Pawpaw Black Spot: Mildew Disease

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Watch out for Black Spot on your pawpaws, generally seen in cool weather or after periods of wet weather. Plants lacking in minerals and unbalanced soil structures are more susceptible to diseases. Add a layer of 5IN1® Organic Plant Food over the soil and water plant with a dose of Searles Liquid Potash to keep pawpaws healthy and fruiting.

How to treat pawpaw black spot

If black spot is present pick off and bin effected branches. DO NOT put them in the compost, remove them immediately before the effect other plants. Treat the rest of the plant with Searles Mancozeb.

Black spot can also effect the surface of the pawpaw fruit, however it is not harmful, just unsightly. 

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