cold damage on vegetable transplant
Updated: February 20, 2023

Frost and cold injury causes leaves to turn white

Frost injury is commonly seen in the early spring when warm-season vegetable crops experience night temperatures below 32° F. Affected leaves out-grow the injury if plants are healthy and not stressed further by low temperatures.

whitened spots caused by cold weather on tomato leaves
White to tan spots on tomato leaves exposed to cold temperatures
white spots on a tomato leaf from the cold
Tan splotches on tomato transplants caused by cold, variable spring weather