Pyrus calleryana

Are we Poised for the Return of “Cheetos Dust?” boggs.47@osu.edu Tue, 06/04/2024 - 16:41
Heavy fruit infections by the Cedar-Quince Rust fungus (Gymnosporangium clavipes) are occurring on Callery pears (Pyrus calleryana, family Rosaceae) in southwest Ohio. The “rust” in the common name refers to the rust-colored spores.
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Callery Pear: the Jekyll and Hyde Tree

Last year, I vowed not to take any more pictures of blooming Callery pear (Pyrus calleryana). I have hundreds of pictures including some that I've labeled "Field of Pears." It's a 13.5-acre former farm field along I-75 just north of the exit for SR 129. The field is covered with escaped pears; no trees had ever been planted there. I've been taking shots of the field since 2010.
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