Vegetables & Frost

From TAMU:

  • In general, a frost (31-33 degrees F.) will kill:
    • beans,
    • cantaloupe,
    • corn,
    • cucumbers,
    • eggplant,
    • okra,
    • peas,
    • pepper,
    • potatoes,
    • sweet potatoes,
    • squash,
    • tomatoes, and
    • watermelon.
  • Colder temperatures (26-31 degrees F.) may burn foliage but will not kill:
    • broccoli,
    • cabbage,
    • cauliflower,
    • chard,
    • lettuce,
    • mustard,
    • onion,
    • radish, and
    • turnip.
  • The real cold weather champs are:
    • beets,
    • Brussels sprouts,
    • carrots,
    • collards,
    • kale,
    • parsley, and
    • spinach.

Below two lists are from https://www.hortmag.com/weekly-tips/frost-tolerant-garden-vegetables

  • Semi-hardy vegetables are those which can survive repeated light frosts in the 30–32 degree F range include:
    • beets,
    • Chinese cabbage,
    • cauliflower,
    • celery,
    • collards, 
    • green onions,
    • potatoes,
    • Bibb and leaf lettuce,
    • mustard,
    • parsnips,
    • radishes,
    • spinach, and
    • Swiss chard.
  • Hardy vegetables are those that can survive temperatures as low as 20 degrees F before finally being killed include:
    • cabbage,
    • broccoli,
    • brussels sprouts,
    • carrots,
    • kale,
    • leeks,
    • rutabagas and
    • turnips.

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