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Catillac Pear tree

Owner: Anton

Location:  Pittsboro, NORTH CAROLINA, United States

Age:Planted in about 2008
Age of this tree:17 years
Rootstock:OHxF 513
Soil:heavy red clay 
Climate at this location:hot, humid, buggy
Pruning:central leader
Tree form:Central leader (widest at bottom)
Height:Between 6ft / 2m and 15ft / 4m
Cropping:Medium crops
Growth:This tree does not grow well here
Herbicides:Manual treatment (hoeing and weeding)
Pesticides:Chemical treatments
Local pests:codling moth, fireblight, cedar-apple rust

Season records for this tree

  • 2016

    Size: 3.5m / 11.7ft high   3.0m / 10.0ft wide
    Canker: Not present
    Scab: Not present
    Mildew: Not present
    Fireblight: Severe attack
    Cedar-apple rust: Mild attack
    Woolly aphid: Not present
    Codling moth: Mild attack
    Plum fruit moth: Not present
    Silverleaf: Not present