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I'd like to add a pawpaw to my garden and am having trouble finding seeds or young plants. The one site I did find wanted some rediculous amount of money. I read that the largest European producer of pawpaw is in the Netherlands. I'm in Switzerland, but do have a mailbox in Germany for the many places that won't ship across our border.
 
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Note: this question is about Asimina triloba, a deciduous tree native to North America, not about papayas, a tropical tree. Australians and some other countries call papayas pawpaw, and if it's not clarified right off the bat, they might derail and confuse your question.

I'm sorry, I don't know of any pawpaw suppliers in Europe. I saw a really good "edible landscaping" seed and plant source website based in the UK, but I forget the name. Pawpaw seeds have to kept moist and cool over the winter, and then take a very long time to germinate the following spring and summer, so they are little trickier than most to grow from seed.
 
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I did a quick search and found this farm. Maybe you could contact them? Paw paws are said to grow fairly true from seed. A good reference might be Trees for Gardens, Orchards, and Permaculture, by Martin Crawford. If I remember correctly it has a really good list of various plant breeders for both Europe and North America.
http://www.freshplaza.com/article/141943/Biggest-paw-paw-production-of-Northern-Europe-in-the-Nijverdal
 
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Lori I just checked with Neal Peterson for recommendations and he simply reminded me that he has international paw paw resources listed on his site - Int Paw Paw Resouces

Would love to hear your feed back about what is available over there. I have a paw paw and peramculture thread started here - Paw Paws & Permaculture

P.s. Rebecca is right about the seeds needing to stay consistently moist
 
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You can get Paw Paws from Häberli Switzerland: Indianer banane they call them. Let us know how you get on!
 
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i have found a private seller in germany for reasonable price (though i am in the stratification right now so i cant say if these seeds are good). If you need i can look after contact!
 
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Lubera has several different kinds of pawpaws. But they are quite pricey.
 
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Rebecca Norman wrote:Note: this question is about Asimina triloba, a deciduous tree native to North America, not about papayas, a tropical tree. Australians and some other countries call papayas pawpaw, and if it's not clarified right off the bat, they might derail and confuse your question.

I'm sorry, I don't know of any pawpaw suppliers in Europe. I saw a really good "edible landscaping" seed and plant source website based in the UK, but I forget the name. Pawpaw seeds have to kept moist and cool over the winter, and then take a very long time to germinate the following spring and summer, so they are little trickier than most to grow from seed.


I've always thought pawpaw is just another word for papaya. Thanks.
 
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