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FREE Paw Paw (Asimina triloba) seeds, anywhere in the world

 
Lynsey Nico
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I have set up an exchange for free Paw Paw seeds from the Kentucky State University Paw Paw Program:

To receive 10-30 free seeds, email me at biodiverseed@gmail.com with your address.

I am recording germination data over 1-2 years. There are around 150 gardeners around the world participating so far.

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    Nicole Alderman
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    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?

    Thank you so much!
     
    Lynsey Nico
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    Nope! I am just collecting germination data, which is anonymised through a survey. You can also opt in or out of doing the surveys.
     
    Burra Maluca
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    I've emailed you. Not sure how they'll cope in Portugal, but I'd certainly like to give them a try!
     
    Nicole Alderman
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    Jay Grace
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    Email sent!
     
    Aaron Blackmor
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    I don't know if this is still going on, but I've wanted to plant some paw paw trees. Do you recommend any specific guild at their base, i.e. clover, vetch and comfrey or something of that nature?
     
    Jennifer Smith
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    I emailed you my address. I will do my best to germinate the seeds
     
    Vida Norris
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    Email sent! Thank you very much!

    Are there any do's and don't's for paw paw germination you can share?
     
    Brian Klock
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    Email sent.... Thank You for helping to spread the diversity!
     
    Valerie Dawnstar
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    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.
     
    Doug Barth
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    Email sent! I'm all for paw paws on my property!
     
    Lynsey Nico
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    Hello!

    I've had a great response from folks on this forum, and I will be emailing all of you with more data.

    I've set up a survey form where you can make a seed request:

    SEED REQUEST FORM
     
    D. Logan
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    When I have a permanent place of my own, I am most certainly going to be going for this as well. Thank you so much for posting it!
     
    John Wolfram
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    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.
     
    Jay Grace
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    The only disease that I know the pawpaw carries is being to awesome. Not to mention that the zebra swallowtail butterfly feeds on the pawpaw leaves.

    I've put my money into the gofundme.
    I have pawpaw but would like more genetic diversity.
     
    Miroslav Crevar
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    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.

    This is how looks my tree and ripe fruits.

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