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  • Aya Papa, Wild Potato
    $4.00

    10 seeds per pack. A wild potato species from Peru. It yields small, 1" rounded, white tubers that range in quality from edible to bitter. It is of interest as a breeding cross to the common potato, as this species is frost...

  • 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...

  • Sapindus mukorossi - Chinese Soapberry

    Sapindus mukorossi - Chinese Soapberry
    $3.00

    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...

     
  • Saurauia madrensis - Saurauia

    Saurauia madrensis - Saurauia
    $2.50

    15 seeds per pack. Medium sized shrub native to cloud forests of Mexico. Bears a 1-2", green skinned fruit related to the kiwi, with a strongly sweet flavor. The huge leaves are hairy, and very ornamental, making the tree an...

     
  • Saurauia omichlophila - Saurauia
    $3.00

    10 seeds per pack. A very rare shrubby tree, bearing small, green to red colored fruits. While not known, like other Saurauia species, the fruits could be edible. The species has some relation to the kiwi's. It is native to...

  • Schleichera oleosa - Kusum Tree

    Schleichera oleosa - Kusum Tree
    $3.00

    7 seeds per pack. A medium to large sized deciduous tree native to India, known for being the source of Kusum Oil. The oil has a number of medicinal, topical and edible uses. The tree also features attractive, red-colored...

     
  • 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,...

  • Selenicereus hondurensis - Moonlight Cactus
    $3.00

    10 seeds per pack. A lesser known dragon fruit native to Honduras. Like other Selenicereus, it has very large and attractive night-blooming flowers. Flowers can be followed by spiny, round red fruits, with lots of juicy,...

  • 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...

  • Sideroxylon celastrinum - Saffron Plum
    $4.00

    5 seeds per pack. A deciduous shrub native to parts of Texas and Mexico, down through Central America. Bear blue-black fruits that look a bit like olives and are said to be edible. Prolific in fruiting. Hardy to light frosts...

     
  • Simarouba glauca - Paradise Tree

    Simarouba glauca - Paradise Tree
    $2.50

    4 seeds per pack. An evergreen tree, native to Florida, through the Caribbean region, into Central America. The fruits contain seeds which an edible oil used in baking can be produced. The fruits could be edible themselves,...

     
  • Simmondsia chinensis - Jojoba Nut

    Simmondsia chinensis - Jojoba Nut
    $2.50

    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
    $2.50

    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

    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 - Red Cocona

    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...

  • Spondias purpurea - Spanish Plum

    Spondias purpurea - Spanish Plum
    $5.00

    2 seeds per pack. Popular fruit of the American tropics. Purple-red colored fruit, with yellow flesh, having a nice plum like flavor. Trees are somewhat cold sensitive. Needs a frost free climate. Seeds are fresh, cannot be...

     
  • Sterculia guttata - Spotted Sterculia

    Sterculia guttata - Spotted Sterculia
    $2.50

    5 seeds per pack. A mostly ornamental Sterculia native to India. Has uniquely interesting, small and hairy, spotted flowers. Bears lobed fruits with seeds that have some purported medicinal properties. Seeds from a number of...

  • 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...

     
  • Strychnos madagascariensis - Black Monkey Orange
    $3.00

    8 seeds per pack. A hard shelled, round fruit ripening to yellow orange, with edible flesh. Both the flesh and the dried seeds are enjoyed by people in its native range. Small tree to 10-25 feet, probably not frost hardy...

  • Synsepalum dulcificum - Miracle Fruit

    Synsepalum dulcificum - Miracle Fruit
    $5.00

    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...

  • Syzygium cuminii - Java Plum

    Syzygium cuminii - Java Plum
    $4.00

    2 seeds per pack. 1-1.5" dark purple fruit with a sweetish flavor. Fruits are very juicy. Subtropical, can be container grown. If allowed, can grow to be a very large tree. Hardy to the lower 20's (F). Seeds are fresh,...

     
  • Tamarindus indica - Tamarind

    Tamarindus indica - Tamarind
    $3.50

    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...

  • Tiliacora triandra - Yanang

    Tiliacora triandra - Yanang
    $3.00

    10 seeds per pack. Not an edible fruit, but an edible leafed shrub from tropical Asia with a variety of uses in food flavoring. The leaves are harvested and used in various prepared dishes. It is commercially cultivated in...

  • 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...

  • Trichosanthes kirilowii japonica - Ki Karasu-Uri

    Trichosanthes kirilowii japonica - Ki Karasu-Uri
    $2.50

    6 seeds per pack. A rare member of the melon family bearing 3" long fruits that are the shape of an egg. Both the vine, roots and fruits have a number of uses. Fruits are pickled when young, roots and tubers have a variety...

  • Vaccinium calycinum - Tree Ohelo

    Vaccinium calycinum - Tree Ohelo
    $5.00

    10 seeds per pack. a.ka. helo kau l au. A very rare Hawaiian berry, related to the common blueberry. This species grows on all the main islands and is generally found at somewhat lower elevations than the Ohelo berry...

     
  • Vaccinium floribundum - Andean Bluberry

    Vaccinium floribundum - Andean Bluberry
    $3.00

    15 seeds per pack. A tasty, wild, edible blueberry native to the Andes Mountain region. The fruits are commonly collected from the wild and commercially sold regionally. Fruits can be eaten raw or processed and are an...

     
  • Vigna vexillata - Zombi Pea

    Vigna vexillata - Zombi Pea
    $2.50

    10 seeds per pack. A lesser known legume, but an important food crop in parts of Africa, where the plant is often collected wild for its edible tubers. The tubers are soft, with creamy flesh that is said to be high in...

     
  • Vitex doniana - West African Plum

    Vitex doniana - West African Plum
    $5.00

    4 seeds per pack. An African tree, with 1", edible and sweet black fruits that taste a bit like prunes. The fruits are popular locally and sold in some markets. Native to much of Africa. A large tree that can grow up to 75...

  • Wild Tomato
    $4.00

    10 seeds per pack. (Solanum peruvianum) A wild tomato relative from Peru and Ecuador. it bears small green to white colored fruits, often with purple streaks that look a bit like cherry tomatoes. The fruits could be edible...

  • Withania aristata - Orobal

    Withania aristata - Orobal
    $2.00

    15 seeds per pack. Related to ashwagandha, the orobal is a scarcely known medicinal plant from the Canary Islands. It is sometimes compared to ginseng for its medicinal properties. Bright orange-red fruits grow to the size...

  • 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...

  • Yucca capensis - Cape Yucca

    Yucca capensis - Cape Yucca
    $3.50

    5 seeds per pack. A rare yucca, found only in the areas around Cabo San Lucas in Mexico. Both the unripe and ripe fruits are said to be edible, with a sweet, honeydew melon-like flavor. A desert plant, with long, pointy...


 

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