North American PawPaws(Asimina triloba) in a tree.

By November 26, 2017Articles

North American PawPaws(Asimina triloba) in a tree.

By November 26, 2017Articles

North American PawPaws(Asimina triloba) in a tree.

By Mary H. Dyer, Master Naturalist and Master Gardener Pawpaw trees (Asimina triloba) are remarkably disease resistant and they are even known to stand up to oak root fungus, a widespread disease that attacks many woody plants. However, pawpaw diseases may occasionally occur. Read on to learn more about a couple of common pawpaw illnesses and tips on treating a diseased pawpaw. Two Common Diseases of Pawpaw Trees Powdery mildew usually isn’t deadly, but it can stunt growth of new shoots and will certainly affect the appearance of the tree. Powdery mildew is easy to recognize by powdery, whitish-gray areas on young leaves, buds and twigs. Affected leaves may take on a wrinkled, curled appearance. Black spot on pawpaw is recognized by masses of tiny black spots on the leaves and fruit. Black spot, a fungal disease, is most common in cool weather or following a period of unusually damp

North American PawPaws(Asimina triloba) in a tree.

By Mary H. Dyer, Master Naturalist and Master Gardener Pawpaw trees (Asimina triloba) are remarkably disease resistant and they are even known to stand up to oak root fungus, a widespread disease that attacks many woody plants. However, pawpaw diseases may occasionally occur. Read on to learn more about a couple of common pawpaw illnesses and tips on treating a diseased pawpaw. Two Common Diseases of Pawpaw Trees Powdery mildew usually isn’t deadly, but it can stunt growth of new shoots and will certainly affect the appearance of the tree. Powdery mildew is easy to recognize by powdery, whitish-gray areas on young leaves, buds and twigs. Affected leaves may take on a wrinkled, curled appearance. Black spot on pawpaw is recognized by masses of tiny black spots on the leaves and fruit. Black spot, a fungal disease, is most common in cool weather or following a period of unusually damp

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