In most cases when a fruit is affected by pox and fleck, both disorders are found together eventhough they are considered separate problems. Fruits affected with pox and fleck are not marketable.
Pox is described as small cuticular disruptions found at random on the fruit surface. The number of the pox and fleck can vary from a few to many in a fruit.
Fleck/Gold Fleck develops as small irregular shaped green spots at random on the surface of immature fruit which become gold in color as fruit ripens. Gold fleck can be due to thrips feeding also.
Pox and Fleck seem to be genetic in nature, but are difficult to breed a resistant variety since the disorders only show up under certain environmental conditions.
A fruit with pox symptom showing rupture of the epidermis (skin). This is characteristic of pox. In case of gold fleck you do not see normally rupture of the epidermis.