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Tropical Fruit


  • Actinidia arguta - Baby Kiwi

    Actinidia arguta - Baby Kiwi
    $2.00

    30-60 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 deliciosa - Double Kiwi

    Actinidia deliciosa - Double Kiwi
    $2.00

    25-50 seeds per pack. A strange variety of the common kiwi, this particular vine produces "double" fruits, looking like two normal kiwi fruits connected together. Flavor is great, like the usual kiwis, and plant care is the...

     
  • Actinidia deliciosa - Kiwi Fruit

    Actinidia deliciosa - Kiwi Fruit
    $1.75

    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
    $2.00

    10-15 seeds per pack. One of the hardiest kiwi's known, this species is also yields a number of ornamental vines. Plants can show varying levels of variegation, often white and sometimes a beautiful pink. Yields edible kiwi...

     
  • 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...

     
  • Akebia quinata - Chocolate Vine

    Akebia quinata - Chocolate Vine
    $2.50

    7 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
    $2.00

    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...

     
  • Amomum maximum - Java Cardamom
    $3.00

    5 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
    $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,...

  • 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. Excellent dessert fruit. Fruits can weigh up to 5 lbs. Usually eaten out of hand. Small tree to 15-25ft, will fruit after 2-3 years. Hardy to 25F. Prefers a...

     
  • Annona cherimola - El Bumpo Cherimoya

    Annona cherimola - El Bumpo Cherimoya
    $3.00

    3 seeds per pack. Seeds are from the El Bumpo variety. Bears large fruits to 1-2 pounds, with very soft, creamy flesh and thin skin. The variety is notable for its bumpy skin, reminiscent of an atemoya. Fruits have an...

     
  • Annona cherimola - Selma Cherimoya

    Annona cherimola - Selma Cherimoya
    $5.00

    3 seeds per pack. Seeds are from the extremely rare Selma variety. Selma is known for being one of the only cherimoya's with touches of pink and red in its skin and flesh. Fruits are medium sized, mostly creamy colored, with...

     
  • Annona edulis -
    $2.50

    3 seeds per pack. An ultra-rare sugar apple/Annona relative from South America. Bears small fruits that ripen to yellow-green, with white, edible flesh. Small tree, probably tropical with unknown hardiness. This species is...

     
  • Annona glabra - Pond Apple

    Annona glabra - Pond Apple
    $2.00

    4 seeds per pack. A commonly found Annona fruit in wet swampy areas. Flavor is a bit more bland than that of its commercially grown cousins, but fruits are edible and have their admirers. Trees are tropical to subtropical,...

     
  • 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 scleroderma - Poshe-te
    $5.00

    2 seeds per pack. An extremely rare Annona, reportedly having delicious fruits, that rival the best of the genus. Flavor is milder than some of tits well-known cousins, fruits grow to 3-5" with the typical soft Annona pulp...

     
  • Annona senegalensis - Wild Custard Apple
    $2.50

    2 seeds per pack. One of Africa's main native tropical fruits, this sugar apple relative bears small, 2" fruits that ripen to yellow orange. The fruits have a soft pulp, with a creamy, pineapple-like flavor. The leaves and...

     
  • Annona squamosa - Sugar Apple

    Annona squamosa - Sugar Apple
    $2.00

    4 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 venosum - Tassle Berry
    $2.00

    5 seeds per pack. Related to the bignay and bearing similar, dark purple-red fruits in large, colorful clusters. The small berry-fruits are edible and have a variety of uses. Native to southern parts of Africa. Shrubby...

     
  • Arbutus unedo - Strawberry Tree

    Arbutus unedo - Strawberry Tree
    $2.00

    20 seeds per pack. Bumpy, red skinned fruit usually used to make an alcoholic beverage. Trees are often planted for their ornamental flowers and fruit. Hardy to 15-18F. #667View plant database page...

     
  • 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,...

     
  • Asimina triloba - Pawpaw

    Asimina triloba - Pawpaw
    $2.75

    3 seeds per pack. Although not technically a tropical fruit, the native U.S. pawpaw has all the makings of one. Fruits grow to 2-6", with an excellent aromatic flavor of banana and pineapple. Trees grow to 10-15ft, and are...

     
  • Averrhoa bilimbi - Bilimbi

    Averrhoa bilimbi - Bilimbi
    $2.25

    7 seeds per pack. Yellow/green fruit about the size of a pickle, closely related to the star fruit. The bilimbi has a very acidic taste and is often cooked with fish or other meals as flavoring. Fruit is very juicy. Small...

     
  • Azadirachta indica - Neem

    Azadirachta indica - Neem
    $2.75

    8 seeds per pack. Historically one of the most important tropical trees, the Neem tree retains countless edible and medicinal uses today. All parts of the tree are used for a number of health benefits, as an important...

     
  • Berchemia zeyheri - Pink Ivory
    $2.00

    5 seeds per pack. An interesting ornamental and edible tree native to South Africa. Most valued as a luxury hardwood, used in fine furniture and craft work. Also bears small, red-brown fruits said to have a mildly sweet...

     
  • Bixa orellana - Lipstick Tree

    Bixa orellana - Lipstick Tree
    $2.00

    25 seeds per pack. Source of annato dye. Small tree produces spiky fruit containing dark red seeds that are used as a commercial dye. Tree is extremely beautiful in full flowering and fruiting. Can be grown in a container,...

     
  • Bridelia micrantha - Coastal Golden Leaf
    $2.00

    5 seeds per pack. A fast-growing, deciduous African tree reaching up to 50-60 ft. Bears small black berries that are reportedly edible, with a mild, sweet flavor. The leaves have a pale green to golden underside. The tree is...

     
  • Cajanus cajan - Pigeon Pea

    Cajanus cajan - Pigeon Pea
    $2.00

    50 seeds per pack. An important tropical grain crop. Part of legume family, it is a short-lived, perennial tree which can grow to 5-10ft, though is often grown as an annual. Bears podded, bean-like fruits with edible seeds...

     
  • Camellia sinensis - Tea

    Camellia sinensis - Tea
    $3.50

    3 seeds per pack. This plant produces the tea of commerce. The dried young leaves are green tea, and the fermented leaves are black tea. The tea plant is a low-growing bushy shrub to 15ft. Hardy to 20F. Grows well in...

     
  • Carica microcarpa baccata - Ecuadorian Wild Papaya
    $3.50

    5 seeds per pack. a.k.a. Vasconcellea microcarpa. A rare, wild papaya relative native to the rainforests of Ecuador. Bears small, edible red fruits. Slender, unbranched growth to 10-15 feet. Unknown frost hardiness. Very...

     
  • Carica papaya - Honeydew Papaya
    $2.00

    10-20 seeds per pack. A popular papaya variety from India, with medium to large sized fruits that can reach 3-4 pounds. Semi-dwarf, gynodioecious. Hardy to 32F or a bit lower, generally likes warm weather for optimal growth...

     

 

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