Bartlett Pears Have Large Bumps On Them

Question From: B. Nelson - Los Alamos, New Mexico, United States
Q: My barlett pears have large lumps on them. They almost resemble a decorative squash with all of the bumps. There are no hole or blemishes on them, they just have a couple of large lumps. Are they safe to eat?

A: Beverly, I have no expertise when it comes to diseases of pears, so I can't answer your question. I suggest you call Stark Brothers Nursery for advice. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy