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  • From: "Kieran and/or Donna" <>
  • To: "North American Fruit Explorers" <>
  • Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Fire blight in Tenn
  • Date: Wed, 5 May 2010 22:20:36 -0500

I've got fire blight down here.  Not exactly sure why, it seems to have gotten started during a dry spell, and the weather was quite dry while the trees were blooming.  One thing is for sure, Korean Giant pear is NOT resistant to fire blight.  Lucky in Hopkinsville KY and someone in Chattanooga have both told me that theirs died to the ground from blight.  Mine bloomed nicely this year, but most of the fruit spurs have blighted.  I've been pulling them off and cutting off branches, I'd like a real crop before it dies.  It's grafted about 3 ft high and there's a branch I've already grafted something else to. 
    A number of my apples have the blight too.  I really thought I'd have a crop this year.  Now I wonder what my trees will look like when it's done.  Donna

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