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Why healthy papaya tree turn bald at the top ? could it be the cause of the present raining season?

#1 User is offline   LimKH 

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Posted 09 September 2008 - 01:11 PM

Dear experienced papaya masters

My matured papaya tree ( about 6 month old from seedling) with
eight fruits on the tree with various sizes ( 50gm to the one about
1.2 kg still green in colour) suddenly turned bald on the tree top
( leaves at the top turned yellow and dropped off ) the situation getting
bad as more leaves are dying off and one of the fruit --50 gm in size
at the top turned yellow.( but the 1.2 kg one still in green at the bottom)

Someone told me that it may be because of the raining season resently,
some said it could be the tree was poisoned. Would the experts advice
what I should do now to salvage the plant and the fruits

Thank you very much for the time

Best Regards
LimKH

This post has been edited by LimKH: 10 September 2008 - 02:19 PM

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Posted 09 September 2008 - 02:33 PM

Weird. I am no papaya expert just got few cents of experience with papaya when young.

Don't eat the fruit. Next is the tree planted in an open area where people can poison it. Poison plant stem tissue will be bruised tea color and has an odd moldy rotten smell.

You will need to do a mole digging one side deep into the soil to figure if it is soggy soil issue. I hope poison is not the cause as it makes the soil not suitable for edible plants.
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Posted 09 September 2008 - 03:19 PM

View Postspheredome, on Sep 9 2008, 02:33 PM, said:

Weird. I am no papaya expert just got few cents of experience with papaya when young.

Don't eat the fruit. Next is the tree planted in an open area where people can poison it. Poison plant stem tissue will be bruised tea color and has an odd moldy rotten smell.

You will need to do a mole digging one side deep into the soil to figure if it is soggy soil issue. I hope poison is not the cause as it makes the soil not suitable for edible plants.


Dear spheredome,
1) The tree was planted in an open area.
2) I had dug the soil but only found wet soil not soggy soil.
3) the end of the leaf stem which fell of from the tree trunk is black in color
4) the corresponding joint on the tree trunk also black in color. But I could not
smell any rotten smell.

Best Regards

LimKH
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Posted 09 September 2008 - 05:22 PM

Looks like toxication to me. Are there surrounding plant and doing well?

Sorry don't have any cure idea. For me I would chop it off, uproot the entire tree to figure out what's wrong. Unfortunately, papaya are hollow trunk, once chop will die off, so there is little cure. IMO. See if others can help.
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Posted 15 December 2008 - 03:40 PM

Hi there,

Would like to tag on this thread for advice on my papaya plant.

yesterday I realise that on my papaya tree (which is in the pot) have those white stuffs gathered on the stems.

This papaya tree ever have small flower buds, but dried up at early stage. :(/>, never get to bloom let alone to bear fruit.

May I know what goes wrong with my plant and how should I try to improve it.

Many thanks in advance.
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Posted 16 December 2008 - 12:18 AM

Hi! keroleen,

Possible to show us some pictures of your papaya plant?...........................bf
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Posted 28 December 2008 - 01:53 AM

View PostLimKH, on Sep 9 2008, 01:11 PM, said:

Dear experienced papaya masters

My matured papaya tree ( about 6 month old from seedling) with
eight fruits on the tree with various sizes ( 50gm to the one about
1.2 kg still green in colour) suddenly turned bald on the tree top
( leaves at the top turned yellow and dropped off ) the situation getting
bad as more leaves are dying off and one of the fruit --50 gm in size
at the top turned yellow.( but the 1.2 kg one still in green at the bottom)

Someone told me that it may be because of the raining season resently,
some said it could be the tree was poisoned. Would the experts advice
what I should do now to salvage the plant and the fruits

Thank you very much for the time

Best Regards
LimKH

I have grown lots of papaya trees in the past. All of them have suffered the same fate as your papaya tree. An expert told me that it is a virus which attacks papaya trees. First one papaya tree will start dying then the whole lot. Once all 6 of my papaya trees died at the same time.
The expert told me that I should wait at least 6 months before planting papaya trees again. So I waited 6 months and my new papaya trees seems to be OK. All of a sudden they started dying again. I suppose the virus was brought to my papaya trees by insects from papaya trees from my neighbours.
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Posted 14 August 2009 - 09:57 AM

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Posted 01 July 2012 - 11:15 PM

View PostLimKH, on 09 September 2008 - 01:11 PM, said:

Dear experienced papaya masters

My matured papaya tree ( about 6 month old from seedling) with
eight fruits on the tree with various sizes ( 50gm to the one about
1.2 kg still green in colour) suddenly turned bald on the tree top
( leaves at the top turned yellow and dropped off ) the situation getting
bad as more leaves are dying off and one of the fruit --50 gm in size
at the top turned yellow.( but the 1.2 kg one still in green at the bottom)

Someone told me that it may be because of the raining season resently,
some said it could be the tree was poisoned. Would the experts advice
what I should do now to salvage the plant and the fruits

Thank you very much for the time

Best Regards
LimKH


Hello All, I am glad I ran into this website. I have the exact same problem ... my plant was doing extremely well ... with fruit growing all over it ... Woke up the next day and the plant had almost withered!! I have no idea what to do!! there are some small green leaves grown on the lower end ... but the top has totally withered and the leaves have become yellow and dried. Someone please help. Are there any experts here?

Regards

Azar

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Posted 07 July 2012 - 03:46 AM

View PostLimKH, on 09 September 2008 - 01:11 PM, said:

Dear experienced papaya masters

My matured papaya tree ( about 6 month old from seedling) with
eight fruits on the tree with various sizes...................
Best Regards
LimKH


Papaya trees are difficult to grow. I have grown lots and they die after a while.
They are prone to root rot and other diseases.
Have a look at this site.
http://papaya-disese...s.blogspot.com/
Regards,
looiht

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 12:01 AM

View Postspheredome, on 09 September 2008 - 05:22 PM, said:

Looks like toxication to me. Are there surrounding plant and doing well?

Sorry don't have any cure idea. For me I would chop it off, uproot the entire tree to figure out what's wrong. Unfortunately, papaya are hollow trunk, once chop will die off, so there is little cure. IMO. See if others can help.


may due to fungi attack, spray malathion
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Posted 31 October 2012 - 03:46 PM

Hi all,
My family had a fruit plantation at Ponggol many years ago, that was my old house.
We sell papayas to market and fruit shops.

It is nothing strange to hear about your papaya tree die suddenly.
The main cost is the strange weather we had here.
Papaya trees will die suddenly within days when ever it started to rain suddenly during a very hot day.(when ground also hot.)
The sudden changed of ground temperature causes root rot, therefore all the leaves will turn yellow and eventually died within a week.
Those green papaya will still turn ripe but not sweet,you can still pluck them down and use for cooking(stir fry papaya with dried prawn n chilli)

Once this happened, there is no cure for it, chop it down, and restart new plant.

Sometimes overdose of fertilizer also can happened the same way.
Do not pour the fertilizer too near to the trunk,diameter 1m away from trunk is the best,a normal practise when grown on ground.
For info, papaya trees love chicken poo...
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Posted 31 October 2012 - 06:29 PM

View Postplantslover, on 26 October 2012 - 12:01 AM, said:

may due to fungi attack, spray malathion


eh..... wrong approach. that kill insect not fungus.

a simpler approach is- to time your growing period away from rainy season.

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 11:01 PM

As alluded in the post above, papaya do not like waterlogged soil. If your papaya tree has very few leaves, the roots are probably rotting below.

My relative used to grow papaya for sale as well. They grow papaya tree in sandy soil.

What you can do is try to use well drained, non clay soil. You can also try to mix sand with the soil and make sure you do not over water the plant.
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