[NAFEX] Fireblight worse than usual this year?

tanis cuff tanistanis at hotmail.com
Wed Jun 1 16:58:09 EDT 2005

Not sure if I've ever seen fireblight in this area, but this spring I'm 
finding the occasional tip die-back.  It goes in only a leaf or 2, and 
quits; dry brown dead part falls off with light tug.  I think I saw a little 
of this last year.  It's still not enough to take bother taking samples to 
the diagnostic lab.

----Original Message Follows----
From: Lucky Pittman <>
To: North American Fruit Explorers
Subject: RE: [NAFEX] Fireblight worse than usual this year?
Date: Wed, 01 Jun 2005 09:23:19 -0500

More fireblight on the Asian pears than at any time in the past 10 years, 
Clapp's Favorite, which lost easily 50% of the tree to FB & pruning two 
years ago and has never really recovered, is all but dead - with only a 
single branch surviving this year's FB onslaught.
No more FB than usual in the apples - some cultivars are more susceptible 
than others(but I'd have to pull my orchard map to tell you which ones are 
hit this year.


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