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  • Sapindus drummondii - Western Soapberry
    $2.50

    5 seeds per pack. A native U.S. soapberry, similar to S. saponaria. Bears small orange fruits with a single seed. Fruits are not edible, but with the seed, can be used as a soap substitute or in jewelry making. Adaptable to...

     
  • Sapindus saponaria - Soapberry

    Sapindus saponaria - Soapberry
    $2.50

    4 seeds per pack. Closely related to the Soapnut, the Soapberry has a similar shape and appearance. Fruits are slightly smaller than the Soapnut and the tree is hardier, able to withstand frosts and light freezes. The...

     
  • Schotia afra - Karoo Boer Bean

    Schotia afra - Karoo Boer Bean
    $2.00

    5 seeds per pack. A highly attractive ornamental tree from Southern Africa also having edible seeds. Often grown for its beautiful, red, nectar rich flowers which attract birds. Its seeds are said to be edible both when...

     
  • Schotia brachypetala - African Walnut

    Schotia brachypetala - African Walnut
    $2.00

    5 seeds per pack. A wonderful ornamental tree from South Africa. Most renowned for its beautiful red blossoms which have popularized the species as a street tree in some subtropical areas. Also bears legume fruits with seeds...

     
  • Selenicereus grandiflorus - Queen of the Night
    $3.00

    10 seeds per pack. A gorgeous night blooming cactus with large white flowers that grow to several inches. The flowers are also fragrant, with a mild vanilla-like scent. Bears spiny, 2-4" long red ripening fruits that are...

     
  • Selenicereus megalanthus - Yellow Pitaya

    Selenicereus megalanthus - Yellow Pitaya
    $3.25

    8 seeds per pack. Tasty yellow skinned dragon fruit relative. Very popular in Asia. The plant is a vining cactus growing either out of the soil or as an epiphyte, with aerial roots. Plants are tolerant of short frosts and...

     
  • Sicana odorifera - Cassabanana

    Sicana odorifera - Cassabanana
    $2.00

    7 seeds per pack. An herbaceous vine bearing a striking 12-24" long, bright red fruit with a delightful melon-like smell, and flavor. Vines are vigorous, often growing up to 50ft. The fruit is common in parts of South and...

     
  • Simmondsia chinensis - Jojoba Nut

    Simmondsia chinensis - Jojoba Nut
    $2.00

    5 seeds per pack. Desert shrub bearing the jojoba nut, an edible nut tasting somewhat like a hazelnut. The jojoba is famously known as the source of jojoba oil, an oil with important uses in cosmetics and skin care. The...

     
  • Solanum aviculare - Kangaroo Apple

    Solanum aviculare - Kangaroo Apple
    $2.00

    25-50 seeds per pack. Medium sized shrub native to Australia. Produces medium tomato sized fruits bright yellow-orange in color. Attractive for its dark colored branches and dark-veined leaves. A couple of sources claim the...

     
  • Solanum burbankii - Wonderberry

    Solanum burbankii - Wonderberry
    $2.00

    30-60 seeds per pack. Small, purple-black fruit similar to the huckleberry. The wonderberry grows on a small annual shrub, from 6"-3' in height. Fruits are used to make pies and preserves. Easily grown in pots, growth...

     
  • Solanum dulcamara - Bittersweet
    $2.00

    25-50 seeds per pack. A perennial, bushy, spreading vine best-known for its use in herbal medicine. It is a pretty vine, with purple potato bush-like flowers and bright red fruits. All parts of the plant, including fruits...

     
  • Solanum macrocarpon - Gbogname

    Solanum macrocarpon - Gbogname
    $2.00

    15-25 seeds per pack. A rare eggplant relative from Togo, where it is used primarily for its leafy, young leaves which are used cooked in a variety of dishes. This 2-3ft annual also bears large, rounded, yellow fruits with a...

     
  • Solanum melanocerasum - Garden Huckleberry

    Solanum melanocerasum - Garden Huckleberry
    $2.00

    25-50 seeds per pack. Small, purple-black fruit similar in appearance to the huckleberry. The true garden huckleberry is larger (about 1.5-2x) than the wonderberry (a hybrid relative). This variety is sweeter than most and...

     
  • Solanum muricatum - Pepino

    Solanum muricatum - Pepino
    $3.00

    10 seeds per pack. Large sized fruit, to 4-6", sometimes weighing a pound or two. Quick growing shrub. Fruit is quite good and tastes very similar to a cantaloupe. Hardy to 27F. Will fruit in 9-12 months from seed. Becoming...

     
  • Solanum quitoense - Naranjilla
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. Orange, fuzzy skinned fruit about the size of a large cherry tomato. Has tasty acidic green pulp that can be eaten fresh but is also used in Central and South America to make a popular beverage...

     
  • Solanum sessiliflorum - Cocona
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. Orange-red colored fruit from the Amazon, used fresh and for drinks. Hardiness unknown, though the plant is native to tropical mountainous regions so it may survive some frosts. Fruits are popular in its...

  • Solanum stramoniifolium - Coconilla
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. A small to medium sized shrubby plant bearing furry, orange-red fruits that are said to be edible. Found throughout much of tropical South America. Has similarities to the naranjilla and cocona. The plant...

     
  • Solanum uporo - Cannibal's Tomato

    Solanum uporo - Cannibal's Tomato
    $2.25

    25-50 seeds per pack. An infamous fruit from the South Seas, the Cannibal's Tomato was once called the perfect accompaniment for a cannibals favorite meal. Fruits are rounded, about the size of large cherry tomatoes, and are...

     
  • Spondias mombin - Yellow Mombin
    $3.50

    3 seeds per pack. Juicy, yellow fruit the size of a small plum. Has an acidic flavor and is eaten out of hand, or used to flavor ice creams and desserts. Trees grow best in subtropical to tropical climates and do not take...

     
  • Synsepalum dulcificum - Miracle Fruit

    Synsepalum dulcificum - Miracle Fruit
    $3.75

    2 seeds per pack. Small berry with tasteless flesh but an amazing side effect that will make sour things taste sweet. The effect lasts for an hour or two. After eating a single miracle fruit, you can eat a lemon raw without...

     
  • Tabernaemontana elegans - Toad Tree
    $2.50

    5 seeds per pack. An exotic shrub of South Africa, beautiful as an ornamental for its white, clustered, finely fragrant flowers. Bears odd, warty, green fruits that look like a toad. Sources say the fruits are edible and...

     
  • Tamarindus indica - Tamarind

    Tamarindus indica - Tamarind
    $2.25

    10 seeds per pack. Beautiful large tropical tree native to Africa. Can withstand temperatures down to 28F. Fruit is a 4-8" long pod with several large seeds surrounded by sticky, paste-like flesh with a tasty sweet/sour...

     
  • Terminalia catappa - Tropical Almond

    Terminalia catappa - Tropical Almond
    $3.50

    2 seeds per pack. Large tropical tree commonly growing near river banks or ocean shorefronts. The large seed/nut is edible and has an almond-like flavor. The tropical almond is commonly grown for its large canopy, and high...

     
  • Trichosanthes cucumerina - Snake Gourd, Tropical Long
    $2.50

    5 seeds per pack. A huge-fruited member of the melon family with fruits that can reach five feet long! The fruits look a bit like elongated cucumbers and have soft flesh similar to the luffa. The leaves can be eaten as...

     
  • Ugni molinae - Chilean Guava

    Ugni molinae - Chilean Guava
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. Hardy to the mid 20's, easy to grow. A shrubby guava relative with small aromatic fruit. Fruit has a spicy guava taste and can be eaten fresh or used in cooking. #119View plant database page...

     
  • Withania somnifera - Ashwagandha

    Withania somnifera - Ashwagandha
    $2.00

    25-50 seeds per pack. Small bushy tomatillo relative well-known for its many medicinal qualities. Roots, leaves, and fruits are regularly used to treat stress, exhaustion, memory problems, and much more. Small bright...

  • Ximenia americana - Sea Lemon
    $2.50

    5 seeds per pack. A lesser known edible fruit native to parts of Australia and Asia. Also found in Southern Florida. Bears orange to yellow colored fruits that are said to have a mild, plum-like flavor. The leaves smell...

     
  • Yucca baccata - Banana Yucca

    Yucca baccata - Banana Yucca
    $2.00

    8 seeds per pack. A desert yucca bearing a 4-6" long, yellow fruit resembling a banana. The fruits are sweet and were once considered a delicacy by many Native American tribes who used the food as a staple. The flowers,...

     
  • Yucca whipplei - Our Lord's Candle

    Yucca whipplei - Our Lord's Candle
    $2.00

    10-20 seeds per pack. Native to the Pacific coast, from California to Mexico, this yucca has a number of uses, both edible and ornamental. Yields edible fruits that were once part of the diet of local tribes. The flowers are...

     
  • Ziziphus jujube - Jujube

    Ziziphus jujube - Jujube
    $2.00

    5 seeds per pack. Native to China, but now grown throughout the subtropics and temperate world. Fruit can be eaten at different stages, with a taste reminiscent of a mild and sweet apple. Very hardy, to -25F. Small,...

     
  • Ziziphus mauritiana - Indian Jujube

    Ziziphus mauritiana - Indian Jujube
    $2.00

    5 seeds per pack. Small or large tropical tree similar to the jujube but better suited for tropical climates. Fruits are very similar to the jujube in taste and appearance. Will stand only brief frosts, does well in warm,...

     
  • Ziziphus mucronata - Buffalo Thorn
    $2.00

    5 seeds per pack. A jujube relative bearing tan-red, grape sized fruits with a variety of uses. Seeds can be used as a coffee substitute, leaves are cooked like spinach, and the fruit is edible, though not well appreciated...

     

 

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