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Crap...that sux! I'm sure you're gonna pull all of the ripening tomatoes, because the cold temps will permanently alter their taste. Good luck!
Shoot EG... didn't know that!
Oh yes...just like when you pull a tomato, then place it in the refrigerator. It makes it taste bland, and the texture is kinda mealy...
Toni, last year I blogged about tomatoes and cold weather at http://annieskitchengarden.blogspot.com/2008/09/september-27-2008-save-your-tomatoes.htmlIt was a really helpful article, please do read it.
We had our first light frost here at the garden spot too. No tomatoes to worry about though.EG's right, I remember my family watching the weather on the evening news, then if frost was predicted, we all would go out to the two large gardens and pick all the partially ripe tomatoes and other produce that was ready before covering up the plants.Good luck and I hope you have some help.
What a great reminder that our weather is so different! Hang in there and keep us posted.
Wishing you success in salvaging your tomatoes. Ripening off the vine works very well if they are caught before the freeze and assuming they have at least broken some color and you put them in a room that has warmish temperatures at night.
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