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18/04/2014 at 20:19

can anyone help? My pear tree has curled leaves with red lumps, is this a fungi or aphids?, I cannot see any aphids. Apart from this it looks well and has had its pottash and it isn't dry

18/04/2014 at 20:55

It's something they catch from spores which one year live on the pear tree and the following year on a near by juniper tree.  I think there is a spray for it but your tree should not be affected next year and if someone near by has a juniper it will keep happening.  You can remove and burn/get rid of the infected leaves if you catch it early enough.  I think it can reduce fruit yield but isn't a major problem, just unsightly. Sorry I can't remember the name, I noticed this affected my tree last year.

18/04/2014 at 20:57

Pear Trellis Rust, that's it!

25/04/2014 at 23:46

Thanks very much I thought I may loose my tree. they say gardening is a relaxing past time!

15/05/2014 at 10:00

The newer shoots on my baby espaliered pear have curled leaves - also greenfly - I'm dealing with the greenfly with my usual washing up liquid spray, but I'm wondering whether the curled (tightly rolled) leaves are solely  due to the aphids or whether it's a boron deficiency - shall I add some fertilizer containing boron and if so which one - I usually just use FB&B and manures. 

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