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Tropical Fruit F-O


  • Eugenia myrcianthes - Uvaia do Campo

    Eugenia myrcianthes - Uvaia do Campo
    $6.50

    1 seed per pack. a.k.a. Hexachlamys edulis. An interesting Eugenia relative from South America, bearing 2" / 5 cm edible fruits having a peach-like flavor. Seeds are from a prolific tree with high quality fruits. The fruits...

     
  • 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 inermis - Louvi

    Flacourtia inermis - Louvi
    $3.00

    10 seeds per pack. Dark purple fruit looking much like a large grape. Fruits are often cooked into desserts or used to make preserves. The tree is ornamental and new growth spurts are quite pretty. #190 View plant database...

  • 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 boliviana Alba - White Bolivian Fuchsia

    Fuchsia boliviana Alba - White Bolivian Fuchsia
    $2.50

    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
    $5.00

    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 humilis - Bolivian Mangosteen

    Garcinia humilis - Bolivian Mangosteen
    $6.00

    1 seed per pack. 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 described like lemonade. Small tree, can fruit heavily. Unknown...

     
  • 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...

  • Glycosmis pentaphylla - Orange Berry

    Glycosmis pentaphylla - Orange Berry
    $3.00

    2 seeds per pack. a.k.a. Gin Berry. Translucent pink berry with juicy, sweet pulp. Pleasant to look at and to taste, the small fruits can be used as flavorings in beverages. Small to medium sized tree. Hardy to 25F. Seeds...

  • 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...

  • 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...

     
  • Hesperomeles ferruginea - Hesperomeles ferruginea

    Hesperomeles ferruginea - Hesperomeles ferruginea
    $3.00

    10 seeds per pack. A cloud forest tree bearing small, edible, red, berry-like fruits. This species is little known and rarely seen in cultivation. Notable for its furry leaves, with copper colored undersides. #4676 Photo...

     
  • 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 - 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...

     
  • Laurus nobilis - Bay Leaf

    Laurus nobilis - Bay Leaf
    $3.00

    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
    $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...

  • Leea indica - Bandicoot Berry

    Leea indica - Bandicoot Berry
    $3.00

    10 seeds per pack. A shrub or small tree, native through India and portions of China. It bears large clusters of small red-purple fruits, which are said to be edible. The young shoots are also eaten and the plant has 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...

  • 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...

     

 

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