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Tropical Fruit S-Z


  • 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...

  • 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...

     
  • Sclerocarya birrea - Marula
    $6.00

    3 seeds per pack. Medium sized fruit with sweet-sour tasting flesh that is highly esteemed in parts of Africa. Often used in juices and alcoholic drinks. Very high in vitamin C. The marula is one of Africa's main native,...

     
  • 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...

     
  • 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...

     
  • 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 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 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 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

    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...

     
  • Sterculia alata - Buddha Coconut
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. A large, dry tropical tree bearing woody fruits containing edible seeds. One of a number of "wild almond" species native to India and southeast Asia. Grows well in dry-wet season tropical climates...

     
  • Stevia rebaudiana - Stevia

    Stevia rebaudiana - Stevia
    $2.50

    10 seeds per pack. The source of the growing in popularity Stevia sweetener. Plants are compact and grow to about 1-2ft. Easily grown as an annual in colder climates. The leaves have a sweet flavor and when dried, can be...

     
  • 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...

     
  • Theobroma cacao - Cacao

    Theobroma cacao - Cacao
    $5.00

    2 seeds per pack. The cacao tree is the source of the famous and delicious cocoa bean (the source of chocolate). This small tropical tree rarely exceeds 10-15 feet in height and bears large fruits with edible white pulp that...

  • 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. #119 View plant database page...

     
  • Vanilla planifolia - Vanilla
    $2.00

    15 seeds per pack. Seeds are from the vanilla orchid of commerce. Vanilla is a slow-growing, vining orchid, needing specialized conditions for best growth. Please note that seeds are very tiny and very difficult to germinate...

     
  • 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 regularly used to treat stress, exhaustion, memory problems, and much more. Small bright red/orange...

     
  • 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 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...

     
  • Zingiber rubens - Bengal Ginger
    $3.00

    5 seeds per pack. A delightful edible, ornamental and cold hardy ginger native to the eastern Himalayas. The seed capsules are used as a spice. The flowers are born directly from soil level and are brightly colored, with...

     
  • 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,...

     

 

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