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Pitomba Branch Dieback
« on: February 13, 2020, 05:15:10 PM »
I have a Pitomba growing in a 10 cu-ft planter.  About once a month a branch dies as shown in the second pic attached below.  Any idea of the cause?  The plant has doubled in size in 2 years and occasionally sets a few fruits.






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Re: Pitomba Branch Dieback
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2020, 10:24:36 AM »
I was told they need micro-nutrient sprays in the winter.

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Re: Pitomba Branch Dieback
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2020, 07:13:42 AM »
Could be the same as with mangoes. Tips die during cold spelles and get infected then infection goes down. Just a thought

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Re: Pitomba Branch Dieback
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2020, 10:09:40 AM »
This is a persistent problem with many eugenias. Never figured out what causes it.
Jeff  :-)

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Re: Pitomba Branch Dieback
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2020, 06:43:32 PM »
Thanks for the replies.

Aaron- I would expect the entire plant to exhibit nutrient deficiency symptoms, not just one branch at a time.  But I don't see a down side to trying micro-nutrients so I'll try it.

Lebmung- We're in the Florida Keys and haven't had a cold snap in a very long time so I don't think that's the cause.

Cookie Monster- You may be correct and I'll just have to accept it until a solution is found.

Thanks again.

 

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