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Tropical Fruit F-O

  • Feijoa sellowiana - Feijoa

    Feijoa sellowiana - Feijoa

    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

    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 inermis - Louvi

    Flacourtia inermis - Louvi

    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

    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

    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 magellanica - Hardy Fuchsia

    Fuchsia magellanica - Hardy Fuchsia

    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

    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 dulcis - Mundu

    1 seed per pack. A yellow fruited mangosteen relative, bearing some similarities to the gamboge. The fruits are sweet, with a sour overtone and are often collected from wild trees in some southeast Asian countries where they...

  • Garcinia intermedia - Orange Lemon Drop Mangosteen

    Garcinia intermedia - Orange Lemon Drop Mangosteen

    1 seed per pack. Orange fruited variant of the Lemon Mangosteen. Bears round fruits from 1-2", ripening to orange, with flavorful, white flesh. Small tree to 10-20 feet. Tropical to subtropical. Species ID on this is not...

  • Garcinia magnifolia - Giant Leaf Madrono

    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 schomburgkiana - Madan

    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...

  • Gardenia erubescens - West African Gardenia

    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

    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

    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 lasiocarpa - Forest Raisin

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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,...

  • Hibiscus sabdariffa - Roselle

    Hibiscus sabdariffa - Roselle

    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

    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

    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...

  • Hymenaea courbaril - Jatoba

    Hymenaea courbaril - Jatoba

    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

    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

    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...

  • Jaltomata cajacayensis - Musho

    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 procumbens - Jaltomato

    Jaltomata procumbens - Jaltomato

    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 sinuosa - Jaltomata

    10 seeds per pack. Another of several rare Jaltomata species native to South America. Bears tiny orange fruited berries that are said to be edible. A small perennial or annual, sort of similar in growth habit to a ground...

  • Laurus nobilis - Bay Leaf

    Laurus nobilis - Bay Leaf

    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

    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...

  • Lepidium meyenii - Maca, Black

    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

    Leycesteria formosa - Himalayan Honeysuckle

    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 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

    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...



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