Tomato disease

Asked January 15, 2017, 3:03 PM EST

Golden colored film on my grape tomatoes . what causes this, and how can I prevent it.

Seminole County Florida tomato problem tomato gold fleck

1 Response

I am not a tomato expert but this looks like "gold fleck".
It may be caused by insect (thrip) damage, but is also genetic where some varieties are more susceptible than others, so try another variety.

http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/hs200 and https://www.extension.umd.edu/sites/default/files/_docs/articles/Gold_%20flecking_%20in_%20tomatoes_...