|Every year our pear tree starts to blossom then comes the fruit then some of the leaves start turning brown and the fruit falls. What do we need to do?|
|What you describe sounds like a fungal infection. To prevent the problem you'll need to spray your tree on a regular basis with a general-purpose fruit tree spray. This insecticide/fungicide combination is available at most garden supply stores. The general schedule is to spray at bud swelling, at petal drop and again about 10 days later.|
It may be too late to spray your tree this year. If so, be sure to rake up the fallen leaves and make a note on your calendar to spray your tree early next spring.