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Why are my Asian pears cracking?

8 years ago

I have a 'Shinko' Asian pear tree on Betulifolia rootstock. Last year I lost all the pears to cracking. this year, just a few have cracked, but I'm worried the rest will follow. The pears look fine otherwise. I have a Seckel European pear that gets scab, which makes the fruit crack, but those fruit are covered with the fungus. I don't see any such thing on the Asian pears. Rain has been good this year, so I don't think it's related to drought stress. Any ideas?

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