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Red Bisexual Papaya

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Farouk starts with ...
Hello All,

I have 2 Papaya trees growing next to each other 1 Red & 1 Yellow, planted mid last summer they both have fruit on them but sadly the red has some sort of disease or sickness, toward the top middle trunk of the tree it has a black spot which is really dead/dry & has a crack & when you knock on it has a hollow sound also ontop of this area there is a new black sort of rot which is wet, both trees have put on new growth this spring but the red definitely is not growing that rapidly compared to the yellow even though it is in a better spot, organic composting wise/water etc.

Shall I top it or wait it out ?

Thank you, I will have some photos up soon.
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Farouk
CABRAMATTA,2166,NSW
28th November 2017 1:18pm
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Waterfall says...
Hi Farouk,

I have grown Papaya for a few years now in Sydney and in my opinion its just not worth it. The fruit take too long to ripen and ususally hang on over winter and the taste is average when this happens.
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Waterfall
WATERFALL,2233,NSW
29th November 2017 2:21pm
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Farouk says...
Hello my friend, so true I tasted one of mine, definitely better than the store brought ones but nothing like ones grown in Indonesia which I had fresh there.

Please see my papaya photos attached of the sick one & one of my healthy one.

Thank you
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Farouk
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30th November 2017 7:11pm
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Markmelb says...
Maybe paint some copper-oxy fungicide onto that sick one and may help that internal rot?
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Waterfall says...
It looks like it got too much water during winter and begun to rot. There is a good chance it will not survive this. But remember they are a short lived fast growing plant anyway so starting again with a new plant will not tke long.

They will always get the black spots during winter, this is a fungas attack and you can remove the most affected leaves in spring when the new growth starts again and spray the rest with a fungacide, there are some organic options too.
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Farouk says...
Thanks for your reply, I have topped it with a hand saw in the last few days now looks like I got a small post in the ground.

Hope it makes a new shoot soon, yes I am way too water happy sometimes, I did try to constrain myself this winter though.
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