Can Wilted Tomato Plant Leaves Result From Frostbite?

Wilted tomato leaves could result from frostbite. Frost causes a darkening of the leaf tissues, which later wilt and then turn brown, according to the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture Food & Rural Affairs. Tomatoes exposed to temperatures just above freezing can suffer from chilling injury, which also causes wilted foliage.

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