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Tropical Fruit Ci-E


  • Cinnamomum camphora - Camphor

    Cinnamomum camphora - Camphor
    $3.25

    10 seeds per pack. Pretty, evergreen, subtropical tree, known as the source of camphor-a highly fragrant substance widely used in topical and analgesic medicines. Tree is hardy to 10F. All parts of the tree, including...

     
  • Citrullus ecirrhosus - Namib Tsamma

    Citrullus ecirrhosus - Namib Tsamma
    $4.00

    5 seeds per pack. An exotic watermelon relative native to desert regions in Namibia and South Africa. Unlike the watermelon, it is a perennial, forming thick, water-filled, underground roots and a caudex that allow the plant...

     
  • Citrus aurantium - Brazilian Sour Orange

    Citrus aurantium - Brazilian Sour Orange
    $3.00

    8 seeds per pack. Large, classic tasting sour orange, prized for marmalades. Fruits can weigh up to a couple of pounds, are yellow-orange and juicy. Trees are hardy to 26-28F. Sour oranges are known for being considerably...

     
  • Citrus reshni - Cleopatra Mandarin Orange

    Citrus reshni - Cleopatra Mandarin Orange
    $3.00

    10 seeds per pack. An acidic citrus native to India. Most commonly used as a rootstock for commercial citrus as it shows resistance to a number of diseases. The juicy fruits look much like regular mandarin oranges, but have...

     
  • Clitoria ternatea - Butterfly Pea

    Clitoria ternatea - Butterfly Pea
    $2.50

    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...

     
  • Coffea arabica - Kona Coffee

    Coffea arabica - Kona Coffee
    $2.50

    8 seeds per pack. Seeds are from the well-known Kona variety which produces a superior tasting bean. Grow your own coffee! Coffee is an easy to grow small or medium sized shrub that does very well as a house plant. Will...

     
  • Coffea catura - Catura Coffee

    Coffea catura - Catura Coffee
    $2.50

    8 seeds per pack. a.k.a. Coffea arabica var catura. A dwarf commercial coffee variety known for its high quality beans. Trees generally grow to 5-8ft, and unlike many other coffee species, will grow in full sun. Makes an...

  • Coix lacryma - Job's Tears

    Coix lacryma - Job's Tears
    $2.50

    10 seeds per pack. Perennial grass grown for its pea-sized seeds which are edible when cooked. The seeds have numerous uses, being employed as grains, in coffees, teas, and eaten out of hand. They have a mild, slightly...

  • Corchorus olitorius - West African Sorrel

    Corchorus olitorius - West African Sorrel
    $2.50

    25 seeds per pack. A versatile shrub, with edible seeds, leaves & young fruits, along with medicinal uses, as well as being the primary source of jute fiber. Typically grown as an annual crop, particularly in Africa, where...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Cucurbita ficifolia - Fig-Leafed Gourd

    Cucurbita ficifolia - Fig-Leafed Gourd
    $2.50

    5 seeds per pack. A distinct species in the squash family, bearing 10-12 pound green and white skinned fruits that look a bit like a watermelon. The fruits, flowers, young greens and seeds all have a variety of edible uses...

  • 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
    $2.50

    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 - Amber Tree Tomato

    Cyphomandra betacea - Amber Tree Tomato
    $3.00

    10 seeds per pack. A Tree Tomato variant, producing orange-red colored fruits with an amber glow. Very fast-growing shrub/tree to 10-15ft. Produces many stalks of glossy, egg shaped fruits up to 4" long. In its native South...

  • 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 - 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
    $3.50

    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...

     
  • Dasymaschalon blumei - Malayan Annona

    Dasymaschalon blumei - Malayan Annona
    $3.00

    8 seeds per pack. A shrubby Annona from the jungles of southeast Asia. It is best known for its attractive flowers, which have a flowing, leaf-like appearance and a wonderful fragrance that is akin to ylang-ylang. The...

     
  • 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...

  • Dillenia obovata - Simpoh
    $3.50

    4 seeds per pack. A lesser known relative of the Elephant Apple, bearing small fruits that may be edible and used in some cooked dishes. Native mainly to the Malay Peninsula. Medium to large sized tree up to 110 ft / 35 m...

     
  • 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 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 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 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 malabarica - Indian Persimmon

    Diospyros malabarica - Indian Persimmon
    $4.00

    4 seeds per pack. A tropical persimmon, native from India through southeast Asia. It bears small, orange-brown colored fruits which are edible when ripe, but usually not highly esteemed. The tree is known as an important...

  • 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...

     
  • Diospyros salicifolia - Willow Leaf Persimmon

    Diospyros salicifolia - Willow Leaf Persimmon
    $5.00

    2 seeds per pack. A lesser known, wild persimmon, native to Mexico, mainly around the Acapulco region. Bears small to medium sized, yellow ripening fruits that are said to be edible. Medium in height, shrubby growth, similar...

     
  • Diospyros simii - Climbing Star Apple
    $2.00

    5 seeds per pack. A small, shrub like tree bearing velvet, orange-brown fruits that are reportedly edible. Ornamental, with dark leathery leaves. Hardy to mild frosts. Grows to 5-15 feet. #2465 Hardy to zone 9b (25 - 30F)We...

  • Diospyros whyteana - Bladdernut

    Diospyros whyteana - Bladdernut
    $2.00

    5 seeds per pack. A small, ornamental tree featuring cream colored fragrant flowers and small red fruits. The fruits have minimal pulp, but the seeds can be ground into a coffee substitute. Has glossy, attractive leaves and...

  • Dovyalis caffra - Kei Apple

    Dovyalis caffra - Kei Apple
    $2.50

    5 seeds per pack. 1-2", soft-skinned orange-yellow fruit with an acidic juicy flavor. Grows on a subtropical shrub that can be trained as a hedge. #183 Hardy to zone 9b (25 - 30F)View plant database page...

  • Dovyalis hebecarpa - Ketembilla

    Dovyalis hebecarpa - Ketembilla
    $2.00

    8 seeds per pack. Small tree or shrub producing profuse amounts of 1" round fruit. Fruit has velvety skin and an acidic flavor that is usually used in juices, preserves, and as flavoring. The ketembilla is very fast-growing...


 

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