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Tropical Fruit F-O


  • Ferocactus pilosus - Mexican Fire Barrel Cactus

    Ferocactus pilosus - Mexican Fire Barrel Cactus
    $2.00

    20 seeds per pack. An attractive ornamental barrel cactus showing some columnar growth too. Appreciated for its fire-red colored spines, giving the whole plant a fiery tint. The flower buds are edible as well. Hardy to mild...

     
  • 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...

     
  • 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
    $2.00

    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 gerardii - Forest Mangosteen
    $3.00

    3 seeds per pack. An interesting mangosteen relative native to India. It bears small yellow fruits that can grow up to an inch across. The tree has some medicinal uses as well as being an attractive ornamental. The fruits...

     
  • 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 kola - Bitter Kola
    $4.50

    1 seed per pack. 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. The medium sized fruits are sour, but said to be...

     
  • Garcinia schomburgkiana - Madan

    Garcinia schomburgkiana - Madan
    $4.00

    2 seeds per pack. A mangosteen relative native to Thailand. Bears green, edible fruits that are said to have a sour flavor. Short tree, similar in growth habit to other Garcinia's. Unknown frost tolerance. #3968 Coming...

  • 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...

     
  • Gardenia erubescens - West African Gardenia
    $3.50

    5 seeds per pack. An exotic gardenia native to West Africa. The fruits are supposedly edible and eaten locally in areas where the plant is native, though little information about their uses is available. Features ornamental...

     
  • 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...

     
  • Gnetum gnemon - Melinjo

    Gnetum gnemon - Melinjo
    $3.50

    3 seeds per pack. A tropical fruit native to Indonesia and other portions of southeast Asia. It has a wide variety of edible uses, most notably for its seeds and leaves, both of which are featured prominently in Indonesian...

  • Gnetum macrostachyum - Gnetum
    $3.50

    3 seeds per pack. A woody vine and part of the conifer group, bearing bright red fruits with seeds that are edible after roasting. This species is quite rare, but has a number of fruiting similarities to the more common...

     
  • 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
    $2.00

    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...

     
  • Grewia oppositifolia - Bihul
    $2.00

    8 seeds per pack. An Indian native Grewia, probably best known for its bright yellow, ornamental flowers. The flowers are much like the popular starflower, but with different coloring. Also produces tiny fruits that are said...

     
  • Hamelia patens - Mexican Firebush

    Hamelia patens - Mexican Firebush
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. A small, shrubby bush, with little, red-purple colored edible fruits. Also noteworthy for its fire-red/orange blossoms which are popular with hummingbirds and butterflies. Grows to 3-6 feet. Hardy to mild...

     
  • 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...

     
  • 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...

     
  • Hymenaea courbaril - Jatoba

    Hymenaea courbaril - Jatoba
    $4.00

    2 seeds per pack. A well known tree throughout much of tropical America. Yields hard fruit pods with edible flesh and beautiful hardwood that is used in fine woodworking and furniture. The pulp has a stinky odor, but a sweet...

     
  • 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...

     
  • Illicium verum - Star Anise

    Illicium verum - Star Anise
    $3.00

    10 seeds per pack. Small Asian-native tree which yields the spice star anise. The spice is used in a wide variety of dishes and the tree itself has a number of medicinal uses. Related to the magnolia, the tree is also a...

     
  • Irvingia gabonensis - Wild African Mango
    $6.00

    1 seed per pack. A rare, mango-like fruit from West Africa. Fruits can be eaten fresh, but they are particularly prized for their large seeds (nuts) which are packed with protein. The nuts are known as dika nuts and are...

     
  • Irvingia malayana - Wild Almond

    Irvingia malayana - Wild Almond
    $3.00

    2 seeds per pack. A large tree native to the southeast Asia region, bearing plum-sized fruits with sweet edible pulp and large, edible seeds. The seeds are roasted for eating and the wood is extremely hard, being used in...

     
  • 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 America...

     
  • 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 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...

     
  • Jarilla chocola - Chocola

    Jarilla chocola - Chocola
    $5.50

    4 seeds per pack. An amazingly exotic papaya relative with small pink-red fruits having white flesh and a creamy-acidic flavor. The plant also yields starchy, potato-like tubers. Native to the Pacific coast of Mexico, both...

     
  • Kraussia floribunda - Rhino Coffee
    $2.00

    5 seeds per pack. A shrubby bush growing to 5-15 ft with profuse clusters of attractive white flowers which are followed by purple-black fruits. The fruits are reportedly edible, with a mildly sweet flavor. The leaves are...

     
  • 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...

     

 

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