Apple scab and pear scab

Apple scab and pear scab are two fungal diseases that cause dark, scabby marks on the fruit and leaves of apples, pears and some other ornamental fruits. They are so similar that they are dealt with in the same way.

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Apple scab

Quick facts

Common name Apple scab, pear scab
Scientific name Venturia inaequalis, Venturia pyrina
Main symptoms Dark, scabby marks on fruit and leaves
Plants affected Apples, pears, some other trees and shrubs 
Caused by Fungus
Timing Mid-spring onwards

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