Little Cherry Virus 1 (LChV1), Little Cherry Virus 2 (LChV2) and X-disease phytoplasma (‘Candidatus Phytoplasma pruni’) cause small and poor color cherries. Visual symptoms are only seen on mature fruit 1-2 weeks before harvest. Timely scouting, testing and aggressive tree removal are critical to reduce the spread of the disease. Multiple resources are available for scouting and sampling of X-disease and Little Cherry disease during the 2023 season.
New App in English/Spanish for Little Cherry and X-disease Symptom and Insect Scouting
Symptoms and Sampling Videos
Where to send samples
Additional Resource Pages
Resources in Spanish
Fitoplasma X (Western X) Harper, Northfield, Nottingham, DuPont. Traducido Bernardita Sallato, April 2021
Virus de la Cereza pequeña (LChV) Harper, Bixby Brosi, Beers, DuPont. Traducido Bernardita Sallato, April 2021
Enfermedad de la cereza pequeña en cerezos. Video. B. Sallato.
Síntomas de Fitoplasma X y Little Cherry Virus. DuPont, S.T., Harper, S., Wright, A., Bishop, G. June, 2020.
Síntomas de Fitoplasma X en Frutas de Hueso. Naranjo, R., Molnar, C., DuPont, S.T., Harper, S. Oct, 2020.
Corina Serban, WSU Extension (509) 574-1595 firstname.lastname@example.org
Tianna Dupont, WSU Extension (509) 293-8758 email@example.com
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Ashley Thomson, OSU Extension (541) 296-5494 Ashley.Thompson@oregonstate.edu
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