Monday, May 24, 2010

Paw Paw Trees: Something Rotten

On the right is our oldest Paw Paw tree. It is now about 2 years old and for the last 12 months has had some sort of creeping rot on its trunk. We know they don't like wet feet so have been careful not to over water it. We think it may be root rot which occurs if it does get too wet and is not in well drained soil but even laying off watering it completely hasn't seemed to help.

It will be interesting to see if the new Paw Paw planted in the same garden has the same problems and others planted elsewhere don't. It might be an acidic soil issue. The investigations continue...

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