This is one of the most common of the storage rots of the pear. It also occurs while the fruit is still on the tree. Where found it may be seen on examination that the Pink Rot patho-gene, Cephalothecium roseum, has gained entrance through scab spots, or through breaks in the skin due to careless handling of the fruit. When scab is controlled and the fruit carefully handled, Pink Rot is reduced to a minimum. (See Apple, page 117.)