Pear Rust - Gymnosporangium sabinae

    Description

    Like many rust diseases, G. sabinae requires two different hosts to complete its life cycle from year to year. Juniper is the winter host and pear is the most common summer host.

    Habitat

    On Pear and Juniper.

    When to see it

    Winter on Juniper and summer on Pear.

    Life History

    The disease can be particularly damaging on pear, resulting in complete defoliation and crop loss if not treated.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in England at least.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map