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.