Climate Zones.

Carol Jensen
Fri, 28 Oct 2005 04:28:14 PDT
At 02:23 28-10-2005, you wrote:
>...California, even in areas where the days are hotter in summer than in 
>Austin, the nights are still cooler and tomatoes fruit all summer long.
>Okay, I think I wrote too much.
>--Lee Poulsen
>Pasadena area, California, USDA Zone 10a

I learned a lot from all that. Among other things, I hadn't known that tomatoes needed cold nights. Even in the hottest summer, nights are downright very cool, if not cold, and free land tomatoes do well. Okay, mine generally get the late wilt, but I do get tomatoes out of the plants.

I also have tomatoes in an unheated and very small greenhouse that are still blossoming and tomatoes still ripening, though more slowly. One of these days I will have fried-and-breaded green tomatoes for dinner - um!


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