The Garden Community for Garden Lovers

By Wilks

United Kingdom Gb

my conference pears are all turning black?????? its only june 1st



It could be codling moth. The grubs are laid in the developing fruits and then decimate them. The way I deal with it is to spray (there are organic sprays available) at the beginning of winter (if I remember) and again just as the blossom is about to open. It is gutting to see the fruits gradually ruined. Bad luck.

4 Jun, 2012


Could also be the cold......

4 Jun, 2012


Try grease banding in early autumn. I did this last 2 years and no probs after that. Messy/tacky handling the stuff but worth it. Should be able to find at your GC.

4 Jun, 2012


Very sorry this has happened - you must be gutted.

4 Jun, 2012

How do I say thanks?

Answer question


Not found an answer?