This sounds wonderful, as I have been wanting to grow some paw paws. I was wondering, though, if anyone other than yourself would know my information. Would it be recorded in the paw paw program, and in what way?
Pawpaws like it moist. They are an understory tree and so can tolerate a bit of shade. The seeds will require moist stratification (chilling) before they will germinate. I have seen a range of 70 - 120 days recommended. If you plant them in the fall, the winter, in most places, will take care of that. Otherwise, a refrigerator works fine. Don't let the seeds dry out.
Furthering Permaculture next to Lake Ontario.
I hate to bring this up, but sending seeds all over the world seems like a great way to spread fungus and other potential diseases. For good reasons, permits and quarantine periods are often associated with the transcontinental shipment of plants and seeds.
I am from Serbia and this year i have pawpaw fruits from my tree, it was also seedling tree and fruit size is about 150 g max this year.
I have 3 pawpaw trees that will bloom next year and i will help again with hand pollination .
I got seed from 3 different source so i will have different genetic plants.
Pawpaw seeds have very good germination percentage , sometimes 100% sometimes a bit less than 100%.
Snails love to eat leafs.
Is the seed give away still available? Is shipping free? I don't have a way to buy seeds because my family is really broke and I don't have credit or debit. I used to eat these when I was younger, I really want one but they are hard to find where I am here (Alabama).
I signed up for these and apparently the response was so good that they didn't have enough money to send them all out so they asked for donations to cover the cost, and that anyone who could afford it send a little extra to cover the cost of those who couldn't afford it.
Long story short, I got nothing. Plus the requested donation was more than the cost of buying off ebay.