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Tropical Fruit F-O


  • 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...

     
  • 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 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 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...

     
  • 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 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...

     
  • Momordica cochinchinensis - Gac

    Momordica cochinchinensis - Gac
    $4.00

    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...

     
  • 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)...

     
  • 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...

  • Musa acuminata Colla - Banana

    Musa acuminata Colla - Banana
    $4.00

    10 seeds per pack. The original wild banana, seeds are from a wild form found in Thailand. Plants are similar in growth habit to common cultivated banana's, growing to 10-20ft, with huge leaves. Fruits are variable, often...

     
  • Musa argentii - Wild Banana
    $4.00

    5 seeds per pack. A newly discovered banana species (in 2014) native to the rainforests of Northeast India. It bears beautiful ivory colored fruits, with light pink blush and white flesh. Flowers are neon pink, with...

     
  • Musa cheesmanii - Cheesman's Banana
    $4.00

    5 seeds per pack. A large, wild banana native to India. Noteworthy for its very large, ornamental leaves. It is similar to M. sikkimensis, a cold hardy banana, so there is potential for this species being cold hardy as well...

     
  • Musa itinerans - Burmese Blue Banana
    $4.00

    10 seeds per pack. A highly unique and colorful banana having iridescent pink-purple-blue fruits. The fruits grow to 4-6" and form in nice clusters. They are used in Thai cooking and are often cooked. The leaves are also...

     
  • Musa ornata - Bronze Banana

    Musa ornata - Bronze Banana
    $4.25

    5 seeds per pack. A purple-lilac flowered banana with seedy fruits. It grows to only 5-10ft and is great in containers. The large leaves and ornate flowers make this uncommon species a popular one for ornamental cultivation...

     
  • Musa paradisiaca - French Plantain

    Musa paradisiaca - French Plantain
    $4.25

    5 seeds per pack. A beautiful edible and ornamental banana producing a type of sweet plantain fruit. Grows to 10-20ft with huge, cylindrical leaves. This species is sometimes crossed with the more common banana species to...

     
  • Musa sikkimensis - Darjeeling Banana

    Musa sikkimensis - Darjeeling Banana
    $4.00

    5 seeds per pack. A rare and beautiful banana from the Himalaya's. The Darjeeling Banana bears sweet edible fruits but is best known for its spectacular cold tolerance, able to survive temperatures to 10F! Huge ornamental...

     
  • Musa sikkimensis - Red Darjeeling Banana
    $4.00

    10 seeds per pack. Seeds are from a variant of the Darjeeling Banana having gorgeous red striped leaves with red-purple undersides. A rare and beautiful banana from the Himalaya's. The Darjeeling Banana bears sweet edible...

     
  • Musa thomsonii - Wild Indian Banana
    $4.00

    10 seeds per pack. A wild banana from the Himalaya's, bearing 4" fruits with sweet, edible, though seedy pulp. This species shows some cold hardiness and may be suitable in climates down to zone 8b. Fast-growing to several...

     
  • Musa velutina - Pink Velvet Banana

    Musa velutina - Pink Velvet Banana
    $4.00

    10 seeds per pack. An amazing banana species that can flower and fruit in a year from seed and at only a few feet tall! Bears very ornamental, pink-skinned bananas and has beautiful, large pink banana flowers. Has some...

     
  • Musa violacea - Violet Banana
    $4.25

    5 seeds per pack. With its strikingly beautiful, multi-colored blossoms, this unusual banana is sure to be a conversation piece in the garden or greenhouse. Beautiful, large green foliage accents the flowers. Grows to...

     
  • Musa x sikkimensis - Darjeeling Giant Banana
    $4.25

    5 seeds per pack. A naturally occuring hybrid and rare and beautiful banana from the Himalaya's. The Darjeeling Giant is a much larger variant of the standard Darjeeling Banana, that can reach 20ft! Huge ornamental leaves...

     
  • Musa yunnanensis - Yunnan Banana
    $4.00

    5 seeds per pack. An exciting and recently described banana with considerable cold tolerance possibly down to as low as 10F. Grows to 15-25 feet, features large, classic banana leaves and an attractive growth habit. Plants...

     
  • Musa zebrina - Blood Banana

    Musa zebrina - Blood Banana
    $4.00

    6 seeds per pack. One of the most beautiful banana's, the Blood Banana has fiery red and green spotted foliage. Its large banana leaves combined with the beautiful foliage create a striking appearance. Also bears small...

     
  • Myrica rubra - Yumberry
    $2.00

    5 seeds per pack. Seeds are difficult and slow to sprout. A bayberry relative bearing a small, edible, berry-like fruit that is used in a variety of flavorings and drinks. The yumberry has recent notoriety as a juice flavor...

     

 

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