World Champion Pawpaw Seed
Pawpaw, Paw Paw, Papaw, Poor Man's Banana, Hoosier Banana, Indiana Banana
World Champion Pawpaw seeds were gathered from fruit harvested from one of the world's leading breeders of pawpaw fruit. The fruits weigh over 8 oz. and were collected from mature trees producing crops that have repeatedly won contests for the Best Tasting and Largest Pawpaws for the past 5 years. You can see the orchard and the fruits where these were harvested in this video from our YouTube channel.
The seed has been pre-stratified for 90 days, so they are ready to plant. If you are saving the seeds to plant later, they must be kept refrigerated and moist.
We share more of our successful tips and techniques for growing these trees in this video on our Youtube channel.
***Price includes shipping to your local address via USPS 1st Class for 20 seeds+ or USPS Priority Mail for 100 seeds or more***
Pawpaw trees produce custard, mango, and banana tropical-flavored fruits which can easily be grown in COLD climates. They are an exotic and very unique flavor to experience. Take out your spoon and eat it fresh or use the pulp to make cakes, cookies, ice cream, sorbets, or puddings.
They have a smooth, creamy texture and a floral, aromatic scent. Pawpaws are native and well known in much of the eastern United States. They produce fruit that is reminiscent of their tropical relatives - the cherimoya, guanabana (aka: soursop), sweetsop, and custard apple. Harvest when fruit is slightly soft and gives when pressed by your thumb. The pulp has big seeds that are easy to spoon out and discard or plant to grow additional trees.
The tree has a tap root and grows slowly at first but makes a great exotic backyard fruit producer. They grow naturally as an understory tree but can grow in full sun. Trees prefer partial shade for the first 2 years. Space about 8' apart. Fruit ripens in late September and October.
Pawpaws require cross-pollination, so 2 trees are necessary for the trees to produce fruit.