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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...

  • Salacca zalacca - Salak Palm

    Salacca zalacca - Salak Palm
    $5.00

    1 seed per pack. Please note that many of the seeds in the batch are pre-germinated and beginning to sprout. a.k.a. Snake Fruit. A popular edible fruiting palm from southeast Asia. Fairly widely cultivated for its edible...

     
  • 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...

     
  • 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...

     
  • 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...

     
  • 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...

  • 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
    $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 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...

     
  • Tiliacora triandra - Yanang

    Tiliacora triandra - Yanang
    $3.00

    15 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 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 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...

     
  • Uvaria rufa - Calabao

    Uvaria rufa - Calabao
    $4.50

    2 seeds per pack. A tropical vine bearing small, multi-lobed, edible berries with a sweet and sour flavor. Related to the Annona's. Also notable for its colorful, red flowers. Grows to around 5 m / 16 ft. Tropical. #3915

     

 

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