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By Paulg68

I have a youg pear tree planted in the ground in a south facing garden. It grows well but for the second time in two years all the ealry sprouting pear fruit has been eaten (or disappeared anyway). It seems to happen about 3 or 4 weeks after blossoming when the fruit is tiny. Any ideas what it might be or tips for stopping it? I also have an established apple tree nearby which is absolutley fine and never any trouble.

any help would be appreciated - so hopefully i can get a crop next year.

regards. paul.



You would not expect to crop it for 2-3 years anyway. Snails often go up the fruit trees and rasp away at anything they fancy. If it was grease banded, as most of mine are, that would detere them. So many 'things have a go at fruit trees, but you never seem to catch them at it.

15 May, 2012


Many thats Dorjac- I'll check that out

22 May, 2012

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