Good morning, can you advise me please I bought 2 fruit trees last year, Pear tree - Williams Bon Chretien, and a Braeburn apple tree. The pear tree around March time started showing a few curled up leaves & by end of April leaves started getting holes & I found a small caterpillar having a feast. There are quite a few on the tree so I used a natural insecticide a mix of onion,garlic,Cayenne Pepper,soap & water. The only thing that did was turn the rest of the leaves on the tree black & I still have caterpilars!!! It has not flowered so what do you suggest I do, should I remove all the leaves or should I spray it with something if so what would you suggest. The apple tree did flower & fruits are starting to show, but I do have signs of this caterpillar moving in on this one now. Look forward to your advice. Thank You.
- 13 May, 2011