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Q.Save Soursop Seedlings With Brown Leaves?

Zone 91739 | BoonSoCal added on December 20, 2020 | Answered

I just received soursop seedlings via USPS but they don’t look well due to USPS very late delivery and rough handling. Most of the leaves fell off and the only ones left are half brown (see attached). What should I do to help the seedlings to survive? One of the seedlings have no leaves at all, will it survive? I don’t have a greenhouse so I leave them outside but I keep them under the shade now since I heard it’s better to not expose the seedlings by mail to the sun right away. Any advice from pro gardeners?

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Answered on December 21, 2020

The one in the photo will survive. That soil is very, very wet, though. Looks to have caused an infection. I would care for it the first year in container. This can help to get it up to size before planting. You will want to treat with a fungicide, as well.

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