pawpaw, pest or cultural issue?
I bought and planted two pawpaw trees, approximately 3.5 feet in height, on March 10. The trees were still dormant when I planted them. The first began to leaf out around Apr 1. It has continued to leaf out and is looking pretty good. The second one is planted about 10 feet away and began to show signs of leafing out about a week ago. Since then, a couple leaves have sprouted from the buds only to black a bit and seem to die. The first plant shows signs of a little pest damage. I have not seen any type of bug or pest on either. Any idea what's going on here?
I planted both to the same depth that they were at in the pots. The roots were in good condition. I put only a small amount of kelp meal and compost in the ole when I planted them. No synthetic fertilizer. Should I be patient? Your advice is appreciated.