How can I reduce the height of my red PawPaw tree without reducing its fruting

It also has a brown spot leaf disease which kills the leaves off, one by one. If I reduce the height I can reach the leaves to spray them.


11 August 2019 02:45 AM

Dear Virginia,

Yes you can prune your Paw Paw tree to a reasonable height to where you can harvest the fruit. It will produce new branches from below the cut. Coming into spring, your tree will produce flowers and then fruit so autumn when the tree has finished fruiting would be the best time to prune. Paw Paws are proned to fungal disease, so try and keep your tree's health boosted by giving it a good supply of potassium and seaweed extract throughout the growing season.

Topics: Fruit and Citrus Issues: Diseases