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Tropical Fruit S-Z


  • 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...

     
  • Salacca zalacca - Salak Palm

    Salacca zalacca - Salak Palm
    $4.00

    1 seed per pack. a.k.a. Snake Fruit. A popular edible fruiting palm from southeast Asia. Fairly widely cultivated for its edible fruits which have a brown, patterned surface that looks much like snake skin. Flesh is white,...

     
  • Salvadora persica - Toothbrush Tree

    Salvadora persica - Toothbrush Tree
    $2.50

    10 seeds per pack. An interesting Middle Eastern tree with a numerous uses. It is most famous for its fibrous branches which are widely used as toothbrushes in some parts of the world. The tree also bears small, red, edible...

     
  • Sapindus mukorossi - Chinese Soapberry

    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...

     
  • Sapindus saponaria - Soapberry

    Sapindus saponaria - Soapberry
    $2.50

    6 seeds per pack. Closely related to the Soapnut, the Soapberry has a similar shape and appearance. Fruits are slightly smaller than the Soapnut and the tree is hardier, able to withstand frosts and light freezes. The...

     
  • 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...

     
  • Selenicereus hondurensis - Moonlight Cactus
    $2.00

    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,...

     
  • 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...

     
  • Sideroxylon palmeri - Tempesquistle
    $4.50

    5 seeds per pack. A shrubby tree, native to Mexico that bears greenish edible fruits that are sometimes used in salsas. The fruits can also be picked like olives. It is a traditional food for some native peoples of Mexico...

     
  • 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 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
    $2.00

    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 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...

     
  • Spondias mombin - Yellow Mombin

    Spondias mombin - Yellow Mombin
    $3.00

    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...

     
  • Spondias pinnata - Malaysian Mombin

    Spondias pinnata - Malaysian Mombin
    $3.00

    2 seeds per pack. A popular mombin fruit, native to southeast Asia, well regarded for its sour flavored, edible pulp. The fruits are widely cultivated in the region and along with their edible uses, are also found as an...

     
  • Stenocereus gummosus - Pitaya Agria

    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...

     
  • 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...

     
  • Strychnos spinosa - Monkey Orange

    Strychnos spinosa - Monkey Orange
    $2.50

    5 seeds per pack. A little known African tree with hard shelled, orange fruits with flesh that is reportedly edible. The seeds (and unripe fruits) are poisonous and should not be ingested under any circumstances. Native to...

  • Synsepalum dulcificum - Miracle Fruit

    Synsepalum dulcificum - Miracle Fruit
    $4.50

    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 malaccense - Malay Apple

    Syzygium malaccense - Malay Apple
    $6.00

    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...

     
  • Syzygium malaccense - White Mountain Apple

    Syzygium malaccense - White Mountain Apple
    $6.00

    1 seed per pack. Seeds are from the rare, white fruited variety of the Mountain Apple. Fruits are large, with a crunchy texture and a mild sweet, watery flavor. Medium to large sized tree that can bear thousands of fruits in...

     
  • Syzygium oleosum - Blue Lilly Pilly

    Syzygium oleosum - Blue Lilly Pilly
    $3.75

    5 seeds per pack. Purple to blue, crunchy, and watery fruit sharing similarities to the brush cherry, although usually larger. Small or medium sized subtropical tree can survive below 32F. Fruit is used in jams and preserves...

     
  • 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...

  • 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 prunioides - Purple Pod Terminalia
    $3.00

    5 seeds per pack. A Terminalia found native through arid regions of central and south Africa. It bears small, purple colored, pod-like fruits that are used locally to make a type of tea. The tree is also harvested for its...

     
  • Tetrapleura tetraptera - Aridan
    $2.50

    2 seeds per pack. A West African tree, best-known for its woody looking fruits which are used as a spice. Also features fragrant flowers and a number of parts of the plant have varying medicinal uses. Deciduous, grows to 25...

     
  • 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...

     
  • Tubocapsicum anomalum - Wild Japanese Pepper

    Tubocapsicum anomalum - Wild Japanese Pepper
    $5.00

    10 seeds per pack. a.k.a. Capsicum anomalum. A strange wild pepper, having some close relation to the five common hot pepper species. Bears small, round berry-fruits that ripen to bright red. They have a uniquely aromatic...

     
  • Ugni molinae - Chilean Guava

    Ugni molinae - Chilean Guava
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. Hardy to the mid 20's, easy to grow. A shrubby guava relative with small aromatic fruit. Fruit has a spicy guava taste and can be eaten fresh or used in cooking. #119 View plant database page...

     
  • Uvaria hamiltonii - Eastern Uvaria
    $4.00

    4 seeds per pack. A less common, shrubby Uvaria native through India and southeast Asia. Bears bulbous, clustering orange fruits that may be edible like many of its near relatives. Shrubby growth to several feet. Also...

     
  • Uvaria littoralis - Uvaria littoralis
    $4.00

    4 seeds per pack. A rare edible fruit native to tropical forests of southeast Asia. Has a number of similarities to other Uvaria species. Bears clustered, finger-like fruits that ripen to yellow-orange. Shrubby, somewhat...

     

 

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