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You can remove the affected leaves, but there's no treatment that I'm aware of. Although it looks awful, it shouldn't affect the crop.
Help please!!! My lovely Buerre Hardy pear tree has blister mite ( Eriophyes pyri) I have searched for remedies, but every comment seems to suggest that I completely de-nude the tree which is drastic. Also this year the tree didn't produce any blossom. It usually flowers earlier than the apple tree, which is now in full blossom. Does anyone know what could have caused this?
An American gardening site suggested that I spray the infected leaves with a light cooking oil mixed with washing up liquid and water, does anyone know if this will help or do I have to dig up the tree and burn it, I am so desperate this is the second spring that it has become infected.
We've recently moved into a cottage which has a pear tree in the garden. This seems to be suffering from either blister mite or scab! Also there are masses of pears some of which I assume should have been removed as the branches are hanging really low with the weight. If we remove some of the pears now is it too late for the others to grow larger? We also have a large plum tree without any plums whatsoever!