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Paw Paw tree sick

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Hi all,

My 18 month old Paw Paw tree seems to be getting sick. The leaves are dying from the bottom up.

The tree was sold from Bunnings as Bisexual but has never fruited, despite having multiple flowers. Over time those flowers have fallen off earlier and earlier, and now die quickly in the canopy.

The yellowing of the leaves starts at their tips and spreads over a few days.

The tree grew quickly and is about 5 feet tall.

Thanks.

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alabatusa says...
Looks quite young tree to me.

I don't know the age that most PawPaws will fruit in, but most fruit trees begin to fruit around 3-4 years. Will depend if the plant is a seedling or grafted.

I'd say patience is in order. You can try adding some blood and bone around the time it flowers to help fruit set
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denise1 says...
I think the problem may lie in the soil. Has it been too wet or dry. Also it is possible that some herbicide was used nearby.
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Manfred says...
Grafted papaw? What do you graft papaw onto?
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Xug says...
A month later and more leaves/branches lost. The tree still seems very green on top but that canopy is getting very small.

Any more suggestions?

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