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Post  duhh on 1/2/2011, 7:10 pm

About a month ago my yellow pear tomatoes got some frost damage. I wasn't sure what to do, but finally decided to leave them be and see what happened. Here is a pic of the larger damaged plant around the begining of Dec 2010.



Here is the same plant on 1/2/2011



I didn't prune any damage off. There is lots of new growth going on. I will wait until the weather warms up before pruning back for spring.


Just thought I would share this! I thought it was very interesting!
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Post  Furbalsmom on 1/2/2011, 9:14 pm

Lookin Good. There really is a good bit of regrowth there. Looks like those Christmas Lights and the plastic did a good job protecting your plants from the couple of freezes you have had.

Carry On.
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Post  Lavender Debs on 1/3/2011, 9:25 am

Kewl duhh, I was hoping the Christmas gardeners would give "after" shots! Nice.

Deborah....who might stop investing in LED Christmas lights.
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Variety matters?

Post  ander217 on 1/3/2011, 10:03 am

I'm glad your plant is growing again.

When we had our first frost damage in late autumn I noticed that some varieties seemed hardier than others. The heirlooms had all succumbed by then, but some of the hybrids were still going. The Big Beef completely bit the dust with a light frost, but the Italian Plum and Sweet 100 cherry tomato just kept right on growing. The Big Boy suffered a lot of damage but most of the branches remained alive and kept ripening the tomatoes which were still on the plant, but it never fully recovered.

I'm trying to keep all that in mind as I choose my tomato varieties for this year. I'm trying to plant some that are cold-hardy, some that will take high heat, some that will tolerate drought, etc. Perhaps if I plant enough different kinds, something will survive our horrendous summers and last past the first frost. It seemed to work for us last year, and we are trying even more new varieties this year.

We had a fresh tomato on New Year's Day, and still have a couple left ripening in the garage.
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