Pawpaw Seed – Not Available for 2019


Seeds for growing pawpaw seedlings. Mother trees are named grafted varieties or superb seedlings.

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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.

Scooping flesh from ripe pawpaw.
Scooping flesh from ripe pawpaw.

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

Select Parentage:
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.

Additional information


Mixed, Overlease, NC1, Pennsylvanian Golden, Taytwo


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