Pawpaw

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Suggested outline: Pawpaw is a tree like herb growing from 2m to 10m in height and the trunk about 20cm around narrowing a crown of leaves. stem suckers often develop but branch only when the terminal bud is damaged. the trunk contain soft fibrous wood.

collect and select health ripe pawpaw seed clean themand dry them


prepare the garden early before the set off of the heavy rains dig holes 2 to 3 weeks before planting and add manure


raise seedlings in a nursery bed or sow directly in the garden where the plant is wanted dig and refill holes 60cm wide and 60cm wide spacing should be 2m -4m apart

weeding is esential and care need tobe taken not to damage the roots of the young plants weed around the stem or just slash whenever the weed grows

harvest ripe pawpaws the fruits begin to ripen when it turns yellow and should then be harvested for market and for home use the fruit can be harvested when fully ripe

can he eaten fresh dried juice

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Common Diseases

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Anthracnose

it is a fungal disease that attacks fruits and stalks of lower leaves the attack becomed evident by small water soaked areas on the rippening portion of the fruit

Check out the page Anthracnose to find more information about this disease and other crops and livestock affected by it.

Causes:

fungal

Symptoms:

small water soaked areas on the fruit rotting of the tips spots on the fruit

Prevention:

plant resistant crops plant early proper drainage

Treatment:

spray with a mixture of ash and garlic

Common Pests

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Birds

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Red spidermites

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Thrip and Nematodes

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