Hi all. We are based in Kent, Uk. And we have this pear tree. Moved in here year ago. How can l save it? It has few issues. I will do winter wash next year but what else is going on here? Pears are marked and very deformed, leaves are “burned”.
I agree with @alanmercieca that brown russeting is totally normal for the Pitmaston Duchess Pear. I do see some brown leaves which can ne normal as leaves die. If the overall tree looks ok your ok. Sometimes pears leaves change due to moisture, temperature, and season changes not just from insects or disease. That is not a pear i grow and may not be available here in the states. It is very similar to Duchess d’ Angoulme as you mentioned.
Since ‘Pitmaston Duchess Pear’ has been common in the UK and has fruit similar to @Pola_Margate’s tree, I am guessing that his tree might be related to ‘Pitmaston Duchess Pear’. I wonder how big those fruit actually are!
I have a question for you @clarkinks, about how much diameter are the pear cuttings from Corvallis usually? I am wondering how thick my root stock has to be.