[tomato] dappling leaves

Ian Stoba and Laurie Mandigo-Stoba (Tomato@GlobalGarden.com)
Thu, 26 Feb 1998 15:49:02 -0800

I have a question for you more experienced (than me;) tomato growers.  I
have Gold Nugget seedlings growing right now, and they have a curious
dappling on the leaves of lighter green/yellow.  The newest leaves aren't
affected, but I'm not sure if it just takes some time to appear or not.  At
first, I thought it might be a nutrient deficiency, so I gave them a drink
of dilluted compost tea about a week ago.  No change so far.  I normally do
this when potting up, but might have missed these guys.  They are now about
10" tall, and otherwise look healthy.  I have another 6" gold nugget which
doesn't have this leaf discoloration, and none of my other seedlings have
it.  I grew them from four year old seed (poorly protected for four years,
I might add), so I was lucky to get any of these seedlings going, but I'd
rather not risk infecting other plants, and I've plenty of other varieties
that I'm more excited about growing.  Any ideas on what it might be?
Should I just pitch these two and hope the third produces something?
Thanks for any suggestions!

Laurie Mandigo-Stoba
San Francisco