[nafex] Want Pawpaw seeds?
rosholdt at erols.com
Thu Apr 9 11:52:31 EDT 2015
It is getting late and I found some North American Pawpaw seeds in my
refrigerator. (Also some persimmon seeds, from my Prok tree) . So I am
bringing these out late for those who are searching for pawpaw seeds:
Spring 2015 - now is the time to get the seeds in or miss the window! I
have some superior select seeds - no wild trees involved! If you would
like some, send me an email with your address and tell me how many you
want. My email address is: rosholdt at erols.com
<mailto:rosholdt at erols.com>. I will put them in a plastic bag with some
wet paper towels and take them to the post office in a padded mailer or
box. I will let you know how much the total is with shipping is and you
send me a check.
I am shipping only to the USA. I will ship them regular (3 days or so)
or faster - your choice (please advise). I do not mark up shipping.
These premium select Asimina triloba seeds cost: $3.00 Ea., 3 for $6.00,
6 for $9.00, etc. If you want 1/2 # or 1#, let me know and I will price
them for you.
Open-pollinated pawpaw seeds are from my orchard in Virginia. These
seeds are from the 2014 crop and were collected from a mix of varieties
in my orchard. All of these seeds come from improved selections superior
to wild pawpaws. Parentage includes Neal Peterson's pawpaws, Prolific,
my A-12, and some seedlings from these and the 1st and 2nd International
Pawpaw Conference tastings. With proper care, seed grown pawpaw's will
fruit in 5-8 years.
These seeds have been stratified and will readily sprout this spring
(note: normally there is a 50% germination rate). Detailed instructions
for germination and 1st year care are included.
The North American pawpaw (Asimina triloba) relative of the tropical
Custard Apple, the large, pointed oval foliage of of pawpaws contribute
to their exotic appearance. Mango shaped greenish-brown fruit weigh
between 4 oz to 1 lb, making this the largest fruit native to North
America. Ripe fruit have soft, juicy flesh and taste like banana custard
with notes of pineapple and mango, or include other flavors. Very good
for fresh eating or for use in ice cream or baking. Larvae of the zebra
swallowtail butterfly (Eurytides marcellus), feed exclusively on young
leaves of pawpaws, but are not usually a significant pest.
Cross pollination from two genetically distinct plants necessary for
fruit to set. Trees should be planted no more than 20' apart to ensure
good pollination and can be planted 10' apart, with 20' rows for mowing.
For persimmon seed seekers, I'll share mine cheap: cost of shipping
plus $3.00 for 10 seeds.
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