Tomato shortage expected until April

February 16, 2011 4:29:37 AM PST
A freeze in Mexico and cold weather in Florida and Texas are creating a tomato shortage.

This is expected to drive up prices at the grocery store.

The shortage has forced the Wendy's restaurant chain to only serve tomatoes on its sandwiches upon request.

Growers expect the shortage to last through April.

The freeze in Mexico has also shortened the supply of cucumbers, bell peppers and other vegetables.