Virginia Pear AdVisor

Updated 2 October 2014

Pear production has declined in Virginia over the past century, with a combined assault by fire blight and pear psylla. Most production in the mid-Atlantic region is now in Pennsylvania, with scattered orchards in other states. There are a few new plantings of Asian pears to complement the predominant European varieties of Pyrus communis.

Maintained by: Douglas G. Pfeiffer
Department of Entomology
Virginia Tech