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Tropical Fruit F-O


  • 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 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 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...

     
  • 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...

     
  • Jarilla heterophylla - Granadina

    Jarilla heterophylla - Granadina
    $6.50

    5 seeds per pack. An obscure relative of the common papaya, this herbaceous perennial bears colorful, purple and yellow oval fruits that grow to about 2.5 cm / 1". The fruits have prominent horns at their end and have a...

     
  • 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...

     
  • Lansium parasiticum - Duku Langsat

    Lansium parasiticum - Duku Langsat
    $4.00

    1 seed per pack. One of the two main cultivar groups of langsat, the duku type produces larger fruits, with a sour-sweet flavor. Both types of langsat have their admirers. Medium to large sized tropical tree can reach 50-100...

  • 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...

     
  • 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...

     
  • Lepidium meyenii - Maca, Black

    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...

  • 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

    50 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 exsertum - Desert Wolfberry

    Lycium exsertum - Desert Wolfberry
    $2.00

    50 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

    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 integrifolila - Macadamia Nut

    Macadamia integrifolila - Macadamia Nut
    $3.00

    2 seeds per pack. Subtropical tree from Australia produces the wonderful macadamia nut of commerce. Tree will survive temperatures to the mid 20's when mature. Seeds are fresh, cannot be stored and should be planted on...

     
  • 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,...

     
  • Manilkara hexandra - Khirni

    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...

     
  • Manilkara zapota - Sapodilla

    Manilkara zapota - Sapodilla
    $2.50

    3 seeds per pack. Meaty fruit with soft, dark brown flesh having a sugary, fruity flavor. The sapodilla tree is also the source of chicle, a sticky latex substance used in chewing gum and industrial applications. The...

     
  • Melicoccus bijugatus - Spanish Lime

    Melicoccus bijugatus - Spanish Lime
    $5.00

    2 seeds per pack. A large tree, common to tropical regions in the Caribbean and parts of the Americas. Bears 1-1 1/2", green skinned fruits with salmon colored pulp that has a sweet to sour flavor. Fairly slow growing. Can...

     
  • Melothria japonica - Japanese Wild Cucumber

    Melothria japonica - Japanese Wild Cucumber
    $4.00

    5 seeds per pack. An interesting and rare wild cucumber and a close relative of the tiny Mouse Melon, Melothria scabra. The fruits ripen with a white outer skin, looking like small bird's eggs. Little information is...

     
  • 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 coriacea - Monkey's Apple

    Mimusops coriacea - Monkey's Apple
    $3.00

    1 seed per pack. A sapote that is native to the Comoros islands and parts of Madagascar. Bears a yellow ripening fruit, with edible, chalky textured pulp. Popular as an ornamental in tropical gardens, both for its fruits but...

     
  • Mimusops obovata - Coastal Red Milkwood

    Mimusops obovata - Coastal Red Milkwood
    $2.50

    5 seeds per pack. A native African member of the sapote family bearing small, edible red fruits. Grows with a bushy or medium sized tree habit. Found wild in Southern Africa. Plants make attractive ornamental specimens and...

     
  • Momordica cochinchinensis - Gac

    Momordica cochinchinensis - Gac
    $6.00

    4 seeds per pack. Hugely popular in parts of southeast Asia, particularly Vietnam, the Gac is a strange fruit of the gourd family. Fruits are about 4-5", roughly oval, with bright orange skin covered in small spines. The...

  • Momordica grosvenorii - Buddha Fruit

    Momordica grosvenorii - Buddha Fruit
    $3.00

    5 seeds per pack. a.k.a. Siraitia grosvenorii. A perennial and deciduous vine native to southern China. Part of the melon family, the edible fruits are highly desired in Chinese medicine. The fruits are very sweet and are...

     
  • Monodora myristica - Calabash Nutmeg

    Monodora myristica - Calabash Nutmeg
    $3.50

    1 seed per pack. a.k.a. Jamaican Nutmeg. A beautiful tropical tree prized both for its aromatic seeds and for its multi-colored, ornamental flowers. Seeds are dried, ground and used as a nutmeg substitute. Aroma is similar...

     
  • Monstera deliciosa - Mexican Breadfruit

    Monstera deliciosa - Mexican Breadfruit
    $3.00

    8 seeds per pack. A decorative and edible vining member of the philodendron family. While adapted to tropical environments, it is particularly easy to grow as a houseplant and can grow outside in areas with minimal frost...

     
  • 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...

     
  • Morinda citrifolia - Variegated Noni

    Morinda citrifolia - Variegated Noni
    $3.00

    7 seeds per pack. This is a variegated leaf colored variety. White knobby fruit growing on a small tropical shrub or tree. The fruits are extensively used for their medicinal and health benefiting properties. Can be...

     
  • Morinda coreia - Wild Forest Noni

    Morinda coreia - Wild Forest Noni
    $3.00

    5 seeds per pack. A wild noni species from India, bearing small fruits with general similarities to the common noni. The fruits are quite smelly (just like noni) and have a number of traditional medicinal uses. The fruits...

     
  • Moringa hildebrandtii - Hildebrandt's Moringa
    $5.00

    3 seeds per pack. An extremely rare Moringa from Madagascar. This species is noteworthy for its large seeds, which are 2-4 times the size of the more common Moringa oleifera. The species is extinct in the wild, but is...

     
  • 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 nigra - Black Mulberry

    Morus nigra - Black Mulberry
    $2.00

    50 seeds per pack. Deciduous tree bearing black berry fruits similar in appearance to a blackberry. Fruits are sweet and quite tasty. Hardy to zone 5. Grows to 10-15 m / 32-49 ft. #638 Hardy to at least zone 6 (-10 - 0F)...

     

 

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