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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 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 intermedia - Lemon Mangosteen

    Garcinia intermedia - Lemon Mangosteen
    $3.50

    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 magnifolia - Giant Leaf Madrono
    $4.00

    1 seed per pack. A fairly rare Garcinia-madruno relative bearing medium sized, yellow skinned fruits with white, sweet-sour flavored pulp. This species is quite prolific and fairly fast-growing for a Garcinia. Recognizable...

     
  • Garcinia mangostana - Mangosteen

    Garcinia mangostana - Mangosteen
    $6.00

    1 seed per pack. The queen of fruits and by many judgements, one of the tastiest fruits in the world, the Mangosteen bears baseball sized, purple fruits with sweet, delicious flesh. The rind is high in nutrients and is now...

     
  • 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 flavescens - Raisin Bush

    Grewia flavescens - Raisin Bush
    $2.50

    5 seeds per pack. Small bushy shrub native to Central Africa. Fruits are small, brown, reportedly edible, and related to the phalsa. Hardy to the upper 20's. Shrubby, bushy growth to 1-2 m. #749

     
  • 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 lasiocarpa - Forest Raisin
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. A near relative of the raisin bush, this fast-growing, shrubby tree is native to southern Africa. Bears small fruits that are very popular with birds, but also have a number of edible human uses. Like the...

     
  • 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

    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...

     
  • 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 - 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 bernardelloana - Jaltomata
    $3.50

    5 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 cajacayensis - Musho
    $3.00

    10 seeds per pack. A very rare Physalis relative bearing smallish, brown-orange berry fruits. The fruits are reportedly edible and have a sweet flavor. The fruits of this and some of its closely related species are gathered...

     
  • 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...

     
  • Jaltomata weberbaueri - Jaltomata
    $4.00

    5 seeds per pack. One of several extremely rare Physalis relatives, native to a small area in the Peruvian mountains. This species bears orange-red fruits about the size of a small cherry tomato. The fruits are said to be...

     
  • Laurus nobilis - Bay Leaf

    Laurus nobilis - Bay Leaf
    $2.25

    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
    $2.00

    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...

     
  • Leycesteria formosa - Himalayan Honeysuckle

    Leycesteria formosa - Himalayan Honeysuckle
    $2.00

    25 seeds per pack. Spreading shrub to 4-8ft, producing clusters of dainty white-pink flowers, which are followed by dark purple to brown fruits. The berry-sized fruits reportedly have a caramel-raisin-like flavor, and are...

     
  • 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...

     
  • Lychee chinensis - Lychee

    Lychee 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...

  • 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

    Lycium exsertum - Desert Wolfberry
    $2.00

    40 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...

     
  • Lycium ruthenicum - Black Goji Berry
    $2.00

    30 seeds per pack. A relative of the popular goji berry, this black fruited species bears small, berry-like fruits. Fruits are lesser known than the standard goji, but are popular in China for a number of alleged medicinal...

     
  • 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,...

     
  • Mammea americana - Mamey Apple

    Mammea americana - Mamey Apple
    $8.00

    1 seed per pack. Related to the mangosteen, the delightful Mamey bears round, brown fruits up to 8" across. Fruits have a fragrant, tasty apricot-raspberry like flavor. Hardy to some frost. The tree is quite attractive...

  • 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 discolor - Forest Milkberry
    $3.00

    3 seeds per pack. A small fruited sapote from forests of southern Africa. Bears yellow ripening fruits that supposedly have a sweet flavor that some sources list as quite desirable. Medium to large sized tree. Unknown frost...

     
  • Manilkara hexandra - Khirni
    $2.50

    10 seeds per pack. A lesser-known Sapodilla relative which is native to India. Bears small, cylindrical, 1" fruits that have a pleasant sweet flavor. Fruits are considered a delicacy by many and are sometimes found in the...

     

 

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