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Tropical Fruit F-O


  • 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 balbisiana - Wild Banana

    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 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 griersonii - Wild Banana
    $3.00

    5 seeds per pack. A very rare banana species from the Himalayan region. Barely known in the wild, seeds have only recently come available from cultivated collections. A very attractive banana, with typically large leaves and...

     
  • 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 ingens - Giant Banana

    Musa ingens - Giant Banana
    $7.00

    1 seed per pack. This is the fabled gigantic banana, a huge species that can grow to 20 m / 66 ft tall! Leaves can grow to 5 m / 16 ft long, with a stout "trunk" growing a feet in diameter. This is the largest known banana...

     
  • 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

    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 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...

     
  • Musella lasiocarpa - Chinese Yellow Banana

    Musella lasiocarpa - Chinese Yellow Banana
    $4.25

    5 seeds per pack. An amazing and fairly rare ornamental. The Chinese Yellow Banana produces huge, bright yellow blooms that persist on the plant for up to 9 months! Small fruits follow, with sources differing on their...

     
  • Myrciaria dubia - Camu Camu

    Myrciaria dubia - Camu Camu
    $4.00

    1 seed per pack. An Amazon rainforest tree related to the jaboticaba, bearing purple fruits with an extremely high vitamin C content. Flavor is very acidic and the fruits are usually blended into beverages or desserts. Owing...

     
  • Myrtus communis - Myrtle

    Myrtus communis - Myrtle
    $2.00

    15 seeds per pack. Pretty, compact bush or tree with aromatic leaves, bearing almond sized, dark blue fruit. Fruits are eaten and used as spices in the Mediterranean region. Grows well in subtropical climates, hardy to 20F...

     
  • Myrtus communis compacta - Dwarf Myrtle

    Myrtus communis compacta - Dwarf Myrtle
    $2.50

    25 seeds per pack. A dwarf version of the attractive myrtle tree, growing to 3-4ft. Shrubby bush with aromatic leaves, bearing small, dark blue fruit. Fruits are eaten and used as spices in the Mediterranean region. Grows...

     
  • Oncoba spinosa - Fried Egg Tree

    Oncoba spinosa - Fried Egg Tree
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. An attractive ornamental shrub-tree, often grown for its large, white flowers with yellow centers that resemble fried eggs. Bears a hard shelled fruit with edible pulp. The dried fruits are used as rattles...

     
  • Opuntia engelmannii - Engelmann's Prickly Pear

    Opuntia engelmannii - Engelmann's Prickly Pear
    $2.00

    15 seeds per pack. A desert southwestern U.S. native prickly pear. Bears 3" long edible fruits with soft pulp. Features colorful yellow flowers. Fruits are very popular with wildlife. Grows to 4-6 feet, with thick pads and...

     
  • Opuntia ficus-indica - Abancay Orange Cactus Pear

    Opuntia ficus-indica - Abancay Orange Cactus Pear
    $3.50

    10 seeds per pack. Seeds are from a varietal prickly pear cactus found in the Abancay region of Peru, bearing bright orange colored fruits. Bears plump, orange fruits with lots of sweet flesh that is commonly used to flavor...

     
  • Opuntia ficus-indica - Grande de Wari Cactus Pear

    Opuntia ficus-indica - Grande de Wari Cactus Pear
    $3.50

    10 seeds per pack. Seeds are from a varietal prickly pear cactus found in the Abancay region of Peru. Bears plump, red fruits with lots of sweet flesh that is commonly used to flavor drinks but can also be eaten out of hand...

     

 

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