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Tropical Fruit Ci-E


  • Citrus aurantifolia - Key Lime

    Citrus aurantifolia - Key Lime
    $3.00

    10 seeds per pack. a.k.a. Mexican Lime. Small lime, ripening to yellow but often used while green. The key lime is probably the best citrus for tropical areas, and while cold tender, can be grown in areas that receive brief...

     
  • Citrus x limonia - Rangpur Lime

    Citrus x limonia - Rangpur Lime
    $3.00

    15 seeds per pack. Medium sized, orange skinned citrus that is a relative of the mandarin orange. Flavor is acidic, sour, but with heavy sweet overtones. Overall, the fruit is very tasty and can be used much like lemons...

     
  • Clavija lehmannii - Truffula Tree
    $6.00

    1 seed per pack. A strange, slender tree with a palm or Cordyline-like appearance, native to the tropical Andes mountains. It has bright orange fruits with edible pulp that are said to be creamy and delicious. The fruits...

     
  • Clitoria ternatea - Butterfly Pea

    Clitoria ternatea - Butterfly Pea
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. A fairly common legume in tropical Asia, it is best known for its beautiful blue (occasionally white) flowers and the blue dye obtained from the flowers that is used in the preparation of various foods and...

     
  • Cnestis palala - Cnestis
    $2.50

    10 seeds per pack. A red, pear-shaped fruit native to the jungles of southeast Asia. Grows on a shrubby plant with vine-like growth habits that can reach 50+ feet in length. The fruits are wild harvested, both for eating as...

     
  • Coccoloba tuerckheimii - Wild Grape
    $3.00

    7 seeds per pack. Short to medium sized tree native to Central America. Bears large clusters of small, red-purple ripening fruits that look a bit like grapes. Fruits are edible and can be eaten fresh or used in desserts. Has...

     
  • Coccoloba uvifera - Sea Grape

    Coccoloba uvifera - Sea Grape
    $2.00

    8 seeds per pack. Tropical/subtropical tree, often used for landscaping near the ocean due to its high tolerance for salinity. Grows well in sandy soils and will stand some frost. Fruits are produced in clusters on long...

  • Coddia rudis - Small Bone Apple
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. A fast-growing, small shrub native to southern Africa. Notable for its attractive, bell-shaped white to light orange colored flowers which are also fragrant. It bears a small green to brown fruit that is...

     
  • Coffea arabica - Dwarf Coffee

    Coffea arabica - Dwarf Coffee
    $2.50

    8 seeds per pack. Seeds are from a dwarf type of Arabica known also for its high yield of fruits. Similar to Catura Coffee. Trees will grow to about 3-4ft. Makes an attractive and easy to grow house plant. Hardy to about 30F...

     
  • Cola acuminata - Cola Nut

    Cola acuminata - Cola Nut
    $6.00

    1 seed per pack. Large, purple colored nut (seed) chewed for its stimulatory properties. An important crop in some regions of the world, the cola nut is a tropical tree, native to West Africa, and was once extensively used...

     
  • Cola nitida - Wild Cola Nut

    Cola nitida - Wild Cola Nut
    $5.00

    1 seed per pack. A close relative of the better known Cola Nut, Cola acuminata, this species also bears large nuts that are used as a stimulant and an ingredient in soft drinks. A medium to large sized tropical tree. Needs...

     
  • Crataegus pinnatifida - Chinese Hawthorn

    Crataegus pinnatifida - Chinese Hawthorn
    $2.00

    6 seeds per pack. Red-fruited hawthorn. Fruits can be eaten fresh but are often used in preserves. The fruits also have a variety of medicinal properties and have been used for eating and medicine for centuries. Hardy to the...

     
  • Crescentia alata - Mexican Calabash

    Crescentia alata - Mexican Calabash
    $2.00

    15 seeds per pack. A medium to small sized tree native to Mexico, bearing baseball to softball sized fruit with a very hard shell, dark black flesh and edible seeds. The seeds are said to taste like licorice and are used for...

     
  • Cucumis metuliferus - Horned Melon

    Cucumis metuliferus - Horned Melon
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. A true oddity, from its knobby orange skin to its bright green flesh. Tastes somewhat like a cucumber but when sugar is added to the watery flesh, a sweet treat is the result. Related to watermelons and...

     
  • Cyclanthera pedata var edulis - Acchocha

    Cyclanthera pedata var edulis - Acchocha
    $3.00

    8 seeds per pack. An exotic Andean South American member of the cucumber/melon family yielding cucumber-like fruits that can grow up to 6-8" long. Fruits have a number of edible uses, both raw and cooked, and have a flavor...

     
  • Cyphomandra abutiloides - Dwarf Tamarillo

    Cyphomandra abutiloides - Dwarf Tamarillo
    $2.00

    15 seeds per pack. A fast growing near relative of the Tree Tomato. Bears small, orange ripening fruits with soft orange flesh. Attractive shrub to 6-10 feet. Easily container grown. Mildly frost hardy to 30-32F. Uncommon,...

     
  • Cyphomandra betacea - Red Tree Tomato

    Cyphomandra betacea - Red Tree Tomato
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. Seeds are for red-fruited types only. Very fast-growing shrub/tree to 10-15ft. Produces many stalks of glossy, egg shaped fruits up to 4" long. In its native South America, the tree tomato is usually used...

     
  • Cyphomandra betacea - Tree Tomato

    Cyphomandra betacea - Tree Tomato
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. Seeds are from mixed types. Very fast-growing shrub/tree to 10-15ft. Produces many stalks of glossy, egg shaped fruits up to 4" long. In its native South America, the tree tomato is usually used to flavor...

     
  • Cyphomandra betacea - White Egg Tree Tomato
    $2.50

    10 seeds per pack. A rare variety of tree tomato, bearing fruits that ripen to a green-white color, often with subtle spotting. Very fast-growing shrub/tree to 10-15ft. In its native South America, the tree tomato is usually...

     
  • Cyphomandra betacea - Yellow Tree Tomato

    Cyphomandra betacea - Yellow Tree Tomato
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. Seeds are from a yellow fruited variety. Very fast-growing shrub/tree to 10-15ft. Produces many stalks of glossy, egg shaped fruits up to 4" long. In its native South America, the tree tomato is usually...

     
  • Cyphomandra corymbiflora - Hardy Tamarillo

    Cyphomandra corymbiflora - Hardy Tamarillo
    $3.50

    5 seeds per pack. A little known tamarillo relative producing white-greenish fruits that are said to be edible. The fruits are not quite as large as the common tamarillo, but can grow to a few inches. Most noteworthy is that...

     
  • Cyphomandra sibundoyensis - Forest Tamarillo

    Cyphomandra sibundoyensis - Forest Tamarillo
    $3.00

    5 seeds per pack. An intriguing and very rare species, known only from a small area of Colombia. Bears yellow-orange fruits much like the tree tomato and quite large, usually surpassing it's much more common relative in size...

     
  • Dialium cochinchinense - Velvet Tamarind

    Dialium cochinchinense - Velvet Tamarind
    $4.00

    2 seeds per pack. A popular tropical fruit in parts of southeast Asia, with fuzzy velvet purple, grape-sized fruits. Popularly sold in street markets dried, on a stick, sometimes with spicy or sugary coatings. Flavor is...

  • Dillenia indica - Elephant Apple

    Dillenia indica - Elephant Apple
    $2.00

    8 seeds per pack. Large, tart flavored fruit weighing up to a couple of pounds. The tree is well-known and cultivated in many tropical areas for its fruits. The fruits are edible out of hand when ripe, and used unripe to...

     
  • Diospyros aequoris subsp. aequoris - Wild Mexican Persimmon

    Diospyros aequoris subsp. aequoris - Wild Mexican Persimmon
    $5.00

    2 seeds per pack. A lesser known persimmon species, native to portions of Mexico, mainly northern and central Mexico, along with Baja California. It bears small, yellow ripening fruits that are said to be edible. Information...

     
  • Diospyros californica - Wild Black Sapote

    Diospyros californica - Wild Black Sapote
    $5.00

    1 seed per pack. An exciting, wild black sapote species from Baja California. This rare species naturally grows along hillsides and may be both frost (to a few degrees below freezing) and drought tolerant. Produces 2", dark...

     
  • Diospyros cathayensis - Cathay Persimmon

    Diospyros cathayensis - Cathay Persimmon
    $3.00

    5 seeds per pack. A relatively rare, subtropical persimmon, native to China. Bears small, yellow to orange colored fruits that are said to be edible. The species is quite ornamental when in fruit. Also popularly used in...

     
  • Diospyros glabra - Blueberry Bush
    $2.00

    5 seeds per pack. A southern African native shrub bearing small red purple fruits that are popular with birds. Unknown if (though probably) edible. Dense growth, small growth habit to 6-15 feet. Hardy to mild frosts, to zone...

     
  • Diospyros inconstans - Jacuiba
    $4.00

    2 seeds per pack. A rare Diospyros from the forests of Brazil. Bears small, purple fruits with very sweet, though sometimes limited pulp. The species is little known outside its native range. A deciduous tree up to 20-30...

     
  • Diospyros intricata - Cape Wild Persimmon

    Diospyros intricata - Cape Wild Persimmon
    $5.00

    2 seeds per pack. A rare persimmon species found only around the southern tip of Baja California. It bears small orange-pink fruits with a sweet and syrup like pulp that has been likened to honey. This interesting species...

     
  • Diospyros kaki - Persimmon

    Diospyros kaki - Persimmon
    $2.50

    5 seeds per pack. A very popular and hardy tree bearing softball-sized, orange-skinned fruits with a soft custardy pulp having a sweet flavor. Trees can grow to 25ft and are hardy to about 0F. The mature tree makes for a...

     
  • Diospyros lotus - Date Plum

    Diospyros lotus - Date Plum
    $2.00

    8 seeds per pack. A deciduous tree bearing yellow-black fruits about the size of a walnut. Fruits have an excellent flavor when over-ripe, and when dried, have a date-like flavor. The fruits are esteemed in Asia and in much...

     
  • Diospyros melanoxylon - Coromandel Ebony
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. An Indian native fruit tree with many uses. The small fruits are edible and aromatic, with an astringent flavor. The tree is also the source of a type of ebony, used to craft a variety of things, among...

     
  • Diospyros quiloensis - Crocodile Bark Jackal Berry
    $2.00

    5 seeds per pack. A little known Diospyros, multi-stemmed and generally small in growth habit. Bears elongated, orange-red fruits of unknown edible quality. Native to southern portions of Africa. Creamy flowers are scented...

     
  • Diospyros rhodocalyx - Tako

    Diospyros rhodocalyx - Tako
    $2.50

    10 seeds per pack. An interesting Diospyros from the India-China region. It bears edible, orange-yellow persimmon-like fruits, which may or may not have a good flavor (sources vary). This species is most popularly and...

     
  • Diospyros riojae - Mountain Sapote

    Diospyros riojae - Mountain Sapote
    $4.00

    2 seeds per pack. A small sapote tree, known mainly in Mexico, producing flattened, edible fruits about the size of a plum. The fruits have some similarities to the black sapote and are said to have fairly flavorful flesh...


 

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