I have attached a photo of my Asian Pear. My local nursery upon seeing a...
I have attached a photo of my Asian Pear. My local nursery upon seeing a branch indicated that this may be " Fire Blight" but was not sure. Can you give me your assessment and possible treatment. If picture is not clear I will be happy to bring a branch to your office for assessment. Thank you
Montgomery County Maryland
Yes, your Asian pear is suffering from 'Fire Blight'. Unfortunately, there is no chemical control we can recommend for the control of this disease,. Infected branches should be pruned 8-12 inches below the infected area. Do not cut back to a healthy branch or trunk until mid-winter, when the tree (and the disease) is full dormant.