How do you treat a rusty pear tree fungus?
- Select rust-resistant plant varieties when available.
- Pick off and destroy infected leaves and frequently rake under plants to remove all fallen debris.
- Water in the early morning hours — avoiding overhead sprinklers — to give plants time to dry out during the day.
Likewise, people ask, can you eat pears from a tree with pear rust?
This is caused by pear rust, which has become more common recently. If the leaves were not too badly affected, your crop of pears should not have been diminished by this unsightly fungal problem. To minimise the risk of future infection, remove any affected leaves promptly next year.
Regarding this, can you eat pears with rust?
A: Yes, your pear tree is infected by Pacific Coast Pear Rust. (If it's any consolation, many other pear trees in our region also have rust this year.)
Avoid heavy pruning or excess applications of nitrogen fertilizer, both of which encourage new growth. Avoid planting close to wild plants of hawthorn, apple or pear. As soon as fire blight is discovered, prune off infected branches 1 foot below the diseased sections and burn them to prevent further infection.