Frost damage on tomatoes - Knowledgebase Question

Question by stevelisah
May 13, 2010
My tomatoe plants got nipped by a late snow & frost. Minor damage, but should I prune off the damaged parts?

Answer from NGA
May 13, 2010


Yes, pinch or cut off the obviously frosted leaves and stems. Tomato plants will usually develop new branching stems and leaves if they are lightly nipped by frost. The cold will set them back a little but they should make up for lost time once the weather warms up. Good luck with your tomatoes!

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