However in another incident in Cambridgeshire Cydonia, Crateaegus and Cotoneaster plants were destroyed to contain the outbreak.
Fireblight, which is caused by the bacterium Erwinia amylovora commonly affects apples, pears and related trees and shrubs in the family Rosaceae, sub-family Maloideae (Pome fruits).
Hosts include Amelanchier (June Berry), Chaenomeles (Flowering Quince), Cotoneaster (Cotoneaster), Crataegus (Hawthorn), Cydonia (Quince), Eriobotrya (Loquat), Malus (Apple), Mespilus (Medlar), Photinia, Pyracantha (Firethorn), Pyrus (Pear) and Sorbus (Mountain Ash).
For more information on symptoms and treatments, see Fera's Fireblight Factsheet here.
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