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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...

     
  • Garcinia kola - Bitter Kola
    $4.50

    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. A medium sized, slow growing tree. Probably not frost hardy. Grows...

     
  • 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 occidentalis - Lavender Star Flower

    Grewia occidentalis - Lavender Star Flower
    $2.00

    5 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

    10 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

    15 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

    15 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...

     
  • 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...

     
  • Laurus nobilis - Bay Leaf

    Laurus nobilis - Bay Leaf
    $2.00

    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...

     
  • 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...

     
  • Lepidium meyenii - Maca, Black
    $2.50

    15 seeds per pack. Seeds are from a black rooted variety of maca. 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...

     
  • Leycesteria formosa - Himalayan Honeysuckle, Yellow Leaf

    Leycesteria formosa - Himalayan Honeysuckle, Yellow Leaf
    $2.50

    25 seeds per pack. Seeds are from an ornamental yellow-green leafed variety. Most seeds appear to breed true. Spreading shrub to 4-8ft, producing clusters of dainty white-pink flowers, which are followed by dark purple to...

     
  • 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 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
    $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
    $2.00

    25 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,...

     
  • Malpighia punicifolia - Acerola

    Malpighia punicifolia - Acerola
    $2.00

    5 seeds per pack. Formerly listed as Malpighia glabra. Cherry-sized red fruit with a tasty acidic flavor. The amazing acerola contains 60 times the vitamin C per gram of flesh of a citrus. Just three fruits can meet your...

     
  • 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...

     
  • Melothria scabra - Mexican Sour Cucumber

    Melothria scabra - Mexican Sour Cucumber
    $2.00

    15 seeds per pack. An interesting cucurbit bearing grape-sized fruits with the flavor of a cucumber. Native to portions of Mexico, the fruit is also notable for looking much like a miniature watermelon. Fruits can be eaten...

     
  • Mimusops elengi - Spanish Cherry

    Mimusops elengi - Spanish Cherry
    $2.50

    8 seeds per pack. Medium-small, orange-red colored sapote relative with sweet flavored pulp. The flowers are fragrant and sometimes used in perfumes. The Spanish Cherry is a quick grower and provides and abundance of pretty...

     
  • Morinda citrifolia - Noni

    Morinda citrifolia - Noni
    $2.25

    10 seeds per pack. White, knobby fruit growing on a small, tropical, shrubby tree. The fruits are extensively used for their medicinal and health benefiting properties. Can be container grown. Fruits ripen to white, and have...

     
  • Moringa oleifera - Horseradish Tree

    Moringa oleifera - Horseradish Tree
    $2.25

    7 seeds per pack. A widely cultivated an extremely useful tropical tree. Many parts of the tree are edible, from leaves--which contain vitamin C, to the long, immature pods which are eaten as a vegetable. Edible oil is...

     
  • Morus macroura - Pakistani Mulberry

    Morus macroura - Pakistani Mulberry
    $2.00

    15 seeds per pack. Large fruited mulberry bearing fruits several inches long. Fruits are sweet flavored, eat just like common mulberries. Will stand temperatures several degrees below freezing. Wood is also of high quality...

     
  • Muntingia calabura - Strawberry Tree

    Muntingia calabura - Strawberry Tree
    $2.50

    25 seeds per pack. Seeds are extremely tiny. Small or medium sized tree common to tropical and Caribbean island areas. Small red fruits are very sweet and have fig overtones. Trees can survive brief frosts and bear fruits...


 

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