Pear Tree Infestation

Asked September 3, 2015, 8:14 AM EDT

Dear sir/madam: Our pear tree develops black spots much of its fruit. Those pears which are infected rot rather than ripening. Can you advise what disease the tree has and how to treat/cure it? I am attaching a photo of an infected pear. Thanks. William A. Young

Windham County Vermont

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