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Tropical Fruit S-Z


  • Galapagos Island Tomato

    Galapagos Island Tomato
    $2.00

    25 seeds per pack. This is very closely related to Solanum cheesmanii and sometimes known as S. cheesmanii var minor. A wild tomato found only on the Galapagos Islands. Bears small cherry-like fruits that ripen to orange...

     
  • Rhus dentata - Nana Berry
    $2.00

    5 seeds per pack. A small South African shrub bearing little red berry-fruits that are quite popular with birds. Some sources claim the fruits are edible and have some local uses. Very colorful in bloom, excellent for...

     
  • Sapindus mukorossi - Chinese Soapberry
    $2.50

    4 seeds per pack. Similar to its close relative the Soapberry, the Chinese Soapberry bears 1", yellow fruits with a large seed. The fruits and seed contain high levels of saponin and are commonly used as a detergent. Medium...

     
  • Sapindus saponaria - Soapberry

    Sapindus saponaria - Soapberry
    $2.50

    6 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 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 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

    10 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...

     
  • Sicana odorifera - Chocolate Cassabanana
    $3.00

    5 seeds per pack. Seeds are from a rare chocolate colored variety of the Cassabanana. An herbaceous vine bearing a striking 12-24" long, fruits with a delightful melon-like smell, and flavor. Vines are vigorous, often...

     
  • Sideroxylon inerme - White Milkwood

    Sideroxylon inerme - White Milkwood
    $2.00

    5 seeds per pack. A medium sized South African native tree bearing small purple-black berry-like fruits. Some sources list the fruits as edible, but the tree has a popular history of landscape use in South Africa, with many...

     
  • 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 burbankii - Wonderberry

    Solanum burbankii - Wonderberry
    $2.00

    30 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 caripense - Tzimbalo

    Solanum caripense - Tzimbalo
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. A South American fruit closely related to the pepino. The fruits are smaller than the pepino, but with similar striped skin coloration. Flavor also has similarities, but the fruits tend to be juicier. Low...

  • Solanum macrocarpon - Gbogname

    Solanum macrocarpon - Gbogname
    $2.50

    10 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

    40 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 of...

     
  • Solanum pseudolulo - Pseudolulo
    $2.50

    5 seeds per pack. An closely related and exotic relative of the naranjilla. Both plants and fruits are similar to the naranjilla. Bears orange fruits with a juicy and variable flavor that are commonly used in beverages. All...

     
  • Solanum quitoense - Naranjilla

    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 sessiliflorum - Red Cocona
    $2.50

    10 seeds per pack. A cocona variety form Peru, bearing small, dark red colored fruits. Excellent for juicing and making different types of sauces. An herbaceous shrub, growing to 4-6 feet. Not frost hardy, but suitable for...

     
  • Solanum stramoniifolium - Coconilla

    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

    10 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

    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...

     
  • Spondias pinnata - Malaysian Mombin
    $3.00

    2 seeds per pack. A popular mombin fruit, native to southeast Asia, well regarded for its sour flavored, edible pulp. The fruits are widely cultivated in the region and along with their edible uses, are also found as an...

     
  • Stenocereus griseus - Pitaya de Mayo
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. A thorny, columnar cactus that is part of the Organ Pipe Cactus group. Bears small to medium sized red fruits with edible pulp. Grows to 15-25 feet and is popular both as an ornamental and for its edible...

     
  • Stenocereus gummosus - Pitaya Agria

    Stenocereus gummosus - Pitaya Agria
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. A sprawling cactus, growing to 3-9 feet, with edible, bright red fruits. The thorny fruits have a sour-sweet flavor, with red flesh. This species also has large, night-blooming flowers similar to its close...

     
  • Syzygium malaccense - Malay Apple

    Syzygium malaccense - Malay Apple
    $4.00

    1 seed per pack. Beautiful tree that can be kept small or grown to 40+ft. Produces a large, red, crunchy fruit with a soft, sweet flavor, resembling an apple. A very refreshing fruit, malay apples, or mountain apples as they...

  • Syzygium myrtifolium - Wild Cinnamon
    $3.50

    2 seeds per pack. A very pretty ornamental Syzygium, notable for its bright red, young leafs and profuse blooms. The foliage smells of cinnamon when crushed, though this species is not related to the true cinnamon tree...

     
  • Syzygium samarangense - Wax Jambu (pre-germinated)

    Syzygium samarangense - Wax Jambu (pre-germinated)
    $5.00

    1 seed per pack. Seeds are already beginning to germinate and will be packaged in moist vermiculite. Medium to large sized fruit with a crunchy texture and mild sweet flavor. The wax jambu is marginally hardy, surviving...

  • Tabernaemontana elegans - Toad Tree

    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...

     
  • Terminalia ivorensis - Ivory Coast Almond
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. A large deciduous tree native to West Africa. Valued for its timber and as a shade tree for crops. Grows to 45-120 feet. Large, spreading and attractive canopy. The tree is also the source of dye and some...

     
  • Tetrapleura tetraptera - Aridan
    $2.50

    2 seeds per pack. A West African tree, best-known for its woody looking fruits which are used as a spice. Also features fragrant flowers and a number of parts of the plant have varying medicinal uses. Deciduous, grows to 25...

     
  • Trichosanthes cucumerina - Snake Gourd, Tropical Long

    Trichosanthes cucumerina - Snake Gourd, Tropical Long
    $2.50

    10 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...

     
  • Vangueria infausta - African Medlar

    Vangueria infausta - African Medlar
    $3.00

    8 seeds per pack. A popular and traditional fruit in portions of Africa but barely known in the rest of the world. Fruits are usually eaten raw but can also be processed into drinks and alcoholic beverages. Flavor is mildly...

     
  • Vigna subterranea - Bambara Groundnut
    $3.00

    10 seeds per pack. An interesting member of the legume family bearing fruits that remain underground, much like the common peanut. The fruits contain edible seeds of various colors with a tasty flavor and supposedly high...

     
  • Withania somnifera - Ashwagandha

    Withania somnifera - Ashwagandha
    $2.00

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

     

 

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