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Q.Fruit No Fruit

Zone 72459 | Anonymous added on May 24, 2023 | Answered

early this spring my paw paw tree was loaded with fruit, after the leaves started to come on the fruit disappears. Only seeing a couple fruits now. This happens every year, what could be the matter? the tree looks healthy with plenty of leaves.

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Answered on May 24, 2023

Typically the flowers bloom first, then leaves appear, then fruit later in the season. If fruits are disappearing, I would suspect wildlife. Birds, squirrels, and other mammals eat the fruit. Also, the fruit ripens quickly, then drops, making it easier for scavengers to run off with it.



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