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Tropical Fruit S-Z

  • Rhus dentata - Nana Berry

    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

    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

    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

    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 afra - Karoo Boer Bean

    Schotia afra - Karoo Boer Bean

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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 sessiliflorum - Red Cocona

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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 jambos - Rose Apple

    Syzygium jambos - Rose Apple

    2 seeds per pack. Medium to large sized tree producing a yellow fruit up to 1-3" across, with crunchy, juicy flesh that tastes like roses smell. The rose apple is frost hardy and can stand temperature to 28-30F when mature...

  • 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...

  • Terminalia catappa - Tropical Almond

    Terminalia catappa - Tropical Almond

    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

    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

    Treculia africana - African Breadnut

    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...

  • Ugni myricoides - Black Chilean Guava

    Ugni myricoides - Black Chilean Guava

    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

    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

    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

    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...



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