phony disease

phony disease

[′fō·nē di‚zēz]
(plant pathology)
A virus disease of the peach characterized by dwarfing, abnormal darkening of leaves, and a light crop of small, highly colored fruit; the tree stops bearing fruit after a few years.
References in periodicals archive ?
Schaad (1981).Axenic culture of the bacteria associated with phony disease of peach and plum leaf scald.