What causes black spots on pear tree leaves?
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Also, how do I get rid of black spots on my pear tree leaves?
Treating Fabraea Leaf Spot Treat fabraea leaf spot with fungicides and cultural controls. Spray the pear tree with a fungicide in early and middle summer to control the presence of fungal spores on the tree. Use fungicides according to the manufacturer directions to keep the pear tree healthy.
Also, can you eat pears with black spot? As you note, the lesions do not prevent consumption of the fruit. Just peel and eat unless the infection gets so bad that the fruit cracks or becomes misshapen and secondary rot organisms destroy it.
Thereof, why are the leaves on my pear tree going black?
Pear scab is caused by the fungus Venturia pirina, which often overwinters in fallen leaves. When the fungus attacks nearby pear trees, it initially appears as velvety, dark spots on leaves, fruit and stems. Early infections can cause scabby spots to form on fruits, as well as leaf puckering and twisting.
What is the best fungicide for fruit trees?
Captan. Captan is a fungicide that, depending on the brand, may contain an insecticide such as malathion or carbary, to control soft-bodied pests as well as fungal diseases attacking the apple tree. Captan controls scab, brown rot, mildews and leaf spots on various fruit trees but won't treat cedar apple rust.