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Volume 47 Number 2 Article 10 Pages: 125-127
Year 1993 Month 4
Title: 'Frost' Peach: A Symptomless Source of Cherry Mottle Leaf Disease
Authors: W.E. Howell and R.A. Norton
Trees presently used for producing scions of 'Frost' peach are contaminated with the agent of cherry mottle leaf disease (CML), as deter mined by tissue grafts on sensitive indicator hosts. Therefore, it is suggested that trees of 'Frost' not be planted near orchards of CML-susceptible sweet cherries until a CML-free propagation source is obtained.

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