Pear Disease - Pear Scab

Pear scab resembles apple scab in nearly all respects and is caused by the closely related fungus Venturia pirina.
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Updated: October 19, 2017

Pear Disease - Pear Scab

Source: Howard F. Schwartz, Colorado State University, Bugwood.org

Although it is not particularly common, pear scab is very destructive when it does occur. Its symptoms and disease cycle are so similar to those of apple scab that they need not be repeated here.

A major difference is the frequent appearance of pear scab on twigs, where it can overwinter and start new infections in spring.

Leaf infection of pear is not as common as apple scab on apple leaves.

Disease management

Routine fungicide sprays normally control this disease in Pennsylvania.