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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...

     
  • Citriobatus pauciflorus  - Orange Thorn

    Citriobatus pauciflorus - Orange Thorn
    $2.25

    10 seeds per pack. Orange berried bush native to Australia. Fruits are said to be edible, with a mildly sweet flavor, though they are mostly skin and seeds. The bush is hardy to short freezes, native to rainforest areas, yet...

     
  • Citrus amblycapra - Nasnaran Mandarin
    $3.00

    10 seeds per pack. An exotic citrus from southeast Asia bearing small to medium sized yellow ripening fruits with a distinct, sour, mandarin-lime like flavor. The fruits are esteemed in some areas for their sour burst of...

     
  • Citrus aurantifolia - Key Lime

    Citrus aurantifolia - Key Lime
    $3.00

    10 seeds per pack. 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 frosts. Has a unique...

     
  • Citrus taiwanica - Nansho Sour Orange
    $3.00

    8 seeds per pack. A sour orange, edible, but with a very acidic flavor. Bears medium sized fruits that ripen to yellow and orange. Notable for its cold hardiness, with some reports of trees surviving to as low as 10F. Also...

     
  • Citrus x Meyeri - Meyer Lemon

    Citrus x Meyeri - Meyer Lemon
    $2.50

    3 seeds per pack. Reasonably cold hardy citrus fruit with a sweet lemon flavor without the acidity of a common lemon. Very small tree, usually no more than 10ft. Can be grown as a houseplant. Seeds are fresh, cannot be...

     
  • 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...

     
  • Coffea arabica - Coffee

    Coffea arabica - Coffee
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. Grow your own coffee! Coffee is an easy to grow small or medium sized shrub that does very well as a house plant. Will survive temperatures to the 30's if put outside. Coffee beans are the seeds of the...

     
  • 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 arabica - Kona Coffee

    Coffea arabica - Kona Coffee
    $2.00

    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 canephora - Robusta Coffee

    Coffea canephora - Robusta Coffee
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. A dwarf commercial coffee variety known for its high quality beans. Trees grow to about 3ft and have longer leaves that the more common Coffea arabica. Makes an attractive and easy to grow house plant...

  • Coffea catura - Catura Coffee

    Coffea catura - Catura Coffee
    $2.00

    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...

     
  • Coffea racemosa - Racemosa Coffee
    $2.00

    8 seeds per pack. Commercial coffee variety known for its compact and prolific-bearing trees. Grows to 4-6ft. A single tree may produce thousands of berries in a single season when mature. Makes an attractive and easy to...

     
  • Coix lacryma - Job's Tears

    Coix lacryma - Job's Tears
    $2.00

    7 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...

     
  • Cordia dichotoma - Bird Lime Tree
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. A locally popular fruit in some parts of India and southeast Asia, primarily used as an ingredient in some traditional cooked dishes. Fruits are small, ripen to pink-yellow and contain a single seed. The...

     
  • 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...

     
  • Cucumis metuliferus - Horned Melon Rund

    Cucumis metuliferus - Horned Melon Rund
    $2.50

    5 seeds per pack. a.k.a. Kiwano Rund (Round). A very rare variant of the African Horned Melon producing baseball sized fruits that ripen to a ghostly white-yellow color. Flesh is bright green. Flavor is similar to the...

     
  • Cucurbita ecuadoriensis - Ecuadorian Squash
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. A wild species of squash, rediscovered only recently in 1965. Bears round, melon like fruits with a bitter flavor. The species is most notable for its resistance to a number of common squash viruses making...

     
  • 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
    $2.00

    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. 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 drinks or is eaten boiled...

     
  • Cyphomandra hartwegii - Tree Tomato
    $2.00

    6 seeds per pack. A rare relative of the common Tree Tomato. Bears elongated, egg-shaped fruits that ripen to yellow-orange. Fruits are said to be edible when ripe, though caution should be used as there are some conflicting...

     
  • 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...

     
  • Dillenia pentagyna - Karmal
    $2.00

    8 seeds per pack. A relative of the Elephant Apple, the Karmal tree bears 2.5 cm / 1" fruits with an acidic flavor that are eaten fresh and cooked. Native to India, the tree is also known for its yellow, fragrant flowers...

     
  • Diospyros austroafricana - South African Star Apple

    Diospyros austroafricana - South African Star Apple
    $2.50

    5 seeds per pack. A small fruited shrub native to South Africa. Bears 1cm, velvet red-black fruits with edible fruits. Short shrub growing to 5-25 feet. Pretty in flower, with small, cream-white pendulous flowers. Dioecious...

     
  • 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 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 lycioides - Monkey Plum

    Diospyros lycioides - Monkey Plum
    $2.00

    5 seeds per pack. A widespread plant throughout Southern Africa, bearing small, red to black fruits that have a mildly sweet flavor. The tree and fruits have many uses. Seeds are used as a coffee substitute and the plant is...

     
  • Diospyros mespiliformis - Jackalberry
    $2.50

    5 seeds per pack. A large and fairly common tree of the African savannas. Bears small, purple (when ripe) edible fruits that are very popular with animals and are harvested by local tribes. The fruits are a traditional food...

     
  • 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 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...

     
  • 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 longispina - Coastal Kei Apple
    $2.00

    5 seeds per pack. A lesser known South African Dovyalis, bearing small, red fruits which are edible and said to be fairly tasty. Shrubby tree, similar to the kei apple, also with prominent spines on its branches. Probably...

     

 

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