Description: Scab first appears on the bottom and later
on the side of the fruit. Infected fruit often become
misshapen. Scab spores develop during the winter, in
infected leaves on the ground. Infection begins at the
green-tip stage of flower bud development. Infection
is highest when blossoms are open, but continues for
about 6-9 weeks.
Soap-Shield® Fungicidal Soap
when disease first appears, and repeat at 7-10 day intervals
for as long as needed. For optimum control, begin spraying
at the green-tip stage of bud development. Repeat at
7-10 day intervals for as long as needed. To reduce
disease, remove leaf debris and infected fruit in the
fall. Most infected pears can still be eaten if the
scabby area is removed.