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Tropical Fruit A-Ch


  • Antidesma velutinosum - Makmao
    $2.50

    10 seeds per pack. A bignay-like fruit native to India, China and southeast Asia. The small fruits are born in long clusters and ripen to red-black. They have a sweet flavor and can be eaten raw, or processed into preserves...

     
  • Arbutus unedo - Strawberry Tree

    Arbutus unedo - Strawberry Tree
    $2.00

    20 seeds per pack. Bumpy, red skinned fruit usually used to make an alcoholic beverage. Trees are often planted for their ornamental flowers and fruit. Evergreen, small to medium sized tree. Hardy to 15-18F. #667 View plant...

     
  • Argania spinosa - Argan

    Argania spinosa - Argan
    $6.00

    2 seeds per pack. An interesting and desirable tree from arid regions of Morocco. The Argan is best known for its seed oil, which can be used much like olive oil. The oil is in limited production and is much sought after,...

     
  • Aristotelia chilensis - Maqui Berry

    Aristotelia chilensis - Maqui Berry
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. An edible, dark purple berry with a flavor somewhat like blackberries. The fruits are eaten fresh and used in dietary supplements, with good popularity in their native Chile. The berries grow on a small,...

     
  • Artocarpus odoratissimus - Marang (pre-germinated)

    Artocarpus odoratissimus - Marang (pre-germinated)
    $5.00

    1 seed per pack. Seeds are pre-germinated and should be planted immediately. A 1-2 pound fruit related to the jackfruit, looking somewhat like a smaller jackfruit. Fruits and roasted seeds are edible and the fruit is popular...

  • Asimina triloba - Pawpaw

    Asimina triloba - Pawpaw
    $2.50

    2 seeds per pack. Although not technically a tropical fruit, the native U.S. pawpaw has all the makings of one. Fruits grow to 2-6", with an excellent aromatic flavor of banana and pineapple. Trees grow to 10-15ft, and are...

     
  • Averrhoa bilimbi - Bilimbi

    Averrhoa bilimbi - Bilimbi
    $2.00

    7 seeds per pack. Yellow/green fruit about the size of a pickle, closely related to the star fruit. The bilimbi has a very acidic taste and is often cooked with fish or other meals as flavoring. Fruit is very juicy. Small...

  • Averrhoa carambola - Star Fruit

    Averrhoa carambola - Star Fruit
    $3.00

    3 seeds per pack. Juicy fruit with a subtle, acidic flavor. When cut, the slices look like stars. Tree is small, subtropical, and can be grown in a container. Makes an attractive ornamental specimen as well, with its small...

     
  • Baccaurea polyneura - Buah Jentik
    $4.00

    2 seeds per pack. A lesser known Baccaurea from Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand. Notable for its bright red to orange pulp, with a sour-sweet flavor. Has similarities to the Tampoi. The fruits are usually harvested from...

     
  • Benkara armigera - Randia parvula
    $3.00

    5 seeds per pack. A little-known and apparently little-studied Randia (blackberry jam fruit) relative from Southeast Asia. Features attractive, white flowers. Small to medium sized tree. Little information is available about...

     
  • Billardiera cymosa - Sweet Appleberry
    $2.50

    10 seeds per pack. Closely related to the Appleberry, this species produces small, sausage shaped, edible fruits with a sweet flavor having tones of anise seed. A small vine, native to South Australia. Has pretty, small,...

     
  • Bixa orellana - Lipstick Tree

    Bixa orellana - Lipstick Tree
    $2.00

    40 seeds per pack. Source of annato dye. Small tree produces spiky fruit containing dark red seeds that are used as a commercial dye. Tree is extremely beautiful in full flowering and fruiting. Can be grown in a container,...

  • Bromelia karatas - Plumier's Bromelia
    $4.00

    5 seeds per pack. A wonderful bromeliad, producing oblong, pink to brown colored fruits that are said to have a great sour-sweet flavor. The fruits are used to flavor beverages and have some low scale commercial production...

  • Byrsonima crassifolia - Nance

    Byrsonima crassifolia - Nance
    $3.00

    5 seeds per pack. A well-known fruit through much of the Caribbean and parts of tropical America. Bears small orange-yellow fruits to about 1/2" wide with varying sweetly acid flavor. The fruits have a number of uses, from...

     
  • Cajanus cajan - Pigeon Pea

    Cajanus cajan - Pigeon Pea
    $2.00

    50 seeds per pack. An important tropical grain crop. Part of the legume family, it is a short-lived, perennial tree which can grow to 5-10ft, though is often grown as an annual. Bears podded, bean-like fruits with edible...

     
  • Camellia oleifera - Tea Oil Tree
    $3.00

    3 seeds per pack. Not to be confused with the Tea Tree Oil, the Tea Oil Tree is a beautiful ornamental Camellia that is an important source of edible oil. The sweet flavored oil is used as a seasoning, for cooking, and for a...

     
  • Camellia sinensis - Tea

    Camellia sinensis - Tea
    $3.50

    3 seeds per pack. This plant produces the tea of commerce. The dried young leaves are green tea, and the fermented leaves are black tea. The tea plant is a low-growing bushy shrub to 15ft. Hardy to 20F. Grows well in...

     
  • Canavalia rosea - Beach Bean

    Canavalia rosea - Beach Bean
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. An interesting ground-dwelling legume, commonly found on tropical beaches around the world. It is usually grown as an ornamental, to prevent erosion in sandy areas and is very tolerant of salty soils. The...

     
  • Canna edulis - Canna

    Canna edulis - Canna
    $2.50

    10 seeds per pack. a.k.a. Canna indica. Important crop plant producing large tuberous rhizomes that can be eaten raw, cooked, or used in baking. Achira is closely related to the ornamental Canna's and has pretty dark red...

     
  • Capparis bonifaziana - Barnix Tree
    $3.00

    5 seeds per pack. A caper relative from the lowland forests of South America. Unlike its famous relative, this species forms a small to medium sized tree up to 5-25 m (15-75 ft). Bears yellow-orange fruits that are said to...

     
  • Carica candicans - Wild Papaya

    Carica candicans - Wild Papaya
    $5.00

    5 seeds per pack. A wild papaya that is extremely uncommon outside of its native Andean valley range. Bears slender, edible fruits that are generally eaten cooked or used in preserves. Naturally adapted to a drier and cooler...

     
  • Carica cnidoscoloides - Stinging Papaya
    $7.00

    4 seeds per pack. A really strange, wild papaya species with large, winged fruits covered in hairs. The fruits contain sweet, edible pulp and ripen to green. Shrubby habit, similar to the common papaya. Also features large,...

     
  • Carica cundinamarcensis - Mountain Papaya
    $2.50

    5 seeds per pack. Occasionally designated as its own species, but really a variety of the standard Mountain Papaya, this type produces larger fruits. Interesting, and little-known papaya species from the Andes mountains...

  • Carica lanceolata - Wild Papaya

    Carica lanceolata - Wild Papaya
    $6.50

    4 seeds per pack. An extremely rare, wild papaya, bearing striped, pear shaped fruits that ripen to yellow and orange. This species appears to be sometimes erroneously included as C. quercifolia, as this has more plumper,...

     
  • Carica papaya - Mexican Papaya

    Carica papaya - Mexican Papaya
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. Large fruited variety, fruits can weigh up to 10lbs! Easily grown herbaceous tree to 10-12ft. Very fast-growing, can produce fruit from seed in just 9 months. Hardy to 32F or a bit lower, generally likes...

     
  • Carica papaya - Strawberry Papaya

    Carica papaya - Strawberry Papaya
    $2.00

    15 seeds per pack. a.k.a. Sunrise Papaya. Red-orange fleshed papaya with juicy, sweet flavor. Similar in outward appearance to the Solo variety, but the flesh is a deeper red. Easily grown herbaceous tree to 10-12ft. Very...

     
  • Carica papaya - Sunset Papaya

    Carica papaya - Sunset Papaya
    $2.00

    15 seeds per pack. A close cousin of the Strawberry-Sunrise Papaya. Fruits have wonderful salmon-pink colored flesh. They run slightly smaller in size than the Sunrise variety but have a firmer skin, making their shelf life...

     
  • Carica papaya - Waimanalo Dwarf Papaya

    Carica papaya - Waimanalo Dwarf Papaya
    $2.00

    15 seeds per pack. A Solo-type that bears fruit when only a few feet tall. Fruits grow to 2lbs. Has a sweet flavor and is high in vitamin C. Easily grown herbaceous tree to 10-15ft. Very fast-growing, can produce fruit from...

     
  • Carissa haematocarpa - Karroo Num-Num
    $2.00

    5 seeds per pack. A Natal Plum relative bearing small black fruits. Native to South Africa, this species appears to be even more tolerant of dry conditions than some of its near relatives. Shrubby, bushy growth up to a...

     
  • Carissa macrocarpa - Natal Plum

    Carissa macrocarpa - Natal Plum
    $2.50

    8 seeds per pack. Small shrub or bush. Produces medium sized, fleshy red fruits that can be eaten fresh or used in preserves. Beautiful white fragrant flowers are showy and ornamental. Commonly used as a hedge plant. Can be...

     
  • Carnegiea gigantea - Saguaro Cactus

    Carnegiea gigantea - Saguaro Cactus
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. The beautiful Saguaro cactus is widely known as the "classic" cactus of the American southwest. Shows upright, slow growth up to 50ft, with occasional branching. Hardy to 15F. Bears edible fruits with red...

     
  • Cassia moschata - Bronze Shower Tree
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. A spectacular shower tree with unique flowering coloring. The profuse blooms are a brilliant orange-copper-yellow color. The long, hard-shelled fruits have edible, acidicly sweet pulp surrounding the seeds...

     
  • Ceratonia siliqua - Carob

    Ceratonia siliqua - Carob
    $2.00

    8 seeds per pack. Small to medium sized subtropical tree producing edible black pods having a chocolate/cocoa-like flavor. The pods are high in sugar but low in fat and are used as a healthy substitute for chocolate. Hardy...

     
  • Cereus hankeanus - Bolivian Apple Cactus
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. A columnar Apple Cactus native to Bolivia. Bears good-sized, red fruits with neon-red, edible pulp. Fruits can grow to 3-5". Upright growing habit, to 5-15 ft, with some branching. Also features lovely...

     
  • Cereus validus - Orange Apple Pear

    Cereus validus - Orange Apple Pear
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. a.k.a. Cereus forbesii. Columnar cactus producing baseball-sized, orange colored fruit, with sweetish, white colored pulp. This cactus is very easy to grow in pots, and is moderately hardy. Fruits are...

     
  • Chrysophyllum albidium - White Star Apple
    $4.00

    1 seed per pack. An edible star apple native to Nigeria. Little known outside of Africa, it bears round, golf ball-sized fruits that ripen to orange, with white flesh having an sweetish-acidic flavor. The fruits are popular...

     

 

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