Top Questions About Paw Paw Trees

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Questions About Paw Paw Trees

Asked by
bandr4 on
August 23, 2017
Brisbane 4509

Q. Paw paw cut low after fruit

Dont Know wether cut shorter so they dont go too high??

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
August 25, 2017
Certified Expert
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The best time to prune is late winter or early spring, when the tree is dormant..
Corrective pruning consists of removing broken, interfering, dead, or diseased branches.
Since pawpaw fruit is produced on new growth, annual pruning will stimulate new growth on older trees.

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Asked by
Tor Andersson on
September 23, 2017
3201

Q. growing paw paw trees

I would like to know if paw paw trees can be grown from cuttings taken from the original mother plant?

Answered by
BushDoctor on
September 24, 2017
Certified Expert
A.

Absolutely! This can easily be done under the right circumstances. This article will give you the information you need: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/projects/rooting-plant-cuttings.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
November 7, 2017

Q. pawpaw

how to boost growth

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
November 7, 2017
Certified Expert
A.

Giving your pawpaw tree the environmental conditions it prefers will encourage healthy growth. See the following articles for pawpaw care and fertilization:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/pawpaw/growing-pawpaw-trees.htm
https://pubs.ext.vt.edu/438/438-105/438-105.html
http://www.fruit.cornell.edu/mfruit/pawpaw.html

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Asked by
Anonymous on
June 3, 2019

Q. Paw paw decease .

Can you please tell me what this decease is and how to treat it on my paw paw fruit and it\’s also on some of the leaves.Thanks Wendy.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 3, 2019
Certified Expert
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It is likely one of many fungal infections that can infect fruit trees. Many times this is incurable, but can be treated with some success using copper-fungicides during dormancy. The best way to keep it healthy from here is to provide the best environment that you can. This article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/pawpaw/diseases-of-pawpaw-trees.htm

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Asked by
jblumberg on
September 29, 2019
Brooklyn, NY 7a

Q. Overwintering pawpaw seedlings in pots.

I live in NYC/7a, and have some pawpaw seedlings in tree pots. Can I leave the pots outside during the winter, and will the roots be okay if the low temperatures reach single digits? I understand that while these trees do fine in our zone, the ground temperature never gets as cold as potted plants. Would it be better to bury the pots in the ground, or not necessary?

These are first season seedlings, so I want to keep them in pots for a year or two before I find their final destinations.

Answered by
BushDoctor on
September 30, 2019
Certified Expert
A.

They should survive the temperatures, but burying them Pot-In-Pot style is, definitely, going to give the seedlings an advantage.

This article will help you to grow them in container: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/pawpaw/container-grown-pawpaw-trees.htm

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