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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...

     
  • 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...

     
  • 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...

     
  • Fuchsia cinerea - Lady's Eardrops

    Fuchsia cinerea - Lady's Eardrops
    $2.00

    15 seeds per pack. A rare Fuchsia from the mountains of South America with wonderful, long, bright blooms in coral red. Has a similar low-growing, bushy habit like other fuchsia's. Bears small, edible berries. Does best in...

     
  • Fuchsia magellanica - Hardy Fuchsia

    Fuchsia magellanica - Hardy Fuchsia
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. A very popular species of Fuchsia, widely used in the creation of various horticultural hybrids. The species is noteworthy for showing some frost tolerance. Features attractive, multi-colored flowers and...

     
  • Fuchsia regia - Brazilian Fuchsia

    Fuchsia regia - Brazilian Fuchsia
    $2.00

    25 seeds per pack. An interesting ornamental fuchsia best known for its vining habit. Can also take on a lower, shrub-like form. The pretty purple-red flowers are produced in nice clusters and have the classic fuchsia look...

  • Garcinia humilis - Bolivian Mangosteen
    $6.00

    1 seed per pack. a.k.a. Achachairu. A small fruited relative of the mangosteen, having egg-shaped, orange fruits with a tasty sweet and bitter flavor. Small tree, can fruit heavily. Unknown hardiness, possibly similar to the...

     
  • 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 We need your...

     
  • 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...

     
  • 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...

     
  • Halleria lucida - Tree Fuchsia

    Halleria lucida - Tree Fuchsia
    $2.00

    25 seeds per pack. Shrubby tree, to 10-25ft, native to South Africa. Bears 1", soft, fleshy fruits with a bland flavor. The tree is notable for its pretty fuchsia-like flowers, which are born from the trunk and branches...

     
  • 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...

     
  • Harrisia bonplandii - Queen of the Night
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. A cactus native to South America, bearing fairly large, edible fruits that have a lot similarities to the dragon fruit. The fruits ripen to bright pink-red, with sweet, white pulp. Also features large,...

     
  • Herrania mariae - Mountain Cocoa
    $4.00

    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...

     
  • 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...

     
  • 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...

     
  • 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...

     
  • Lycium barbarum - Wolfberry

    Lycium barbarum - Wolfberry
    $2.00

    25 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 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 chinense - Shanghai Express Goji Berry

    Lycium chinense - Shanghai Express Goji Berry
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. A recent variety of goji berry, selected for its heavily bearing plants which reportedly can yield up to 5-6 pounds of fruit. Low growing, shrubby growth to a few feet in height. Freeze hardy to as low as...

     
  • 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...

     

 

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