Citrus Diseases Exotic to Florida: Satsuma Dwarf
Boat-shaped leaves appearing on Satsuma mandarin infected with Satsuma dwarf virus.



How to Cite

Chung, Kuang-Ren, and Ronald H. Brlansky. 2012. “Citrus Diseases Exotic to Florida: Satsuma Dwarf: PP291/PP291, 2/2012”. EDIS 2012 (2). Gainesville, FL.


Satsuma dwarf is a virus disease that was first reported in the early 1930s in Japan. The disease causes serious problems in citrus because it reduces tree vigor and fruit yield. Satsuma dwarf has also been reported in mandarin-growing areas in China, Korea, and Turkey, where it was likely introduced through importation of infected budwood from Japan. This 2-page fact sheet was written by K.-R. Chung and R.H. Brlansky, and published by the UF Department of Plant Pathology, February 2012.