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Again, every year it sets loads of fruit which then fall off as this develops all over the tree, what is it how do I control it!




~Hi There~
my daughter has two trees that I bought her and this happens every year too.It is some sort of mite in the leaves.
I am intending to repot and try to find out how to sort it~if you find out first please let me know!

16 Aug, 2009


In general fruit trees do better planted in the ground rather than in pots, unless they are the varieties designed to be grown on a patio.

16 Aug, 2009


this is from

Pear leaf Blister Mite can either cause fruit spot damage, or spotting - blistering of the leaves - normally on the undersides. In the UK, is is more of a problem of Pear Trees grown against walls and fences.

The damage first appears on pear leaves with typical small green pimples which soon turn to red, and then brown.

The coloring on apples is different to that on Pears in that the pimples rarely ever turn brown. A small magnifying glass will reveal the minute midges - just a millimetre or so in length.

Severe attacks of Pear Leaf Blister Mite can ruin the leaves and impair the ability of the leaf to fulfil its function.

The mites feed on young fruit and cause small russet areas which in turn lead to deformed fruits.

Adult mites enter the bud scales in late autumn to overwinter, then emerge in early spring just as the new tender foliage is bursting. They then burrow below the skin - epidermis - of the leaf causing an irritation which results in the small galls on le leaf. Eggs are laid the following autumn - fall - and the young remain in the blister to feed until maturity. they then leave the blister galls and start life afresh on new unaffected foliage. The cycle continues.

Spraying with Provado - a systemic insecticide - has given promising results. Otherwise remove affected leaves and burn. Winter oil wash is also an option. Insecticides should be applied pre-bud bust and thereafter cropping.

16 Aug, 2009


Thanks Arlene,
you've taken a lot of trouble typing all that in I will do as suggested and see if I have any better luck next year!

16 Aug, 2009


I have a suspicion that Arlene copied and pasted... can't say I blame her!

16 Aug, 2009


~yes Moongrower ~copy and paste is a boon and so quick on a Mac!
Don't usually use pesticides but will be getting some Provado!

16 Aug, 2009


well however she did it its brill thanks again Arlene!

16 Aug, 2009


~you're welcome!

16 Aug, 2009


Wow another Mac user :-)

16 Aug, 2009


~oh yes!~Wouldn't have it any other way!
My son has a a few of the older original imacs~ the latest two we are using are the ones with the huge screen and the little round brain.
I use a pc at work and they are not half as user friendly!

16 Aug, 2009

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