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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:
         
4.0
 
 
Number of Reviews: 14
Easy to Grow 2.5
EarlyMaturity 1.5

85.7% would recommend this item to a friend.

 
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0 out of 0 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Avant Gardener
Location:
Somerville, MA, United States
Date:
June 9, 2019
          4.0
 
Tricky to sprout but fun plant
Easy to Grow 2.0
EarlyMaturity 2.0
 

What are the pros? Shipped, prepared, packed well

What are the cons? Fussy about moisture, pot

Review:

I find pawpaw plants incredibly neat, and so was very excited to try these. I received seven seeds, successfully germinates one seedling which is now growing happily at the back of my indoor porch garden in strong but indirect sun. Taproot emerged after about a month, seedling broke ground in around 9 weeks. Of the six other seeds, none ever sent out a root. Upon review, I have determined that the containers I used (takeout containers with holes in the bottom) didn’t have enough drainage, and in keeping them moist the seeds stayed _too moist_ and rotted. A tip: in addition to moisture and drainage being key, plant them in a deep container, at least 6 inches or so. The tap root is huge relative to the plant, and needs space. I had to do an emergency transplant before the seedling emerged in order to accommodate it. Lastly, some may fail to ditch the seed coat when emerging, if so you may need to gently detach it. Pawpaws naturally lack seed leaves, a mostly bare sprout is normal.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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9 out of 9 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Rarefare
Location:
Smithsburg, MD, United States
Date:
May 17, 2019
          3.0
 
Stratification
Easy to Grow 3.0
EarlyMaturity 2.0
 

What are the pros? Pawpaw trees are interesting

What are the cons? Slow growers

Review:

I grow Pawpaw trees so I thought I would mention to the people having trouble getting them to sprout that Pawpaw seeds need to be stratified before they will grow. If you aren’t familiar with the process, it just means that they are a deciduous tree adapted to cold climates, so the seeds need to kept moist in the refrigerator to simulate a winter season. Pawpaw fruit ripens between September and October, the fruit drops, and the seeds wait out the winter. If they do not go through this cold period, they will not sprout. Have fun, Pawpaw trees are a unique and very interesting addition to your yard.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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18 out of 19 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Reina S.
Location:
Sumner, WA, United States
Date:
April 23, 2019
          4.0
 
Slooooow to germinate
Easy to Grow 1.0
EarlyMaturity 1.0
 

What are the pros? rarity, cool specimen

What are the cons? difficult to germinate

Review:

Okay, so I planted all 7, and I really babied these suckers. Heat mats, moist, special soil, the works. NOTHIN'. I was really disappointed! This was over a year ago now, and I'd given up hope. Chucked the pot in my greenhouse, kept it moist out of habit and stubbornness, but left it alone. Later, I even chucked it outside in the shade. I have two sprouted seeds, people. I babied. I begged. I cajoled. I neglected. AND FINALLY it's working! Yay! So if you've given up like I had, keep bitterly watering it, and you never know. A year from now, you could very well have success.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

Was this review helpful? Yes  No

35 out of 36 people found the following review helpful:

Nickname:
Sideburns
Location:
CC, IN, United States
Date:
January 5, 2019
          5.0
 
I like it
Easy to Grow 4.0
EarlyMaturity 3.0
 

What are the pros? Easy to maintain

What are the cons? Germination can take time

Review:

Take care of the seeds as instructed and germination should be decent. It does take some time and you have to pay attention to maintain the soil moisture. Seedling mat aids in germination as they like warmer soil. I started 5 from seed last spring and maintained them in containers shaded under 2 giant maples in my front yard.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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26 out of 30 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

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