Paw Paw (Asimina triloba), select, fresh, packet of 10 seeds
Family: Cuatard Apple (Annonaceae)
Hardy to Zones 5 to 8
(Uvaria triloba, Pawpaw) Perennial deciduous tree native to the Southern and Eastern United States. These seeds are from cultivated trees selected by University of Kentucky to provide large and tasty fruits. The banana-like pawpaw is America’s largest edible fruit–looks like an escape from the tropics. Tasting like banana custard. Traditional usage: sedative, laxative medicine. Tree prefers part shade and a moist, slightly acidic forest soil. These are fresh, undried seeds that we keep under refrigeration. We package them in moist medium (coco peat) to keep them fresh during shipping. Please plant as soon as possible after receipt. Plant about 1 inch deep in sandy loam soil or good potting soil, mulch with well rotted leaves or coir and keep in outdoor or preferably shadehouse conditions until germination, which occurs in the spring. Alternatively, make note of the date printed on the packet and refrigerate until 70 to 100 days have passed from that date. Then, plant the seeds in warm conditions (75 to 85 degrees F) and make sure the planting pot has plenty of room to accommodate the taproot (6 inches or more depth). The seed will germinate (taproot only) in 2 to 3 weeks, and the shoot will emerge in approximately 60 days. Ultimately best to transplant to the landscape before it gets too big, due to the deeply delving root system. I caged mine and am adding compost to get them up past the critical 6 foot height. Once trees get that high, they tend to survive pretty well. But in the mean time, Pawpaw trees need to be babied along. Space trees at least 15 feet apart.
10 seeds per packet, Open Pollinated, Untreated, NO GMO’s [INT’L NO]