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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...

  • Citrus aurantifolia - Mexican Lime

    Citrus aurantifolia - Mexican Lime
    $3.00

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

     
  • 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
    $3.00

    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...

  • 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...

     
  • 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...

  • Crateva tapia - Spider Flower Tree

    Crateva tapia - Spider Flower Tree
    $4.00

    2 seeds per pack. Also known as the Garlic Pear, this a strange, edible fruit native to Central and South America. All parts of the plant, including the fruits have the scent of garlic. While the tree is not cultivated for...

     
  • Cucumis metuliferus - Horned Melon

    Cucumis metuliferus - Horned Melon
    $2.50

    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
    $2.50

    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
    $2.50

    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 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 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 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...

  • Dracontomelon duperreanum - Indochina Dragonplum

    Dracontomelon duperreanum - Indochina Dragonplum
    $3.00

    1 seed per pack. A deciduous tropical tree bearing small to medium sized, yellow to green fruits with an edible, acidic flavor. The fruits are both eaten raw but also used as a flavoring, as well as being served candied,...

     
  • Duguetia marcgraviana - Wild Duguetia

    Duguetia marcgraviana - Wild Duguetia
    $9.00

    1 seed per pack. An extremely rare Annona relative from the South American rain forests. Bears medium sized fruits with lots of knobs, similar to a Biriba. Skin ripens to red-orange. Edible pulp. Unknown hardiness. Another...

     
  • Elaeocarpus angustifolius - Blue Marble Tree

    Elaeocarpus angustifolius - Blue Marble Tree
    $3.50

    2 seeds per pack. An interesting Australian tree known for its bright blue fruits which look like shiny marbles. The fruits have a long history of uses, with their nuts once extensively traded and used in jewelry, medicine,...

  • Elaeocarpus hygrophilus - Wild Olive

    Elaeocarpus hygrophilus - Wild Olive
    $3.00

    8 seeds per pack. Unrelated to the common olive, this species has green to yellow fruits that look a bit like olive fruits and are used in a variety of prepared dishes in southeast Asian cuisine. Native to India and portions...

     
  • Elaeocarpus obovatus - Hard Quandong
    $3.00

    6 seeds per pack. A tall rainforest tree from Australia, bearing attractive, small, bright blue fruits. The fruits are said to be edible both raw and cooked, and like some other Elaeocarpus, the seeds are used as beads...

     
  • Elettaria cardamomum - Cardamom

    Elettaria cardamomum - Cardamom
    $2.25

    10 seeds per pack. A clumping ginger relative bearing the important spice cardamom, used in curries and as a flavoring in a vast array of foods. Cardamom grows to 4-8ft and is hardy to the mid 30's (F). Flowering and...


 

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