Virus Diseases


Yellowish (chlorotic) banding pattern appears long the main veins of the leaves.

Gooseberry Vein Banding Virus


Gooseberry vein banding virus on the red currant 'Wilder' in Corvallis, Oregon.


Gooseberry vein banding virus on the gooseberry 'Snowdrop' in Corvallis, Oregon.

This virus causes a yellow banding pattern along the main veins of the leaves. The symptoms are most evident in early spring growth and harder to see in mid-summer. Gooseberry vein banding is the most common virus disease of Ribes likely to be encountered in North America. This virus can be carried to other plants by aphids.

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