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Tropical Fruit

 

Seeds for Tropical Fruits from around the world! Rare, fresh seeds for gardeners in every climate.


  • Acanthosicyos horridus - Nara Melon

    Acanthosicyos horridus - Nara Melon
    $4.00

    1 seed per pack. A little known, edible melon, native to the deserts of Namibia and Angola. The lovely fruits have a sweet and mild flavor, with nutty overtones. The seeds are also edible and are an important food source...

     
  • Actinidia arguta - Baby Kiwi

    Actinidia arguta - Baby Kiwi
    $2.00

    25 seeds per pack. Miniature, green-skinned kiwi fruit to 1" long. The fruit is similar in taste to the kiwifruit, but sweeter. Vining plant, fast-growing, very hardy, to -25F. Both male and female vines are needed to...

     
  • Actinidia chinensis - Wild Kiwi

    Actinidia chinensis - Wild Kiwi
    $2.00

    50 seeds per pack. Seeds are for the wild kiwi, from China. The wild version bears somewhat smaller fruits than the commercial kiwi. Fruits have mixed pulp colors, from green to yellow and occasionally red. In China, this...

     
  • Actinidia deliciosa - Kiwi Fruit

    Actinidia deliciosa - Kiwi Fruit
    $2.00

    50 seeds per pack. Brown hairy fruit up to 3" long, common throughout the world. Fruit is wonderful for eating fresh, and is often used in salads, sauces, and juices. Vining plant, fast-growing, hardy to 10F. Both male and...

     
  • Actinidia kolomikta - Arctic Beauty Kiwi

    Actinidia kolomikta - Arctic Beauty Kiwi
    $2.00

    15 seeds per pack. One of the hardiest kiwi's known, this species is also the parent of a number of ornamental varieties. Plants can show varying levels of variegation, often white and sometimes a beautiful pink. Yields...

     
  • Adansonia digitata - Baobab

    Adansonia digitata - Baobab
    $3.00

    8 seeds per pack. The famous baobab tree of Africa is known for its huge trunk, which can reach 80ft in girth. The tree has an unmistakable appearance, and bears fruits containing a powdery edible pulp that is made into...

     
  • Adansonia fony - Baobab

    Adansonia fony - Baobab
    $4.00

    5 seeds per pack. The smallest of the baobab's, averaging only 20-40 feet high. A desired ornamental for its expansive, bottle shaped trunk. Also features creamy yellow flowers followed by (possibly edible) fruits. Very...

     
  • Adansonia gregorii - Boab

    Adansonia gregorii - Boab
    $4.00

    5 seeds per pack. The only baobab species native to Australia. Like its Madagascar cousins, it has a distinctive growth habit with a huge, swollen, bottle-shaped trunk. Many parts of the tree are edible, including the...

     
  • Aegle marmelos - Bael Fruit

    Aegle marmelos - Bael Fruit
    $2.50

    8 seeds per pack. Aromatic fruit with a sticky pulp that is eaten or used medicinally. The bael fruit is an important fruit in parts of Asia. Subtropical tree, withstanding short freezes, long droughts, and very high...

     
  • Aframomum mildbraedii - African Cardamom
    $3.00

    10 seeds per pack. An African ginger, grown for its seeds which have a flavor much like cardamom. Has bright red fruits and interesting, white flowers. Native to humid, tropical forests in Central Africa. #4560 We need your...

     
  • Akebia quinata - Chocolate Vine

    Akebia quinata - Chocolate Vine
    $2.50

    6 seeds per pack. A delightful climbing vine featuring both edible fruit and ornamental chocolate and vanilla-scented flowers! The fruits grow to about 4" and have a sweetish flavor. The leaves can be used to make tea. The...

  • Akebia trifoliata - Three Leaf Akebia

    Akebia trifoliata - Three Leaf Akebia
    $2.50

    7 seeds per pack. A delightful climbing vine featuring both edible fruit and ornamental scented flowers! The fruits grow to about 4" and have a sweetish flavor. The leaves can be used to make tea. The vine is hardy to well...

     
  • Aleurites molluccana - Candlenut

    Aleurites molluccana - Candlenut
    $3.50

    2 large seeds per pack. Very important medicinal and industrial plant throughout Asia and the Pacific. The hard candlenuts are used for numerous purposes, from extraction of their oils to their uses in jewelry. Tropical tree...

     
  • Alpinia mutica - False Cardamom

    Alpinia mutica - False Cardamom
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. A beautiful hardy ginger with large leaves that are edible and can be used as a spice to infuse flavor in teas, rice, and other foods. Not to be confused with true cardamom. Grows to a few feet. Hardy to...

     
  • Amomum compactum - Round Cardamom
    $3.00

    5 seeds per pack. A relative of cardamom used both as a spice and for its young, edible shoots. Native to Indonesia, it is cultivated throughout the region for its highly aromatic fruits, seeds, and shoot. Low growing,...

     
  • Amomum maximum - Java Cardamom

    Amomum maximum - Java Cardamom
    $3.00

    10 seeds per pack. An uncommon spice ginger from southeast Asia. The seed pods are used like black cardamom and the unopened flower heads are used in cooking. A medium sized, clumping ginger growing up to 10 ft. Ornamental...

     
  • Amomum subulatum - Black Cardamom

    Amomum subulatum - Black Cardamom
    $3.00

    8 seeds per pack. An important spice in eastern cuisine's, with a characteristic smoky, camphor-like aroma and flavor. Much less common in western countries than common cardamom. An evergreen, rhizome producing ginger,...

     
  • Amomum verum - Round Siam Cardamom
    $2.50

    10 seeds per pack. A medium sized ginger, native to tropical forests of Southeast Asia. Bears red colored, edible fruits, with strongly aromatic seeds that are used as a spice. Common as an understory plant in some forests,...

     
  • Amomum villosum - Sha Ren

    Amomum villosum - Sha Ren
    $3.00

    5 seeds per pack. A cardamom relative, native throughout Southeast Asia. It can be used much like cardamom and has highly fragrant seeds and fruits. This species is extensively cultivated in some areas, both for its fruits...

     
  • Anacardium occidentale - Cashew Nut

    Anacardium occidentale - Cashew Nut
    $5.00

    2 seeds per pack. This is the cashew nut of commerce. Trees bear cashew apples, a sweet, edible "fruit" often used to flavor beverages, with the hard-shelled cashew nut attached. The nuts are roasted and eaten. Tree to...

     
  • Annona cherimola - Cherimoya

    Annona cherimola - Cherimoya
    $2.50

    4 seeds per pack. Large, creamy fruit with aromatic flesh. An excellent dessert fruit. The fruits can weigh up to 5 pounds and ripen with a green skin that is soft to the touch. Usually eaten out of hand. Small to medium...

  • Annona cherimola x squamosa - Atemoya

    Annona cherimola x squamosa - Atemoya
    $3.00

    3 seeds per pack. Cross between the cherimoya and the sugar apple. Fruit is about the size of a sugar apple with a wonderful custard-fruit flavor different than that of both the cherimoya and sugar apple. Tree is small and...

     
  • Annona duckei - Annona duckei

    Annona duckei - Annona duckei
    $6.50

    1 seed per pack. An Annona from the Peruvian rain forest jungle, with tennis ball sized fruits that ripen to green and yellow. Flesh is edible, with a mild and sweet flavor. Little is known about this species, but it sees to...

     
  • Annona montana - Mountain Soursop

    Annona montana - Mountain Soursop
    $5.00

    2 seeds per pack. Somewhat closely related to the soursop, the Central American native Mountain Soursop bears large, green edible fruits. Flavor is inferior to the soursop, though fruits are often processed for juice-making...

     
  • Annona muricata - Soursop

    Annona muricata - Soursop
    $2.50

    4 seeds per pack. A very large fruit, up to 1 foot long, with a pleasant and unique aromatic flavor. The soursop is very popular as a flavoring for ice creams and drinks. Small tree, requires tropical conditions. Not frost...

     
  • Annona paludosa - Annona paludosa

    Annona paludosa - Annona paludosa
    $4.00

    1 seed per pack. A very rare Amazonian Annona, with small fruits that grow up to 5-8 cm / 3 inches. The fruits are reportedly edible raw, with a refreshingly sweet flavor. Short tree to 3 m / 9 ft. Unknown hardiness, but...

     
  • Annona purpurea - Soncoya

    Annona purpurea - Soncoya
    $4.00

    3 seeds per pack. Large-fruited Annona, up to 6-8", with orange, creamy flesh suggesting the flavor of a mango. Trees grow to 20-30ft, and do best in warm, humid climates. Soncoya's are not freeze hardy. #946 Hardy to zone...

  • Annona squamosa 'Purple' - Purple Sugar Apple

    Annona squamosa 'Purple' - Purple Sugar Apple
    $3.50

    2 seeds per pack. Seeds are from the purple fruited type. Large, creamy fruit with aromatic flesh. Similar to the cherimoya but with a sweeter taste, sometimes with a hint of mint. Fruit is excellent quality and can be grown...

     
  • Annona squamosa - Sugar Apple

    Annona squamosa - Sugar Apple
    $2.00

    5 seeds per pack. Large, creamy fruit with aromatic flesh. Similar to the cherimoya but with a sweeter taste, sometimes with a hint of mint. Fruit is of excellent quality and can be grown indoors/outdoors in a container. The...

     
  • Antidesma bunius - Bignay

    Antidesma bunius - Bignay
    $2.50

    7 seeds per pack. Small berry like fruit borne in large clusters. The fruit is commonly used to make jams, jellies, and wine. Small to medium sized bushy tree. Will stand light frosts. Trees bear heavily. #621 View plant...

     
  • Antidesma dallachyanum - Herbert River Cherry

    Antidesma dallachyanum - Herbert River Cherry
    $3.00

    10 seeds per pack. Often listed as the best Antidesma species as far as fruit quality. It bears hundreds of small reddish fruits that are similar to the bignay but typically have more flesh. Native to Australia. Small to...

     
  • Antidesma ghaesembilla - Black Currant Tree

    Antidesma ghaesembilla - Black Currant Tree
    $2.50

    10 seeds per pack. A bignay relative, native to northern Australia and parts of Asia. Bears small, black currant-like fruits that are edible, sweet and can be eaten raw or used in jams and jellies. Shrubby growth to 25 ft /...

     
  • Antidesma montanum - Mountain Currant Tree

    Antidesma montanum - Mountain Currant Tree
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. A relative of the bignay native to portions of India and China. A small tree, growing to 10-30 ft. Popular for its small, red, ornamental fruits which are born in drooping clusters. Fruits are similar to...

     
  • Antidesma puncticulatum - Mao Luang

    Antidesma puncticulatum - Mao Luang
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. A prolifically fruiting relative of the bignay, native to southeast Asia. A single tree can yield thousands of the small red to black colored fruits which are edible and sweet, sometimes eaten fresh or...

     
  • Antidesma velutinosum - Makmao

    Antidesma velutinosum - Makmao
    $2.50

    10 seeds per pack. A bignay-like fruit native to India, China and southeast Asia. The small fruits are born in long clusters and ripen to red-black. They have a sweet flavor and can be eaten raw, or processed into preserves...

     
  • Argania spinosa - Argan

    Argania spinosa - Argan
    $6.00

    2 seeds per pack. An interesting and desirable tree from arid regions of Morocco. The Argan is best known for its seed oil, which can be used much like olive oil. The oil is in limited production and is much sought after,...

     

 

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