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Pawpaw, Premium Giant Mix (5 seeds) (GR232) $6.00
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Pawpaw, Premium Giant Mix

         
 
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Grow a champion pawpaw! Once a staple in Native American and early settlers diets, the pawpaw is now considered a rare delicacy. This tropical-flavored treat is the largest fruit native to North America. Most available pawpaw seed is obtained from wild, small, random seedling sources of greatly mixed and questionable genetic quality. Not our seeds! Offered is a mix of domesticated pawpaw genetic lines for optimal cross-pollination that results in large size (average 8-16+ ounces), excellent flavor, and premium quality. Peaceful Heritage Nursery is a rare fruit tree nursery and mini-farm located in Stanford, KY. Seeds are shipped in special controlled conditions for easier germination. Includes detailed growing tips.

 

PLEASE READ THESE DIRECTIONS CAREFULLY AND FOLLOW CLOSELY OR FAILURE MAY RESULT. Pawpaws are easy to grow but take special care the first few years, and when starting the seed. Pawpaw seeds must never dry out, freeze or dehydrate. This kills the seed. Remove your fresh seeds from their bag and plant immediately, or leave in the bag with moist material, in the fridge until ready. Plant seeds immediately under 1 inch of potting soil in containers and keep consistently moist (but not soaking wet), keep warm (around 70-82 F) and dark, out of direct light. Potting mix should be very light and fluffy with perlite or similar material. Seeds first grow roots, then the tops show. Roots emerge in about 1-3 weeks from planting, expect tops to show in about 6-10 weeks from planting. BE PATIENT! Do not attempt to dig them up and check them! This can kill them. The tops will show eventually, but it can take a few months. Remember to keep constantly moist and out of freezing temperatures. If the seeds or potting mix dries out, it will kill the plant. Seeds can also be direct-sown after all danger of frost, in May-June outside in prepared seed beds or holes. Plant shallowly about 2 inches deep and keep moist. Seedling pawpaws must be shaded until about 3 years old or will get sunburned and die. 3-foot tall chicken wire tubes covered in cloth or cheesecloth work well. Make sure the cloth is securely fastened. Annually fertilize from April-July with a balanced organic fertilizer high in potash and nitrogen and keep roots mulched, moist but not wet. Pawpaws should start fruiting from seed in about 4-6 years depending on care given and rate of growth. More than 1 seedling is need to get fruit set. Plant pawpaws closely together (8-12 FT apart.) This is necessary for cross-pollination. Make sure your trees do not get direct sunlight until they are about 3 feet tall. This can be done with commercial tree tubes or any improvised way of keeping the trees in shade. Three-foot tall chicken wire baskets covered with several layers of cheescloth or greenhouse shade cloth attached with clothespins works very well. Full sun kills young saplings, as does hot, dry weather with no irrigation or drought.

 
Pawpaw, Premium Giant Mix
Overall Rating:
         
3.5
 
 
Number of Reviews: 10
Easy to Grow 2.5
EarlyMaturity 1.0

80.0% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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4 out of 4 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Soilbelle
Location:
Cypress, FL, United States
Date:
October 6, 2018
          2.0
 
Pawpaw
Easy to Grow 1.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? I got one

What are the cons? Only one germinated

Review:

. I planted all 7 of mine. And about two months later Twp popped up but only one made it. I am super excited!! It is growing very slowly but it has two small green leaves:))))) happy Mom!!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

9 out of 11 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
johnathayde
Location:
charlottesville, VA, United States
Date:
August 24, 2018
          1.0
 
4 packs zero starts
Easy to Grow 1.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Good in theory

What are the cons? Impossible to start

Review:

I tried two different packs two different times with these in 2018. Zero germination. Going to leave the pots until the spring, maybe they'll work through their natural cycle and come up then. Unless you're super experienced in difficult seed starting, just buy starts from someone.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

24 out of 25 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Mommytink28
Location:
Lisle, NY, United States
Date:
July 16, 2018
          4.0
 
These take patience
Easy to Grow 1.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0
 

What are the pros? Really neat

What are the cons? These take lots of patience

Review:

I planted my 7 seeds in late February. I followed the directions pretty well and had these in deep pots in the most shaded area of my makeshift indoor greenhouse. Our cold house meant I might get tough germination, even with heat mats. And sure enough-nothing, more nothing, so much nothing that I emptied the pots and inspected the seeds in mid-May. To my surprise, some had actually split and showed signs of life. At which point I panicked and tried my best to repot them. I moved them to a shaded area of our porch once the weather got warmer. Then a critter dug and ate a couple seeds that showed promise. All the others, except one, looked dried out (might have been my forgetfulness). The last one HAD A TAPROOT! It seriously took another month and a half, but the seedling is FINALLY getting green leaves. Folks, it's been FIVE months! I bought 2, year old trees for pollination so I now have 3 varieties. Read up-these take shade as babies and hand pollination to be successful!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

19 out of 20 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Monique
Location:
Kiln, MS, United States
Date:
July 4, 2018
          5.0
 
Paw paw
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Great nutritious fruit

What are the cons? None

Review:

Paw paw has a very long tap root so these must be sown into tall tree pots for successful germination. They must be protected from sun for the first two years this is why they are typically found as an understory tree. Kentucky State U has tons of info available on growing these from seed, and I’m glad many projects are helping people reestablish the paw paw into the home garden.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

26 out of 30 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
PAWPAW MAN
Location:
Stanford, KY, United States
Date:
July 3, 2018
          5.0
 
PAWPAWS ARE AWESOME
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0
 

What are the pros? AMAZING TASTY HEALTHY FRUIT!

What are the cons? What's not to like???

Review:

These pawpaw seeds are healthy, plump and sprouted strong. BUT YOU MUST FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS VERY CLOSELY! THE DIRECTIONS CLEARLY EXPLAIN HOW TO PLANT AND TO PROTECT FROM DIRECT SUN! DON'T BE A DUMB-DUMB AND PLANT THEM IN FULL SUN LIKE THE DIRECTIONS VERY CLEARLY WARN AGAINST! IT WILL KILL THEM! DON'T COMPLAIN FOR NOT FOLLOWING THE DIRECTIONS AND HAVING FAILURE! Once growing are easy to grow and are just gorgeous! Can't wait to get fruit!

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No
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