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Paw Paw diseases

Posted by rqhansen 6b (My Page) on
Wed, Jun 4, 08 at 23:25

I got 3 of Neal Petersons Paw Paws 3 years ago. This year, they even bloomed, then 2 of them the leaves shriveled up, turned black, and the trees are apparently dead. Any ideas? We did get a lot of heavy rain this spring. The one that is alive is doing great!

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RE: Paw Paw diseases

They may not be 'dead', but you may have lost the grafted variety. I've had established seedlings and established graftlings do the same thing - they rock along seemingly just fine for a couple or three years, then die back to the ground - and start throwing up new shoots. I have no explanation for why it happens, it just does.

RE: Paw Paw diseases

Maybe ask Peterson. (Maybe (???) he'll replace them.) Or at least explain it?

If you do, please let us know what he says!


RE: Paw Paw diseases

Thanks for the information Lucky, thats what I thought might be the case. I will wait and see if I get any runners from teh plants. I have not seen any yet but will wait and see. My brother in Topeka, KS is having a similar problem with the leaves blackening and dying with whole branches dying. But he has portions of the trees that are doing just fine with fruit set. His are seedling trees.

I guess I will just have to get them again, although Peterson Paw Paws is probably no longer in existence. I will try to find them elsewhere.

Ann, I doubt Peterson will replace them, I hear he has some health issues and his website is currently down.

RE: Paw Paw diseases

  • Posted by nick123 z4b / sunset 44 (My Page) on
    Wed, Jun 18, 08 at 2:34

Paw Paws can get black knot which can kill whole branches.

RE: Paw Paw diseases

Petersons website is up...seems like he's OK, FYI. Just his supply for next year is not known yet.

RE: Paw Paw diseases

Thanks for the update on Peterson, I hope I can get more of them next year.

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