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Tropical Fruit F-O


  • Feijoa sellowiana - Feijoa

    Feijoa sellowiana - Feijoa
    $2.50

    10 seeds per pack. Oval shaped green fruit with highly aromatic, perfume smelling flesh tasting like a combination of guava, strawberry, pineapple, and mint. Eaten fresh or in salads and drinks. Small shrub produces an...

  • Fuchsia boliviana - Bolivian Fuchsia

    Fuchsia boliviana - Bolivian Fuchsia
    $2.00

    25 seeds per pack. Beautiful red-pink flowered fuchsia with edible fruits once popular with the Incas, now occasionally sold locally in South America. This fuchsia is best known for its long, trumpet-like flowers which form...

     
  • Fuchsia boliviana Alba - White Bolivian Fuchsia

    Fuchsia boliviana Alba - White Bolivian Fuchsia
    $2.00

    25 seeds per pack. Beautiful white and pink flowered fuchsia with edible fruits once popular with the Incas, now occasionally sold locally in South America. This fuchsia is best known for its long, trumpet-like flowers which...

     
  • Garcinia hombroniana - Seashore Mangosteen

    Garcinia hombroniana - Seashore Mangosteen
    $4.00

    1 seed per pack. An extremely rare relative of the fabled Mangosteen, bearing 1-2" pink ripening fruits that have a delicious sour flavored pulp. Small tree, tropical, not frost hardy, good in containers. Seeds are fresh,...

     
  • Garcinia humulis - Bolivian Mangosteen
    $6.00

    1 seed per pack. a.k.a. Achachair¬ú. A small fruited relative of the mangosteen, having egg-shaped, orange fruits with a tasty sweet and bitter flavor. Small tree, can fruit heavily. Unknown hardiness, possibly similar to the...

     
  • Garcinia intermedia - Lemon Mangosteen

    Garcinia intermedia - Lemon Mangosteen
    $3.00

    1 seed per pack. A tasty and rare mangosteen relative bearing 1", rounded, yellow fruits with an aromatic and sour flavor. Fruits grow on a small bushy tree that can grow to 10-20ft. Unknown hardiness. Should do well in...

     
  • Garcinia kola - Bitter Kola
    $4.50

    A West African Garcinia, related to mangosteen, most known for its uses in traditional medicine. The seeds, as well as the fruit, nuts and bark are used. A medium sized, slow growing tree. Probably not frost hardy. Grows...

     
  • Garcinia macrophylla - Bacuripari
    $3.00

    1 seed per pack. A fairly rare mangosteen relative, bearing 2-3", rounded yellow-orange fruits with sometimes thin, but very tasty white pulp. Native to the Amazon lowlands but with more cold tolerance than the...

     
  • Garcinia spicata - Bitter Garcinia
    $2.50

    2 seeds per pack. A mangosteen/Garcinia relative native to India. Bears baseball sized, orange-yellow skinned fruits of unknown edibility. The tree is reasonably tough once established and tolerates salt very well. Pretty as...

     
  • Garcinia xanthochymus - Gamboge

    Garcinia xanthochymus - Gamboge
    $3.50

    1 seed per pack. Yellow fruited mangosteen relative with fruits 3" across, having a white-yellow, juicy, acidic-sweet pulp. Tree is hardy to brief frosts, grows in both subtropical and tropical climates. Trees tend to be...

     
  • Genipa americana - Genip

    Genipa americana - Genip
    $3.00

    4 seeds per pack. Large brown fruit with edible pulp flavored somewhat like an apple or quince. Tropical tree, likes humid climates, probably not frost hardy. Popular in parts of the Caribbean and South America and used for...

     
  • Grewia asiatica - Phalsa

    Grewia asiatica - Phalsa
    $2.25

    4 seeds per pack. Small fruit native to India. Extremely popular in parts of India and Southeast Asia, often as a beverage producing fruit. Grows on a small bush, hardy to the upper 20's. #921 View plant database page...

     
  • Grewia bicolor - White Raisin Bush
    $2.00

    5 seeds per pack. An edible raisin bush similar to Grewia flavescens. Bears small red-brown fruits with a pleasant, acidic flavor. A small shrub, growing to a few feet, it is also attractive for its profuse, small, yellow,...

     
  • Grewia hexamita - Giant Raisin Bush
    $2.50

    5 seeds per pack. Closely related to the other edible raisin bushes, but having large fruits that are 2-3 times the size of its relatives. The fruits ripen to red-brown. Tree shows shrubby growth to several feet. Care is...

     
  • Grewia occidentalis - Lavender Star Flower

    Grewia occidentalis - Lavender Star Flower
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. A South African native, grown both for its colorful blossoms as well as its small fruits. Lavender, star-shaped blossoms are the main attraction which the shrub produces profusely through warm seasons...

     
  • Guazuma ulmifolia - West Indian Elm

    Guazuma ulmifolia - West Indian Elm
    $2.00

    15 seeds per pack. An interesting tropical tree, found widely throughout the Caribbean and parts of Central and South America. The tree is best known for its wide ranging medicinal applications as well as its use in...

     
  • Harpephyllum caffrum - Kaffir Plum

    Harpephyllum caffrum - Kaffir Plum
    $2.00

    7 seeds per pack. Small, red fruit with a nice, tart-acid flavor. Fruits are eaten fresh or used in jellies. Tree is hardy to the mid 20's, grows to 15-25ft. A native of South Africa. Leaves are glossy and form in multiple...

     
  • Hibiscus sabdariffa - Roselle

    Hibiscus sabdariffa - Roselle
    $2.50

    15 seeds per pack. A plant of many edible uses, the roselle is also a pretty, ornamental type of hibiscus. The bright red calyces are widely used to flavor beverages and color foods. The popular Latin American beverage...

  • Hylocereus undatus  - Dragon Fruit, Red

    Hylocereus undatus - Dragon Fruit, Red
    $2.50

    12 seeds per pack. Large, strangely shaped red fruit with sweet flavored pulp. The fruit has recently become a popular flavoring for beverages and there is much interest in growing the fruit as a commercial crop. This is the...

     
  • Hylocereus undatus - Pink Dragon Fruit

    Hylocereus undatus - Pink Dragon Fruit
    $3.00

    12 seeds per pack. Large, strangely shaped red fruit with sweet flavored pulp. The fruit has recently become a popular flavoring for beverages and there is much interest in growing the fruit as a commercial crop. This is a...

     
  • Jaltomata tlaxcala - Jaltomato

    Jaltomata tlaxcala - Jaltomato
    $2.00

    25 seeds per pack. A small berry fruit related to and similar to the Garden Huckleberry. This species is quite similar to J. procumbens and may be a variant of it. Short plant grows to 1-2 feet with yellow flowers. Annual...

     
  • Laurus nobilis - Bay Leaf

    Laurus nobilis - Bay Leaf
    $2.00

    5 seeds per pack. The beautiful and fabled Bay Leaf tree provides the bay leaf of culinary fame. The leaves are highly fragrant and impart a delicious flavor to numerous foods and seasonings. The tree also has an ancient...

     
  • Lawsonia inermis - Henna

    Lawsonia inermis - Henna
    $1.75

    100 seeds per pack. Fast-growing, small tropical shrub or bush. Produces the dye henna which has a wide variety of uses and has recently become popular as a temporary tattoo. Plants will not take frost, but do well in...

  • Lepidium meyenii - Maca
    $2.50

    15 seeds per pack. A subtropical biennial or annual grown for its fleshy, edible roots. The roots have a variety of edible uses, in making flour, brewing beer, and the leaves can be eaten like lettuce. Recently, maca has...

     
  • Lepidium meyenii - Maca, Black
    $2.50

    15 seeds per pack. Seeds are from a black rooted variety of maca. A subtropical biennial or annual grown for its fleshy, edible roots. The roots have a variety of edible uses, in making flour, brewing beer, and the leaves...

     
  • Luffa

    Luffa
    $2.00

    (Luffa cylindrica) 15 seeds per pack. Grow your own sponge! Vining melon that produces 12-24" long edible gourds. Fruits can also be dried and the inside membrane used as a sponge, the luffa. Grow as an annual. #510 View...

     
  • Lycium chinense - Goji Berry

    Lycium chinense - Goji Berry
    $2.00

    50 seeds per pack. An important, traditional Chinese fruit and medicinal plant, the goji berry is a small, red berry born in abundance on a low-growing shrubby tree. This species and L. barbarum are extremely similar, with...

     
  • Lycium exsertum - Desert Wolfberry
    $2.00

    25 seeds per pack. A small fruited, wild wolfberry, native to the Sonoran Desert of Arizona and northern Mexico. The tiny red berries are edible and reportedly taste somewhat like tomatoes. A shrub, growing up to 8 feet, and...

     
  • Macadamia tetraphylla - Rough Shelled Macadamia

    Macadamia tetraphylla - Rough Shelled Macadamia
    $3.00

    2 seeds per pack. A slightly less common Macadamia Nut, bearing tasty nuts similar to the more common M. integrifolia. A pretty tree, growing to 25-40 ft. Will survive light frosts when mature. Along with M. integrifolia,...

     
  • Malpighia punicifolia - Acerola

    Malpighia punicifolia - Acerola
    $2.00

    5 seeds per pack. Formerly listed as Malpighia glabra. Cherry-sized red fruit with a tasty acidic flavor. The amazing acerola contains 60 times the vitamin C per gram of flesh of a citrus. Just three fruits can meet your...

     
  • Manihot carthaginensis - Hardy Tree Tapioca

    Manihot carthaginensis - Hardy Tree Tapioca
    $2.50

    5 seeds per pack. Fast-growing perennial shrub, usually to 6-8ft. Not know whether this plant is edible (we list it here for grouping sake, and it is closely related to cassava/tapioca). It is hardier than other Manihot's...

     
  • Manilkara bidentata - Ausubo

    Manilkara bidentata - Ausubo
    $2.75

    2 seeds per pack. Yellow skinned fruit about two inches across. Flesh is yellow, with a consistency much like the canistel. Fruit has a nice flavor and the tree is also an important timber species. Will stand brief frosts,...

     

 

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