Pawpaw Seeds - Cultivated/Improved - Northern Sourced Seeds
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(Asimina triloba). Deciduous. Zones 5-8.
Although threatened by deforestation, this luxurious native tree is making a big come back!
The Pawpaw grows to around 20 feet in height and bears scrumptious, 5 inch, seemingly exotic fruit. The only thing that comes close is the South American cherimoya, sometimes found at specialty produce markets. Pawpaw flesh is soft and creamy, but lighter than that of an avocado, and oh so sweet!
Pawpaw trees have a medium growth rate and may bear fruit as early as four years.
These seed were harvested from Pawpaw orchards and will yield considerably larger and more flavourful fruit than their wild counterparts.
Requires Expedited / Xpresspost if you order Pawpaw Seeds in the Winter. This can help to lessen their time spent in frigid temperature. Seeds can die if temperatures reach below -23C during shipment.
Cold Hardiness: Zones 5-8
Size: Small Tree
Growth Rate: Medium
Nitrogen Fixer: No
Native Plant: Yes
Sun Requirements: Partial shade. Pawpaws are an understory tree and the young trees need shade to survive and thrive. Full sun will kill baby pawpaw trees! Older trees do fine in the sun, so if you don't have a shady spot, you can build your saplings a simple shelter for their first couple years. We've build very minimal, fir bow structures which has worked beautifully.
Soil Preference: Moist, but well draining. Rich soil.
**Refrigerate seeds immediately upon arrival!**
SEED PRETREATMENT: Soak seeds in water for 48 hours, replace water after 24 hours. Mix seeds with a moistened grow medium 4x seed volume. Place in a plastic bag or container.
STRATIFICATION: 120 days cold/moist (5°C). Place plastic bag with seeds and soil in your refrigerator, preferably in a veggie crisper. Inspect periodically for even moisture.
POST-STRATIFICATION: Soak stratified seeds for 24 hours in 25°C water to help break dormancy. Sow seeds 3/4” deep in 12” deep pots. Use a peat/perlite mix. Keep soil at or near 30°C for fastest germination. Keep soil moist. Likes rich soil. pH 7
GERMINATION: Germination generally occurs in 2-5 months. Seeds will grow a taproot for a few months before any leaves present.
Trees require shade for their first year. Need male and female trees to bear fruit.
Available direct from Incredible Seeds, a Canadian Heirloom and Heritage Seed Company, offering only the best natural, non-GMO, open pollinated and untreated seeds, located in Mi'kma'ki / Nova Scotia.