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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...

     
  • Flacourtia indica - Governor's Plum

    Flacourtia indica - Governor's Plum
    $3.00

    5 seeds per pack. A small tropical tree bearing berry-like fruits that have the look and texture of a standard plum. Fruits are eaten fresh, but are mostly popular for jams and jellies. Trees bear quite heavily. Trees are...

     
  • Flacourtia jangomans - Indian Coffee Plum

    Flacourtia jangomans - Indian Coffee Plum
    $2.50

    10 seeds per pack. A commonly cultivated door yard tree in Southeast Asia and India, bearing cherry-sized, juicy fruits that are often eaten fresh or used in juices and curries. The fruits have a tangy flavor. Small,...

     
  • Fuchsia boliviana - Bolivian Fuchsia

    Fuchsia boliviana - Bolivian Fuchsia
    $2.50

    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 paniculata - Shrubby Fuchsia

    Fuchsia paniculata - Shrubby Fuchsia
    $2.00

    25 seeds per pack. Spreading, shrubby Fuchsia, to about 6-12ft. This type produces large clusters of small, pink-white flowers, followed by blueberry-sized, juicy, edible, dark blue colored fruit. Hardy to about 28F. #911...

     
  • Garcinia forbesii - Kundong
    $5.00

    1 seed per pack. Could be Garcinia parvifolia. Produces small red fruits with delicious white pulp, sort of like a mini-mangosteen. Tropical tree, no frost tolerance. The fruits are relished in their native Borneo, but are...

     
  • Garcinia gummi-guta - Malabar Tamarind

    Garcinia gummi-guta - Malabar Tamarind
    $4.00

    1 seed per pack. A ribbed, green colored fruit, native to India, but also found in tropical southeast Asia and Africa. The fruits are traditionally used in curries. Recently the fruit gained attention for dubious weight loss...

     
  • Garcinia humilis - Bolivian Mangosteen

    Garcinia humilis - Bolivian Mangosteen
    $7.50

    1 seed per pack. Note: Most seeds in the batch are beginning to germinate. a.k.a. Achacha. A relative of the mangosteen, having medium sized, egg-shaped, orange fruits with a tasty sweet and sour flavor that has been...

     
  • Garcinia intermedia - Lemon Drop Mangosteen

    Garcinia intermedia - Lemon Drop Mangosteen
    $4.00

    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 oblongifolia - Lingnan Garcinia

    Garcinia oblongifolia - Lingnan Garcinia
    $4.00

    1 seed per pack. An edible fruiting Garcinia from eastern Asia. The yellow fruits have edible pulp and are said to be mostly collected from wild trees, with some very limited cultivation. This is a very little known Garcinia...

     
  • 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...

     
  • Gonolobus chloranthus - Cahuayote

    Gonolobus chloranthus - Cahuayote
    $4.50

    5 seeds per pack. (May be Gonoblous tetragonus.) a.k.a. Cuchampera. An interesting and little known fruit from drier forests in central and northern Mexico. The green fruits, which look kind of like a pumpkin relative (they...

     
  • Greigia sphacelata - Hardy Pineapple
    $5.00

    4 seeds per pack. A large bromeliad producing delicious fruits known as chupones. The fruits are said to have a wonderful flavor combining pineapple with coconut and kiwi. Native to Chile, will grow in areas with mild frosts...

  • Grewia occidentalis - Lavender Star Flower

    Grewia occidentalis - Lavender Star Flower
    $2.50

    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...

     
  • Hibiscus sabdariffa - Roselle

    Hibiscus sabdariffa - Roselle
    $2.50

    25 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...

  • Holboellia latifolia - Sausage Vine

    Holboellia latifolia - Sausage Vine
    $3.00

    10 seeds per pack. a.k.a. Stauntonia latifolia. Similarities to Stauntonia hexaphylla, this uncommon species bears fairly large, purple colored fruits that look like sausages. The fruits are edible, but also quite ornamental...

     
  • Hornstedtia tomentosa - Wild Ginger
    $2.50

    5 seeds per pack. A wild ginger, native to Java and Borneo. It bears oblong, black, grizzled looking fruits with a pleasant citrusy flavor. Also has ornamental leaves and attractive flowers. Very rare. Little information is...

  • 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 - Dragon Fruit, White

    Hylocereus undatus - Dragon Fruit, White
    $2.00

    25 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 - Kona Red Dragon Fruit

    Hylocereus undatus - Kona Red Dragon Fruit
    $2.50

    10 seeds per pack. Seeds are from a delicious dragon fruit cultivar with medium sized fruits having high sugar content, a sweet flavor, and red flesh. Note that seedling grown dragon fruits will not be the identical variety...

     
  • Hylocereus undatus - Kona White Dragon Fruit

    Hylocereus undatus - Kona White Dragon Fruit
    $2.50

    10 seeds per pack. Seeds are from a delicious dragon fruit cultivar with medium sized fruits of high sugar content and a sweet flavor. Note that seedling grown dragon fruits will not be the identical variety as the parent,...

     
  • 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...

  • Ilex paraguariensis - Yerba Mate

    Ilex paraguariensis - Yerba Mate
    $2.50

    15 seeds per pack. A subtropical holly, native to South America and the source of the famous yerba mate tea. The dried leaves and twigs are steeped into tea. A shrubby, small to medium sized tree up to 15-30 ft. Not hardy to...

     
  • Jacaratia mexicana - Maroon Mexican Mountain Papaya
    $6.00

    4 seeds per pack. A red fruited variant of Jacaratia mexicana. A fantastic wild, dry-forest papaya bearing strongly winged fruits that ripen to a maroon-green color, with tasty, yellow-orange pulp. Deciduous and dioecious...

     
  • Jacaratia mexicana - Mexican Mountain Papaya

    Jacaratia mexicana - Mexican Mountain Papaya
    $6.00

    4 seeds per pack. A fantastic, wild, dry-forest papaya bearing strongly winged fruits that ripen to yellow-green, with tasty, yellow-orange pulp. This species is native to dry areas in Southern Mexico and into Central...

     
  • Jaltomata bernardelloana - Jaltomata

    Jaltomata bernardelloana - Jaltomata
    $3.00

    10 seeds per pack. A very rare Physalis relative native to a tiny area in the Peruvian Andes. Features bright purple flowers and small, orange fruits that are said to be edible. The fruits look somewhat like ground cherries...

     
  • Jaltomata bohsiana - Jaltomata

    Jaltomata bohsiana - Jaltomata
    $3.00

    10 seeds per pack. A Jaltomato native to much of Mexico. Has a number of similarities to J. procumbens. The little fruits ripen to dark purple-black and might be edible, as several other Jaltomata species have edible fruits...

     
  • Jaltomata herrerae - Aguaymanto

    Jaltomata herrerae - Aguaymanto
    $3.00

    10 seeds per pack. Another of an interesting group of Jaltomata species from the Peruvian Andes. This species is notable for its orange fruits and lovely white flowers containing blood red nectar. The fruits are listed as...

     
  • Jaltomata procumbens - Jaltomato

    Jaltomata procumbens - Jaltomato
    $2.50

    10 seeds per pack. A rare, shrubby annual with small purple berries that are a bit like Garden Huckleberries. The berries have a sweet flavor and are popularly used in jams and jellies. Shrub to 2-3ft. Grows well in...

     
  • Jaltomata ventricosa - Sogorome

    Jaltomata ventricosa - Sogorome
    $3.50

    10 seeds per pack. A small and wonderful Jaltomata, native to a tiny area in northwestern Peru. It produces little orange berries, reminiscent of a ground cherry or small cape gooseberry. The fruits and flowers are quite...

  • Jarilla caudata - Jarilla

    Jarilla caudata - Jarilla
    $5.50

    4 seeds per pack. A rare papaya relative with strange and wonderful fruits that can reach up to 12" wide. The fruits have prominent horns at their end and will ripen to yellow. They are sometimes sold locally in their native...

     
  • Jarilla heterophylla - Granadina

    Jarilla heterophylla - Granadina
    $6.50

    5 seeds per pack. An obscure relative of the common papaya, this herbaceous perennial bears colorful, purple and yellow oval fruits that grow to about 2.5 cm / 1". The fruits have prominent horns at their end and have a...

     
  • Kadsura coccinea - Kadsura

    Kadsura coccinea - Kadsura
    $4.00

    5 seeds per pack. A rare, edible fruit from southern China and southeast Asia. It is a vining plant, bearing small to occasionally medium sized fruits that are a collection of capsuled carpels. The fruits are edible, said to...

     
  • Landolphia owariensis - Congo Rubber Plant

    Landolphia owariensis - Congo Rubber Plant
    $4.50

    1 seed per pack. A shrubby, vining plant, native to tropical West Africa. It is known for its orange, edible fruits which are quite popular in its native range, and have a variety of fresh uses. The plant was once used...

     

 

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