Pawpaw Seed – closed


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

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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 400 to 500 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 limited amounts of pawpaw seed.  The mixed cultivar/varietal category includes many cultivar varieties that were not labeled. New for 2020 is the RVT category.  You can order whole pounds on-line. For smaller quantities, email us directly. The prices are listed below.

pawpaw seed care

Mixed Cultivar/Varietal: Seed of grafted varieties and superior seedlings that we find do well in southeast Iowa and whose flavor we enjoy.  $38/pound,  $25/half pound,  $20/quarter pound, 25 cents/seed

Shensus: These seeds have either Shenandoah or Susquehanna as their mother tree and Shenandoah or Susquehanna as the pollinizer tree. Seedlings of these crosses have produced some outstanding new genetics (Regulus, Atria, Betria). $45/pound,  $30/half pound,  $25/quarter pound, 50 cents/seed

RVT: Pawpaw seeds collected from a Regional Variety Trail planting  near Columbus Junction, Iowa.  Seed was collected only from the interior of the planting, not  from guard rows.  Up to 28 grafted varieties were included in this planting.  $40/pound,  $30/half pound,  $20/quarter pound, $7/ ounce, 25 cents/seed

Shipping costs are not included in the price above.

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Mixed/Varietal, Shensus, RVT


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