Papaya Tree Leaves dying

Papaya (pawpaw)    None Given

My papaya is located outdoor and watered regularly. It is fruiting generously but I dont know why all of the sudden the leaves started turning brown and dying.
Is it lack of water or to much of heat? It is 95F here in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and very humid.

Posted by: reem (9 points) reem
Posted: July 15, 2016


It could be due to sunburn (also called as sun scorch). Usually it happen due to prolonged hot, dry and windy weather or bright sunshine which causes plants to lose water in excess by transpiration faster than water uptake from roots. Also conditions like sandy or gravelly soil, near obstructions or pavement that restrict root growth, or exposed windy slopes promote scorching.

Posted by: Dr. Ravishankar Narayana (11 points) Dr. Ravishankar Narayana
Posted: July 18, 2016

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