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Tropical Fruit S-Z


  • Galapagos Island Tomato

    Galapagos Island Tomato
    $2.00

    (Solanum cheesmanii) 25 seeds per pack. A wild tomato, native to the Galapagos Islands, purported to be a popular food source of the famous Galapagos Island Turtles. Fruits are small, similar to a small cherry tomato, and...

     
  • 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 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...

     
  • 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

    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,...

     
  • 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 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 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 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 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 sessiliflorum - Red Giant Cocona
    $3.00

    5 seeds per pack. A cocona variety form Peru, bearing large, dark red colored fruits. Excellent for juicing. An herbaceous shrub, growing to 4-6 feet. Not frost hardy, but suitable for container growing. #3904 We need your...

     
  • Solanum sessiliflorum - Yellow Giant Cocona
    $3.00

    5 seeds per pack. A cocona variety form Peru, bearing large, conical yellow colored fruits. The fruits look somewhat like a bell pepper crossed with an eggplant. Excellent for desserts and juicing. An herbaceous shrub,...

     
  • 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...

     
  • 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...

     
  • Syzygium malaccense - Malay Apple

    Syzygium malaccense - Malay Apple
    $3.50

    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
    $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...

  • Telfairia pedata - Oysternut
    $3.00

    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...

     
  • Terminalia chebula - Yellow Myrobalan
    $2.50

    5 seeds per pack. A medium to large, deciduous tree native to India and surrounding portions of southeast Asia. Known for its small, nut-like fruits which are picked green and pickled. The tree also has a number of uses in...

     
  • Treculia africana - African Breadnut
    $4.00

    1 seed per pack. A soccer ball sized fruit that sometimes can reach near 20 pounds in weight, popular throughout Central Africa for a variety of edible uses. The seeds can also be ground into flour for baking, as well as...

     
  • Vaccinium reticulatum - Ohelo 'Ai

    Vaccinium reticulatum - Ohelo 'Ai
    $4.50

    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...

  • 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...

     
  • 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,...

     
  • Ziziphus mauritiana - Indian Jujube

    Ziziphus mauritiana - Indian Jujube
    $2.00

    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,...

     
  • 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...

     
  • Ziziphus spinosa - Suan Zao Ren
    $2.25

    5 seeds per pack. A Ziziphus bearing olive-shaped fruits that bear a resemblance to the common jujube. Fruits have an acid-sweet flavor. The tree is best known for its use in Chinese medicine. The seeds have a number of...

     


 

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