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SKT174
29-11-2010, 12:03 AM
Hi

I've just planted a pear tree and recently I've noticed that a few of the leaves have black edges, like it has been burnt, the leave will become hard and brittle and curl up.

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Any advice would be great ~

Speedy Gonzales
29-11-2010, 12:12 AM
Could be this ? (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fire_blight)

SP8's
29-11-2010, 07:13 AM
Nasty .... and hope you're not living next to a commercial orchard if it is fireblight SKT.

gary67
29-11-2010, 07:29 AM
Sounds like wind burn, we have the same thing here on our new apple tree, SWMBO has made the garden organic (no nasty sprays) she suggests using neem oil which is available from Mitre 10 you spray it on the leaves

Richard
29-11-2010, 08:25 AM
Doubt it is fireblight. Take a leaf in to Palmers or somewhere similar for their opinion. Might only be planting shock if it just new, or spray with copper oxychloride if you think it is fungal. Are all leaves affected, or just a few?

Trev
29-11-2010, 08:49 AM
I would go along with Richard.
:)

SKT174
29-11-2010, 08:52 AM
Thanks guys ~

At this moment, only a very few leaves are showing this symptom, should I remove those affected leaves or it doesn't matter because it is too late?

SKT174
29-11-2010, 08:58 AM
Nasty .... and hope you're not living next to a commercial orchard if it is fireblight SKT.

I' hope it is not fireblight, I'm in Residential area, no orchards nearby :D

Richard
29-11-2010, 08:59 AM
It's never too late. Take the leaves off if you like, and destroy them just in case, but if any more leaves show symptoms then you will need to take action as suggested. :thumbs:

I hope you are keeping it well watered in this hot weather?

Cicero
29-11-2010, 05:43 PM
I would go along with Richard.
:)

Would be rather crowded if we all did that?

Richard
29-11-2010, 07:06 PM
C'mon Cicero, it's the yellow brick road. ;)

SKT174
29-11-2010, 07:18 PM
It's never too late. Take the leaves off if you like, and destroy them just in case, but if any more leaves show symptoms then you will need to take action as suggested. :thumbs:

I hope you are keeping it well watered in this hot weather?

Yeah , will remove those affected leaves tomorrow morning.

And plenty of water ~ thanks

Cicero
29-11-2010, 07:49 PM
C'mon Cicero, it's the yellow brick road. ;)

To subtle for me Richard.

Terry Porritt
29-11-2010, 08:14 PM
To subtle for me Richard.

Surely not....follow the yellow brick road....http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31EydOVS4no

Richard
30-11-2010, 08:04 AM
Thanks Terry. Oh well Cicero, back to the wood-working I guess. ;)

Cicero
30-11-2010, 08:18 AM
Thanks Terry. Oh well Cicero, back to the wood-working I guess. ;)

Making me look a dunce should make you happy.:wub:blush:

You can be so mean Rich.