Question: What do y'all think is wrong with these two Dream atemoyas? Main sign is drooping leaves.
Details: Back in Feb I got three Dream plants from Wayne, two on pond apple rootstock and one on cherimoya, with one of the pond apple ones going to my friend. About a month ago mine started getting droopy leaves, with it looking generally better in the mornings and by late afternoon the leaves would be hanging almost straight down. It has somewhat improved, but now my friend's plant is also doing the same thing, only worse and actually dropping leaves. Both are getting plenty of water, and if they weren't on pond apple rootstock I'd think maybe flooding was the issue. Given that they are both on pond apple, we are concerned delayed incompatibility is rearing its ugly head. The graft junctions are gnarly looking cleft grafts, but otherwise appear to be solid. Any guesses on what the problem could be?
Both of us had let some suckers grow a little where they'd formed maybe peanut sized nodules on the rootstock portion. It seems like cutting those off flush with the trunk has helped mine, but I'm not 100% sure of the timeline on mine making a partial recovery.
My friend's Dream.
My less sad Dream.
My other Dream on cherimoya rootstock.