Deformed Pears in Vermont

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    Myles Miller

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    Hello,

    We bought this property back in 2010. About 3 or 4 years ago, we discovered that we had a fruit bearing pear tree. However, every year the pears come out deformed, pitted, just gnarly. Before I cut it down, I was wondering if anybody had advice on what we could do to correct the problem. Thanks!

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    It looks like damage done when the fruit is setting. If it's not the weather, try spraying in the spring before the fruit forms.
     
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    I am pretty sure it is Stony Pit virus. I would take a couple of the pears to the county extension agent to make sure. Other than that nothing can be done if the tree has the virus. Some varieties of pears are immune to the disease while others are very prone to getting it.
    Another possibility is damage from stink bugs but if this happens every year it is a remote possibility.
     
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    Grow a pear!


    That is no solution to the problem, I've just always wanted to say it.
     
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    Yes, now that I look at pictures of Stony Pit, that certainly looks like it. Thank you so much for the information!
     
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    I had a pear tree and every year it had the same misshapen fruits - one side of the pear seemed to be pinched and in the end, I got rid of the tree.
     
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