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Tropical Fruit A-Ch


  • Antidesma velutinosum - Makmao

    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 heterophyllus - Red Jackfruit

    Artocarpus heterophyllus - Red Jackfruit
    $5.00

    1 seed per pack. Seeds are from a deep orange-red fleshed variety from Asia. Seeds are pre-germinated and should be planted immediately. The largest tree-borne fruit in the world, the jackfruit can weigh up to 80 lbs! Tree...

     
  • Artocarpus nitidus ssp. lingnanensis - Kwai Muk

    Artocarpus nitidus ssp. lingnanensis - Kwai Muk
    $4.00

    1 seed per pack. A round, yellow-green skinned, lumpy looking fruit with bright orange flesh. Related to the jackfruit. Flesh is soft, mildly acidic and of excellent flavor. The fruits are quite popular in parts of Asia...

     
  • 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...

  • 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...

     
  • Azadirachta indica - Neem

    Azadirachta indica - Neem
    $2.75

    8 seeds per pack. Historically one of the most important tropical trees, the Neem tree retains countless edible and medicinal uses today. All parts of the tree are used for a number of health benefits, as an important...

     
  • Baccaurea ramilflora - Burmese Grape

    Baccaurea ramilflora - Burmese Grape
    $3.50

    3 seeds per pack. A cultivated fruit in portions of India and the Malaysian Peninsula region. Bears small, red to purple colored fruits in large clusters. The fruits are eaten fresh or used in wines and beverages. A lesser...

  • 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,...

  • Blighia sapida - Ackee

    Blighia sapida - Ackee
    $4.00

    1 seed per pack. Red-orange, triangular lobed fruit fabled for its delicious edible arils, but poisonous unripe skin and flesh. The fruit is a national favorite in Jamaica and is traditionally prepared with salted fish. Tree...

     
  • Bunchosia sp. - Peanut Butter Fruit

    Bunchosia sp. - Peanut Butter Fruit
    $3.50

    1 seed per pack. Species unknown but probably B. armeniaca. Red fruit with sticky pulp resembling a dried fig or peanut butter (hence the common name). The fruits are eaten fresh and used to flavor drinks. Small/medium...

     
  • 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...

     
  • Byrsonima lucida - Locust Berry

    Byrsonima lucida - Locust Berry
    $3.00

    2 seeds per pack. A small shrub native to South Florida and the Keys. Bears small berry fruits that ripen to a chalky orange color. The fruits are said to be edible and are popular with birds. Also features attractive red...

     
  • 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

    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...

     
  • 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...

     
  • Capsicum rhomboideum - Wild Pepper

    Capsicum rhomboideum - Wild Pepper
    $4.00

    10 seeds per pack. A unique and highly interesting wild pepper, completely unlike common hot peppers. Bears tiny, red, berry-like fruits with no heat. The fruits are said to be edible and have a very mild flavor. When dried...

     
  • 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 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 palandensis - Papillo

    Carica palandensis - Papillo
    $7.00

    4 seeds per pack. A very rare papaya relative, discovered only in 1995 growing deep in the Ecuadorian Amazon rainforest. The delightful round fruits are around softball sized and contain tasty edible pulp that can used fresh...

     
  • 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 - Papaya 'Caribbean Red'

    Carica papaya - Papaya 'Caribbean Red'
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. Large, red pulped papaya. Fruits are slender, up to 12+" long with flavorful fruity flesh. Very fast-growing, can produce fruit from seed in just 9 months. Hardy to 32F, generally likes warm weather for...

     
  • 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...

     
  • Carica pubescens - Mountain Papaya

    Carica pubescens - Mountain Papaya
    $2.50

    8 seeds per pack. Interesting, and little-known papaya species from the Andes mountains. Fruits are 3-6", with a tart flavor, and are often used to flavor drinks within its native range. Fast-grower, hardy to the mid 20's...

     
  • Carica pubescens cundinamarcensis - Mountain Papaya

    Carica pubescens 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 quercifolia - Oak Leaved Papaya

    Carica quercifolia - Oak Leaved Papaya
    $4.00

    8 seeds per pack. a.k.a Vasconcellea quercifolia. Somewhat rare, highland papaya from the Andes mountains. Produces small, 1-2" long bright orange fruit with a juicy orange pulp having a sweet smell and flavor quite unique...

     
  • Carica weberbaurii - Maushan

    Carica weberbaurii - Maushan
    $7.00

    4 seeds per pack. A really interesting and rare papaya relative from the Peruvian Andes mountains. It bears triangular, lobed fruits that ripen to orange-red and are said to be quite tasty when eaten fresh. They are also...

     
  • Carissa carandas - Karonda

    Carissa carandas - Karonda
    $3.00

    4 seeds per pack. A small red to purple fruit related to the Natal Plum and native to the lower Himalaya mountain region. The fruits are usually used in preserves or pickling. Shrubby growth habit, similar to the Natal Plum...

     

 

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