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Tropical Fruit S-Z


  • 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
    $2.50

    (Solanum cheesmanii) 15 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

     
  • 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...

  • 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 obtusifolium - Jungle Plum

    Sideroxylon obtusifolium - Jungle Plum
    $5.00

    1 seed per pack. A medium sized tree bearing a small, dark purple, edible fruit with succulent, sweet pulp. While not a commercial crop, the fruits are said to be tasty and often harvested from wild trees. Native to Central...

     
  • 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 glaucescens - Cuatomate

    Solanum glaucescens - Cuatomate
    $4.00

    10 seeds per pack. An almost unknown edible fruit found in the Mixtec region of Mexico, in and around Oaxaca. A tomato relative (but not a tomato), it yields greenish-white fruits that eventually ripen to orange, with deep...

  • 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 sessiliflorum - Cocona

    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

    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...

     
  • 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
    $6.00

    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 jambos - Rose Apple

    Syzygium jambos - Rose Apple
    $5.00

    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...

     
  • 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...

     
  • Ugni myricoides - Black Chilean Guava

    Ugni myricoides - Black Chilean Guava
    $3.00

    15 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...

  • Uvaria grandiflora - Calabao

    Uvaria grandiflora - Calabao
    $4.50

    2 seeds per pack. A very rare Annona native to Thailand. Bears strange fruits with multiple, finger-like parts. In some ways, a single fruit resembles a clump of bananas. The fruits are edible and sometimes sold locally in...

  • 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...

  • 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 baccata - Banana Yucca

    Yucca baccata - Banana Yucca
    $3.00

    6 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 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...

     
  • Yucca whipplei - Our Lord's Candle

    Yucca whipplei - Our Lord's Candle
    $2.50

    15 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...

     
  • 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
    $2.50

    10 seeds per pack. Note: The seeds have already been extracted from the hard shell. Small or large tropical tree similar to the jujube but better suited for tropical climates. Fruits are very similar to the jujube in taste...

     
  • Ziziphus mucronata - Buffalo Thorn

    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 oenopolia - Jackal Jujube

    Ziziphus oenopolia - Jackal Jujube
    $3.00

    5 seeds per pack. A lesser-known, wild jujube, native throughout tropical Asia and Australia. It bears lots of small, edible, black fruits. It has light hairs on its branches and fairly attractive foliage, similar to the...

     
  • Ziziphus spinosa - Suan Zao Ren

    Ziziphus spinosa - Suan Zao Ren
    $2.50

    6 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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