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9 days ago

Defoliation of pear tree caused by leaf rolling grub

This morning in a garden where I work I noticed that all the pear cordons had a number of young leaves that were rolled tightly and sealed shut with silk webbing. When I opened...

1 answer · 53 visits

20 days ago

Pear blossom shrivel

I suspected it was Erwinia amilovora last year, but I considered that, except bloom fall, there were no black, involuted branches. So now I think that it may be Monilia laxa but...

0 answers · 91 visits

24 days ago

Strange blackening on my Asian pear: what is it?

Hi there! I noticed on my Hosui bare rooted plant these blackenings in correspondence of the cuts. According to the nursery it is a fungal disease and gave me a new one....

1 answer · 97 visits

about 1 month ago

Apple pear affected by nectria canker?

Hi there! I have this apple pear/Asian pear/nashi pear. I noticed these blackenings near some cuts made 2 months ago by the nurseryman when I bought it. When I cut the...

1 answer · 116 visits

3 months ago

How to treat asian pear (nashi, Apple pear, pyrus pyrifolia)?

Hi there, Can someone tell me how to treat diseases of Asian pears? When and what kind of chemicals are used against diseases? Thank you!

1 answer · 186 visits

4 months ago

Pears won't get any bigger

I have an older pear tree that will only produce really small pears . Every year I have tons of pears but they will not get big . Added another tree to see if that would help...

1 answer · 206 visits

5 months ago

most of my pear tree leaves are light yellow to white, a little green veins can bee seen on some leaves.

My pear tree's leaves are light yellow to white, some green veins can be seen in some leaves.

0 answers · 170 visits

8 months ago

Pears growing , turn brown on the bottom then fall off

Growing pears turn brown on the bottom then fall off the tree prematurely , happens every year, please advise

1 answer · 283 visits

8 months ago

Non-bearing Pear trees

Ok, We have one Keifer, and 2 LaConte pear trees 4, 2, and 3 years old respectively. They are in full sun. They developed many blooms but don't set fruit. We are totally stumped...

South Central Texas
1 answer · 280 visits

11 months ago

Foliar issues on old variety of pear -- What is this?

red marks and somewhat 'gummy' feeling touching the red parts. The problem affects the top leaves, very young plant transplanted last autumn.

2 answers · 335 visits

12 months ago

Holes in bottom of pears

My pear tree is loaded this year for the first time. The ends look as if they have holes in the bottom, I saw on one picture of young pears that this looked normal. Is it?

0 answers · 336 visits

about 4 years ago

Pear trees that don't produce fruit

I was speaking to a friend of mine last week about our respective garden problems and she happened to mention that the pear trees she has in her garden do not produce fruit. Is...

2 answers · 30,386 visits

about 4 years ago

When and how to plant pear tree

I really want to try planting some fruit trees in my back yard this year. I’d really like a pear tree. I’ve been trying to read up on how to do this but some sites recommend...

1 answer · 6,429 visits