Fig mosaic

problems Guide

Signs of the problem


Yellow spots and mottling on foliage; margins of spots are diffuse and blend gradually back into the green of the leaf


Spots may be distributed uniformly across the leaf surface or as irregular patches.

Transmitted by fig mites or by grafting from infected tree.


Mature lesions develop a brown-red band around their margin.

Solutions to the problem


Do not collect propagation material from any trees showing symptoms of disease; controlling fig mites may help to reduce incidence of disease.