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The HPIA has the non-exclusive patent rights to propagate “Rainbow” papaya seed.  The seed contains the gene to protect the papaya plant from “PRV” (Papaya Ringspot Virus).  It is an F1 cross between Kapoho Solo and the Sun-Up varieties.  It produces an orange fleshed fruit typically just over one pound in weight that produces excellent fruit in the district of Puna on Hawaii Island.  The patent prohibits distribution of seed outside the State of Hawaii. To order seed from the HPIA please email  

 HPIA currently has a good supply of Rainbow seed in stock.  You may order up to 5 ounces of seed per acre. Payment shall be made upon delivery of seed.  Cost per ounce of Rainbow seed is: $45 for Members of HPIA in good standing $90 for non-members.