Loading... Please wait...

Tropical Fruit F-O


  • 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...

  • 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 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...

     
  • 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...

     
  • 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...

     
  • Helicteres isora - Indian Screw Tree

    Helicteres isora - Indian Screw Tree
    $2.50

    10 seeds per pack. A popular medicinal tree, native to portions of India and southeast Asia. The interesting, spiraling fruits, while not directly edible, are commercially sold for a variety of traditional medicinal uses...

     
  • Herrania mariae - Mountain Cocoa

    Herrania mariae - Mountain Cocoa
    $5.00

    1 seed per pack. A very rare cacao/chocolate relative from the South American rainforests. Bears a lobed, yellow-green fruit that has many similarities to the more common cacao pod. Contains presumably edible seeds and pulp...

     
  • 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 - 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...

     
  • Lepidium meyenii - Maca

    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...

     
  • Litchi chinensis - Lychee

    Litchi chinensis - Lychee
    $3.50

    2 seeds per pack. Very popular fruit with an exotic sweet flavor and white translucent flesh. Skin is red and slightly spiny. Trees will survive some frost, to 28-32F. Protect from hard freezes. Lychees grow well in both...

  • Luffa

    Luffa
    $2.50

    (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...

     
  • Lycianthes moziniana - Tlanoxtle

    Lycianthes moziniana - Tlanoxtle
    $5.00

    5 seeds per pack. A fascinating and little known fruit from the tomato family, harvested for many decades in a semi-wild state in parts of Mexico. The small fruits are green, with a succulent sweet-acidic flavor. While often...

     
  • Lycium barbarum - Wolfberry

    Lycium barbarum - Wolfberry
    $2.00

    50 seeds per pack. An important, traditional Chinese fruit and medicinal plant, the wolfberry is a small, red berry born in abundance on a low-growing shrubby tree. Hardy to about 10F. Fruits have a sweetish, slightly...

     
  • Lycium berlandieri - Berlandier's Wolfberry

    Lycium berlandieri - Berlandier's Wolfberry
    $3.00

    10 seeds per pack. A little known wolfberry species native to the southwestern United States and portions of Mexico. In summer it produces large quantities of small, red fruits that are similar in general appearance to the...

  • 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...

     
  • Malvaviscus aborescens - Mexican Apple

    Malvaviscus aborescens - Mexican Apple
    $3.50

    10 seeds per pack. a.k.a. Turk's Cap. A small, red fruit, native to much of Mexico, into parts of Texas and even Florida. Best known for its bright red flowers, which look like turk's caps. The red fruits are edible, with a...

  • Manihot esculenta  - Cassava

    Manihot esculenta - Cassava
    $3.00

    5 seeds per pack. A tropical perennial or annual, known as the commercial source of cassava root and tapioca starch. The plant is widely grown commercially, with many commercial cultivars, and with the roots used for a...

     
  • Manilkara zapota - Sapodilla

    Manilkara zapota - Sapodilla
    $2.50

    3 seeds per pack. Meaty fruit with soft, dark brown flesh having a sugary, fruity flavor. The sapodilla tree is also the source of chicle, a sticky latex substance used in chewing gum and industrial applications. The...

  • Melothria japonica - Japanese Wild Cucumber

    Melothria japonica - Japanese Wild Cucumber
    $4.00

    5 seeds per pack. An interesting and rare wild cucumber and a close relative of the tiny Mouse Melon, Melothria scabra. The fruits ripen with a white outer skin, looking like small bird's eggs. Little information is...


 

Join Our E-Newsletter!