Dwarfing citrus trees using viroids


This Primefact provides information about research results on graft-transmissible dwarfing (GTD) budlines which contain a GTD viroid that controls tree size. In the absence of a proven dwarfing rootstock for citrus, this method is used in high density citrus plantings where controlling tree size is essential for success.

The contents of this Primefact include:

  • Background
  • Overseas research
  • Australian trials
  • Guidelines and recommendations
  • Inoculating trees
  • Care of young trees after budding


Primefact 704 First Edition

Published: Sep 2007