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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
    $2.00

    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...

     
  • 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 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...

     
  • Schotia brachypetala - African Walnut

    Schotia brachypetala - African Walnut
    $2.50

    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...

     
  • 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...

  • 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
    $2.50

    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
    $2.00

    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 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

    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...

     
  • Spondias mombin - Yellow Mombin

    Spondias mombin - Yellow Mombin
    $4.00

    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...

     
  • 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
    $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 aromaticum - Clove

    Syzygium aromaticum - Clove
    $5.00

    1 seed per pack. Seed is pre-germinated and beginning to sprout. A beautiful tropical tree and the source of the commercial clove spice. All parts of the tree smell strongly of cloves. The dried flower buds make up the clove...

  • 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...

     
  • Syzygium wilsonii - Powderpuff Lilly Pilly
    $3.50

    1 seed per pack. A fairly uncommon, Australian lilly pilly, most noteworthy for its neon red-pink, fluffy blooms, which appear in large clumps all over its branches. The highly ornamental flowers are followed by bright white...

  • 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 arjuna - Arjun Tree

    Terminalia arjuna - Arjun Tree
    $2.50

    2 seeds per pack. A native Indian tree most famously used medicinally as an ancient treatment for heart disease. The tree is common in many parts of south and central India. Bears mostly woody, winged fruits that when ripe,...

     
  • 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...

     
  • Theobroma bicolor - Mocambo

    Theobroma bicolor - Mocambo
    $7.00

    1 seed per pack. Seeds are pre-germinated and beginning to sprout. 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...

     
  • 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...

     

 

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