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How do you care for Tamarillo trees during frost?

The leaves are starting to turn black, should I cut off the damaged ones? But then how do I protect the rest of the tree. I would hate to lose it, it's taken me awhile to grow. Plus one of the lower branches broke off when we were retrieving the fruit. Thanks.

Fruit and Citrus • Physical Damage

Sadly, your tamarillo tree has frost damage. But don't be tempted to remove the leaves at this stage even if they look unsightly - they offer protection to the rest of the tree should there be further frosts. They can be pruned once all risk of frost has passed. Yates Waterwise DroughtShield, an anti-transpirant,is an excellent product that can be sprayed onto foliage to protect it from light frosts, sun burn, drought and transplant shock. You may wish to apply Yates Waterwise DroughtShield to the remaining leaves as an extra precaution.

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Answered: 27 Jun, 2013

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