Sharp freeze devastates Mexican vegetablesThis article was originally published in Foodnews
FREEZING temperatures across much of Mexico may have devastated tomato, sweet pepper and other crops. The freeze is claimed to be the worst for over half a century. Temperatures during the night of 3-4 February were as much as 10°C lower than forecast in the Sonora region, meaning that many farmers, although aware that cold weather was coming, did not appreciate how severe it would be and took inadequate steps to preserve their crops. Squash and melons are two of the commodities that will be most affected, according to The Packer. Tomatoes and peppers will now not ship from the region until March or April.