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Old 06-05-2017, 08:28 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Default Re: Asimina Triloba (Paw Paw)

So I just wanted to post a little update for some people who may have experienced this problem at all.. what I did was put worm castings onto the soil and worked that in.. put down more jobes organic natural acid loving fertilizer and then watered well with the entire bottle of maxi crop seaweed diluted in water and saturated the soil around the tree really well.. then I put a shade cloth over the tree.. I removed the cloth while it is rainy and cloudy for now but when the sun comes back out I will put the shade cloth back over the tree.. Here is the progress so far.. the tree seems to be in better shape now than before.. still growing slowly but at least the leaves are turning a darker green where the new ones are emerging.. I guess it was a nutrient deficiency with too much direct sunlight?

I am very fascinated and excited about growing Pawpaws (Asimina triloba). I also am equally fascinated and excited to be growing: Pawpaw cultivars, Echinacea purpurea 'magnus', Asclepias tuberosa Butterfly Weed, Musa basjoo Cold Hardy Banana, Lycium barbarum 'Sweet Lifeberry', Passiflora incarnata 'hardy native maypop'.

Future projects: Indigenous/native host plants for butterflies such as: Zizia aurea Golden Alexanders, Eutrochium maculatum Joe Pye Weed, Asclepias incarnata Rose Milkweed.
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