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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...

     
  • 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...

     
  • Saurauia madrensis - Saurauia

    Saurauia madrensis - Saurauia
    $2.00

    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...

  • 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,...

  • Selenicereus grandiflorus - Queen of the Night

    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...

     
  • 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...

     
  • Solanum aviculare - Kangaroo Apple

    Solanum aviculare - Kangaroo Apple
    $2.00

    25 seeds per pack. Medium sized shrub native to Australia. Produces medium tomato sized fruits bright yellow-orange in color. Attractive for its dark colored branches and dark-veined leaves. A couple of sources claim 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 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 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...

     
  • 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...

     
  • 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
    $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...

     
  • Stenocereus marginatus - Mexican Organ Pipe Cactus
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. a.k.a. Fence Post Cactus. A slender, straight, columnar cactus, with small spines. The common name is derived from its occasional use as a fence post, owing to its minimal spines. Bears small, thorny red...

     
  • 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...

     
  • Telfairia pedata - Oysternut
    $5.00

    2 seeds 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,...

     
  • 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 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...

     
  • 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...

     
  • Theobroma bicolor - Mocambo
    $5.50

    1 seed per pack. A rare cacao/chocolate relative with greenish pods that run roughly the same size as T. cacao. The seeds can also be used to make a type of chocolate and the fruit pulp is sweet and edible. Highly tropical,...

     
  • Ugni myricoides - Black Chilean Guava

    Ugni myricoides - Black Chilean Guava
    $3.00

    25 seeds per pack. Plump fruited chilean guava relative with dark purple/black fleshed fruits. Flavor is tasty, much like the chilean guava. Hardy to the upper teens/lower 20's (F). Small bushy shrub to 3-6ft. #738 View...

     
  • Vaccinium consanguineum - Costa Rican Blueberry

    Vaccinium consanguineum - Costa Rican Blueberry
    $3.00

    20 seeds per pack. Native Costa Rican blueberry species producing typically sized blueberry fruits. Plant is low growing, to 2-3ft, fairly hardy, will stand temperatures below freezing. Fruits are eaten fresh and are of...

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

     

 

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