Two days ago, I discovered that some shoots on the pear thickened, the apical buds disappeared, the shoot dries up and turns black. At the cut, I saw that the core was already brown, and then to the main branches the shoots were still healthy, green. Tell me, what kind of illness can it be and how can pears be treated?
Natalia, do not worry and do not panic. What happens to your pears is not contagious, and it is not a disease at all, but physiology. In some varieties of pears, these are the pads. Take a close look, there should be kidneys on the “bump” itself. This suggests that pears will bloom this year. Do not forget to weed the ground in the near-stem circle, remove weeds and be sure to monitor the amount of moisture, its lack can destroy trees in a matter of days.