Rainbow Seed Update

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The Board voted to allow HPIA members to make Rainbow Seed if they registered and completed the training.  It is vitally important for the industry to preserve the integrity of the “Rainbow” variety and to insure continued PRV resistance.  On Friday, January 11th, 2018, nine members took the training to make seed.

Sharon Wages at CTHAR will be creating a publication on how to properly produce and pollinate for “Rainbow” seed production.  When competed it will be posted here.

DHP has an inventory of Rainbow seed produced in 2018 and 2019 for HPIA members, contact hawaiipapayaindustryassn@gmail.com to order seed.

CTHAR  started two Rainbow Seed production sites, one on Kauai and one on the Big Island.  Their intent was to produce Rainbow Seed for HPIA.  To date they have produced only one pound of seed and the project is no longer funded.