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


With the recent lifting of Covid mandates, we are now open for in person pick ups. Please call the Seed Lab to make arrangements first to set a time and date for the pick up. Upon arrival at our door, please knock and we will greet you at the door. We still encourage Masks for your safety as well as for our workers.

 “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”

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!



Mahalo for your understanding.

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.


UH Manoa Lettuce is back in stock! Due to limited quantities, we are offering it in HGP size only. We will continue to offer the Okayama variety until our supply is depleted.

Poamoho Dark Long Eggplant back in stock. HGP only.


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

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


quick links

Updated as of 06/02/22

»Seed Order Form (download form, fill out, print, then mail with payment)
*Sweet Basil: OUT OF STOCK »Free Publications
*Manoa Sugar Peas: OUT OF STOCK »Farmer's Bookshelf
*Hawaiian Wonder Pole Bean: OUT OF STOCK »Pesticide Information
*Manoa Wonder Pole Bean: OUT OF STOCK »Agriculture Pest
*Poamoho Pole Bean: OUT OF STOCK  
*Kaala Bell Pepper: OUT OF STOCK New Parking Map: For a map that displays the entire campus with
*Koba Green Onion: NO BULK ORDERS-HGP ONLY Sherman Lab highlighted in RED, please click here
  Visitor Parking has changed since 01/01/19.

Updated as of 06/02/22

*Waimanalo Low-bearing Papaya: HGP Only For more detailed information about pricing go to:
"*Manoa Lettuce : IN STOCK - HGP ONLY click here - Main UH Visitor Parking Webpage
*Okayama lettuce still available  
*Poamoho Dark Long Eggplant: HGP Only  
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.  
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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