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Tropical Fruit S-Z

  • Galapagos Island Tomato

    Galapagos Island Tomato

    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

    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

    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 brachypetala - African Walnut

    Schotia brachypetala - African Walnut

    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

    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...

  • Sicana odorifera - Cassabanana

    Sicana odorifera - Cassabanana

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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 melanocerasum - Garden Huckleberry

    Solanum melanocerasum - Garden Huckleberry

    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

    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

    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

    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

    Solanum stramoniifolium - Coconilla

    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...

  • Spondias mombin - Yellow Mombin

    Spondias mombin - Yellow Mombin

    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...

  • Sterculia alata - Buddha Coconut

    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

    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...

  • Syzygium malaccense - Malay Apple

    Syzygium malaccense - Malay Apple

    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...

  • Tamarindus indica - Tamarind

    Tamarindus indica - Tamarind

    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...

  • Telfairia pedata - Oysternut

    1 seed per pack. An African native liana producing huge fruits with large edible seeds. The nuts are said to have an excellent flavor and are also used in Africa for a number of medicinal purposes. Large, tropical vine, part...

  • Ugni molinae - Chilean Guava

    Ugni molinae - Chilean Guava

    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. Coming...

  • Vaccinium reticulatum - Ohelo 'Ai

    Vaccinium reticulatum - Ohelo 'Ai

    10 seeds per pack. The beautiful and rare, native Hawaiian blueberry. Bears small, red berries with a tasty, tart flavor somewhat akin to a sweet cranberry. Usually found in mountainous areas having old lava flows on Maui...

  • Withania somnifera - Ashwagandha

    Withania somnifera - Ashwagandha

    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

    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

    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

    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 mauritiana - Indian Jujube

    Ziziphus mauritiana - Indian Jujube

    7 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,...



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