Which Crops are Sweeter after a Frost and Why

Crops that are sweeter after a freeze

Frosty Lettuce

Brassicas

  • Brussel sprouts
  • kale
  • collard greens
  • turnips
  • cabbage

Alliums

  • leeks

Umbells

  • carrots
  • celeriac
  • parsnip

Chenopodiaceae

  • beets
  • swiss chard

Frost on Brassica

What makes crops sweeter after a freeze?

The response these plants have to cold temperatures improves their sweetness. By increasing the amount of sugar in their cells or by converting starch stores into sugar when temperatures drop, it keeps them from freezing. And, lucky for us, that makes them sweeter. This article explains it in more detail, if you want to know more.

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