Micro climate can damage plants in different parts of the yard

Marisa Y. Thompson

Question: How long can I leave the green tomatoes on the plants before they are frozen?

Curry County Extension Agriculture Agent Mason Grau

Answer: If the temperature in your area is expected to drop and you can leave fruit on the plants, you are pushing them. Your neighborhood may be a little warmer than the surrounding area, and you will have a few more days (or weeks) to ripen outside. Your plants may be in a warmer microwave in your backyard, which is safer. The temperature in your backyard can drop below freezing but only for a few minutes, so more exposed tomatoes are frozen and turned into mush, but most tomatoes are left untouched under the leaves.

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