I've read the other answers but this question is a bit different. We've had 2 freezes each month this summer. 90 to 100 degrees (F) daytime and plummeting to 35 or lower at night. We have covered with newspaper and row cloth and that really helped but then July and August we started feeling too safe and lazy. Gorgeous tomato plants (30) laden with fruit.
There are a few tomato plants (6) that weren't damaged at all. I am unable to figure out what is common about them; their placement, their variety? All of the tomato plants are laden with beautiful green tomatoes. The weird thing is that the basil, cucumbers, squash, beans were not damaged. The sweet potatoes are complete goners.
Is there a chance by leaving the tomato plants alone (we built the new greenhouse right over the garden and just got the skin installed, no heat as yet)... that the green fruits will ripen? Is there enough photosynthetic property within the green stems to allow this?