[nafex] Want Pawpaw seeds?

Dr. Lucky Pittman lpittman at murraystate.edu
Thu Apr 9 12:35:43 EDT 2015

Those pawpaw seeds will hold for several years, if kept cold/moist.   I had
a bag of A.parviflora seed from a graft of a selection I made on my parents'
farm in AL... misplaced them in the fridge for 2-3 years.  When I found
them, I figured, well...if I don't plant them, they certainly won't grow.
Got about 80% germination rate on 2-3 yr old seeds. 

Lucky Pittman
Hopkinsville, KY 

-----Original Message-----
From: nafex [mailto:nafex-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Rosholdt
Sent: Thursday, April 09, 2015 10:53 AM
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Subject: [nafex] Want Pawpaw seeds?

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

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.

Barbara Rosholdt
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