[NAFEX] pawpaw seedling transplant fail

Alexander Brands abb7 at Lehigh.EDU
Wed Jul 6 16:06:10 EDT 2011

> Date: Tue, 5 Jul 2011 17:20:10 -0500
> From: mIEKAL aND <qazingulaza at gmail.com>
> Subject: [NAFEX] pawpaw seedling transplant fail
> To: North American Fruit Explorers <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
> Just potted up 30 seedlings of John Gordon's mixed hardy pawpaws & all
> but 6 suffered complete transplant shock & died.  The plants were
> already hardened off before potting up.  Luckily I still have a quite
> a few more tho I'm unsure of how to get a better success rate.  I was
> thinking maybe putting them back in the greenhouse after they're
> transplanted but the greenhouse is in the 85 - 90 F range the last few
> weeks...  Maybe I need to wait for them to go dormant & pot up next
> spring.

Tell us more about what you did.....what the seedlings were in, what  
you planted them into, how big they are.


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