College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources
 Agricultural Diagnostic Service Center - Seed Program


 “Due to the expiration of the Rainbow Papaya patent, the University of Hawaii is developing a new procedure for the sale of seeds. As a result, the sale of Rainbow Papaya seeds from the UH Seed Laboratory is temporarily suspended until further notice”

Begining August 1st,The Univeristy of Hawaii campuses are scheduled to reopen to the general public. We ask for your cooperation as changes could occur anytime with the rising daily infection counts tatewide. We still ask that you call ahead of time to make arrangements to purchase seeds in person. Confrimation of Vaccine shots, Masks and social distancing is mandatory.

There are a couple of varieties that remain to be out due to last year's high demand for seeds. Please continue to check our website for any updates!

Our inventory of the popular Manoa lettuce is running low so we will have to limit bulk orders as needed to stretch our supply through the end of 2021.

Please contact us by email if you have any questions: seed@ctahr.hawaii.edu.

Mahalo for your understanding.

Stay safe and Covid-19 free!

GMO- Yes or No? A frequent question asked today is whether our University Seeds are Genetically Modified (GMO).

The UH Rainbow Papaya seed is the only GMO product sold. This seed is resistant to the Papaya Ringspot virus.


Kaala Bell Pepper available in HGP!

Hawaiian, Manoa Wonder & Poamoho Pole bean are out of stock.

Out of Poamoho Dark Long Eggplant, and Anahu Tomato.

Bulk orders will be limited to availability of seeds that are in stock.

UH Manoa Lettuce is Out of Stock. We are temporarily offering a similar variety called "Okayama" as a substitute in HGP only until our new lot of Manoa seeds become available. See order form.

quick links

Updated as of 09/15/21

»Seed Order Form (download form, fill out, print, then mail with payment)
*Sweet Basil: OUT OF STOCK »Free Publications
*Poamoho Dark Long Eggplant : OUT OF STOCK »Farmer's Bookshelf
*Manoa Sugar Peas: OUT OF STOCK »Pesticide Information
*Hawaiian Wonder Pole Bean: OUT OF STOCK »Agriculture Pest
*Manoa Wonder Pole Bean: OUT OF STOCK  
*Poamoho Pole Bean: OUT OF STOCK New Parking Map: For a map that displays the entire campus with
*U.H. Manoa lettuce: OUT OF STOCK Sherman Lab highlighted in RED, please click here
  Visitor Parking has changed since 01/01/19.

Updated as of 09/15/21

*Sunset Papaya: IN STOCK For more detailed information about pricing go to:
*Sunrise Papaya: IN STOCK-HGP Only click here - Main UH Visitor Parking Webpage
*Kaala Bell Pepper:IN STOCK - HGP Only  
*Waimanalo Low-bearing Papaya: IN STOCK  
*Okayama lettuce Temporary Substitute for UH Manoa  
Our University of Hawaii seeds are non-GMO seeds that are mostly open pollinated selections except for a few hand pollinated Hybrids.  
The only variety offered for sale that is a GMO seed is the UH Rainbow Papaya which is highly resistant to the devastating Papaya Ringpot Virus.  
*Sunrise Papaya: OUT OF STOCK  
We are currently out of these seeds until a new planting can be installed. INTERNATIONAL ORDERS


For all International Orders. Please check with your Agricultural Office for an Import Permit.

HGP packets of the Sunrise and Waimanalo Low Bearing Papaya for A Phytosanitary Certificate is needed for Customs clearance.
$4.00 a packet. Bulk Pricing: $14.00/oz. The cost for this Certificate is $61.00 or more depending on the value of the seeds.

We will include Postal charges for all International Orders due to the high cost of shipping. Please email us for a quote.

Call if you have any questions or need to place an order.. This applies to even Home Garden Packets
PLEASE NOTE: These are not "CERTIFIED ORGANIC" but organically grown only. Our facility and operation is not setup to provide "CERTIFIED" Seeds for sale. .During the current Covid-19 pandemic, we are holding off on International shipments until further notice.


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