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Pear Rust in spring

I have a young pear tree probably about 2.5m tall now. Last year it had horrific pear rust on almost every leaf.  I have read up on it, and I don't have any Junipers, the nearest ones are about 50m away but not anything I can trim or chop down.

It's just budding now, so I am after advice if there is anything I can do at this point to prevent it happening again?

I intend to keep a close eye on it and remove any leaves that show signs. 

tia

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,518
    That's what I do @robatworkuk ... pick them off as I find them and then I burn them or bag and put in household waste bin.  Some years it seems worse than others, but so far I've not noticed it affecting the crop.

    Best of luck  :)
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 8,584
    My pears get rust too.
    Junipers need to be more than 500m away to keep it at bay according to the RHS site.
    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • Pear tree now budding - is the below rust already or just how the buds should normally appear?


  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,336
    Normal.  There are no diagnostic signs on buds, only the characteristic orange spots on leaves, once those have formed.  Enjoy the blossom! :)
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • Thanks Bob that's a relief - every bud is identical!
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,518
     B) 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







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