Avocado sunblotch

Avocado sunblotch

Photo by David Rosen, University of California Statewide IPM Project

  • Found sporadically in some areas of Australia
  • Fruit are small and deformed with sunken pale blotches
  • Discolouration and streaking occurs on stems
  • A range of symptoms are seen on leaves though some infected trees remain symptomless
  • Spread through infected seed or using infected scions for grafting

High priority pest of: Avocados


Scientific name: Avocado sunblotch viroid (symptomatic strains)
EPPRD Category:
Life Form: Virus

Pest Documents

FS: fact sheet

CP: contingency plan

DP: diagnostic protocol