Our 2019 pawpaw harvest will be greatly reduced due to the “Polar Vortex” of the past winter. We hope to offer pawpaw seed again fall of 2020.
This is the same high quality seed we germinate in our nursery to grow our pawpaw seedlings. We separate pawpaw seed from fully ripe fruit and keep the cleaned seed moist and refrigerated. There may be 80 to 120 seeds to one pound.
We ship pawpaw seed November – March. These sturdy seeds are not harmed by freezing temperatures and do not sprout early. We have only very limited amounts of select parentage seed. The mixed cultivar category includes many cultivar varieties that were not labeled.
Mixed Cultivar: Seed of grafted varieties and superior seedlings that we find due well in southeast Iowa and whose flavor we enjoy. $38/pound, $25/half pound, $20/quarter pound, 50 cents/seed
Overlease – An old selection from the wild with heavy crops of large fruit with few seeds and excellent flavor.
NC1 – Overlease decedent from Ontario, Canada. Bears large, fine flavored fruit with few seeds and ripens in the northernmost reaches of the pawpaw’s range.
Pennsylvania Golden – An extra cold hardy, early ripening and heavy bearing selection for northern areas.
Taytwo – An older selection from Michigan. Medium sized fruit and good flavor.
Select parentage pawpaw seed prices:
$45/pound, $30/half pound, $25/quarter pound
Shipping costs are not included in the price above.