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Tropical Fruit F-O


  • 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...

     
  • 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...

     
  • 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

    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...

  • Litsea glaucescens - Mexican Bay

    Litsea glaucescens - Mexican Bay
    $3.00

    3 seeds per pack. Avocado relative native to Mexico. Leaves are extensively used locally as a spice and food flavoring. Bears small purple fruits, not known if they're edible (some Litsea's are). Hardy to at least 32F,...

     
  • 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 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...

     
  • 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 integrifolia x tetraphylla - Beaumont Macadamia

    Macadamia integrifolia x tetraphylla - Beaumont Macadamia
    $3.00

    2 seeds per pack. Seeds are from the very popular Beaumont variety, known for large crops over longer seasons. It is not known if seeds bear true to the parent variety. Subtropical tree from Australia produces the wonderful...

  • 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. #154 Hardy to zone 9b (25 - 30F)View plant database page...

  • 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,...

  • Mammea americana - Mamey Apple

    Mammea americana - Mamey Apple
    $9.00

    1 seed per pack. Related to the mangosteen, the delightful Mamey bears round, brown fruits up to 8" across. Fruits have a fragrant, tasty apricot-raspberry like flavor. Hardy to some frost. The tree is quite attractive...

  • 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...

     
  • 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...

  • 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...

     
  • Mimusops zeyheri - Transvaal Red Milkwood
    $2.00

    5 seeds per pack. A small, orange skinned fruit with edible, sweet flesh having a floury consistency. The fruits are high in vitamin C. A medium sized tree growing to 25-40 ft. Has attractive, leathery leaves and small white...

     
  • 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...

  • 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...

     
  • 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. Tree is hardy to the 20's. #638 Hardy to at least zone 6 (-10 - 0F).View plant database...

     
  • 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 balbisiana - Wild Banana
    $3.00

    10 seeds per pack. Believed to be the ancestor of the modern banana, this wild species bears plump fruits with edible pulp and seeds. The fruits are a similar to both plantains and common bananas. Plants occasionally produce...

     
  • Musa bauensis - Bau Banana
    $4.00

    5 seeds per pack. A very rare banana native to Sarawak, Indonesia. Features beautiful, bright purple flower buds. Fruits are small and slender, finger-like in size. It is unknown if they are edible. This is a rare species...

     
  • 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 hirta - Bornean Hairy Banana
    $6.00

    4 seeds per pack. A strange and very rare banana with small, juicy fruits that taste somewhat like a kiwi. Native to Borneo, also noteworthy for its colorful pink inflorescence. The fruits are unlike most other bananas in...

     
  • Musa itinerans - Burmese Blue Banana
    $4.00

    5 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
    $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...

     

 

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