is mosaic virus carried in all fig trees?
Until now, I have been confused about mosaic virus. I thought that only a minority of fig trees were infected with mosaic virus, but reading the book 'Figues' (unfortunately only published in french), written by Pierre Baud (the owner of the main fig nursery in Europe 'Baud nursery'), I have realized that this is a misunderstanding.
According to this author, all the fig trees are carriers of the mosaic virus, except young trees born from seeds. Sooner or later, all the figs are infected with this virus, particularly known varieties because many of them were created several hundred years ago.
But the good news are that (always in accordance with this author) it is considered a minor disease, it doesn't affect the growing nor fruiting, and only is visible -like darker points in the leafs- in stressing situations as such deficit of water or bad managed potted plants, disappearing in normal situations.
Some varieties are proner than others to show the symptoms.
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