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What can I do to help these two pawpaw trees.  They are very slow growers and well behind the others.  Is this Nitrogen deficiency?
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In the files section of the Pawpaw Fanatics Facebook page, check of the nutrient deficiencies PDFs. It looks like they are a little dried out and may need some water. Based on Weather Underground (https://www.wunderground.com/history/monthly/us/al/huntsville/KHSV), Huntsville, AL hasn't gotten rain in about two weeks. Once the leaves drop for this year, I'd suggest adding compost over the soil to help with any nutrient deficiencies.
 
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Young paw paw likes to grow in shade for the first 3-5 years. They look a bit sun burnt to me.
 
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Shawn Harper wrote:Young paw paw likes to grow in shade for the first 3-5 years. They look a bit sun burnt to me.


I have a small wire cage that goes around these and I put white shade cloth 50% so they are shaded from noon through the rest of the day.
I just removed the shade from the other 5 trees yesterday since they are twice the size and I will keep an eye out for sunburn on those.
 
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Put some blood meal on them.  They are turning dark green.  May have to apply some dilute piss later.  Variety is the spice.
 
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