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Fruit falling

Papaya (pawpaw)    None Given.

My papaya tree has baby fruits that turns yellow and fall off. What 'a happening? Is it the soil condition?


Posted by: Kok Mee Mee (1 point) Kok Mee Mee
Posted: July 8, 2017

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Kok Mee Mee commented,
Now the leaves have yellow spots. Can anyone help with a good insecticide to buy?
8 days ago.

Dr. Ravishankar Narayana commented,
Did you notice any insect on the plant? Please upload images of yellow spots. Thank
6 days ago.



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Most of the time it is a natural process where small immature fruits, drops off since they are not fertilized (quite common in female plants). In some cases unfavorable weather conditions like too high or low temperature, water stress (excess or less water), pests and disease etc. might cause fruit dropping.

https://www.ctahr.hawaii.edu/oc/freep...
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edib...


Posted by: Dr. Ravishankar Narayana (134 points) Dr. Ravishankar Narayana
Posted: July 11, 2017

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