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Tropical Fruit


  • Actinidia chinensis - Golden Kiwi

    Actinidia chinensis - Golden Kiwi
    $2.00

    25 seeds per pack. Very similar to the common kiwi in both growth and appearance. Flesh color is golden, flavor is excellent, less acidic and sweeter than the kiwi. Vining plant, fast-growing, hardy to around 10F. Both male...

     
  • 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...

     
  • 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 za - Za Baobab

    Adansonia za - Za Baobab
    $4.00

    5 seeds per pack. A common baobab of Madagascar. A desired ornamental for its expansive, bottle shaped trunk. Has large, orange flowers that open at night, followed by (possibly edible) fruits. Very drought tolerant. Hardy...

     
  • Aframomum angustifolium - Madagascar Pepper
    $2.50

    10 seeds per pack. An interesting edible ginger, native to much of tropical Africa as well as Madagascar. Bears red, edible fruits said to have a tangy, juicy pulp. The seeds can be used as a spice, with some similarities to...

     
  • Alibertia patinoi - Borojo

    Alibertia patinoi - Borojo
    $3.50

    7 seeds per pack. A Colombian native fruit that can grow to the size of a large orange. The nutritious pulp is used locally in the production of juices, candies, wine, and various flavorings. It has some traditional alleged...

     
  • Amomum maximum - Java Cardamom

    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

    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 amazonica - Amazon Custard Apple
    $5.00

    1 seed per pack. A very rare custard apple-cherimoya relative from the South American rain forests. Fruits are somewhat cherimoya-like, small and with edible flesh. Little info is known about climate and growing requirements...

     
  • 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 edulis - 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 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 reticulata - Custard Apple

    Annona reticulata - Custard Apple
    $2.00

    4 seeds per pack. Red skinned, pink fleshed, cherimoya/sugar apple relative. Fruits are very large, up to 4-6 lbs, with soft flesh having tones of apricot and berries. Seeds are from better flavored varieties. Small tree to...

     
  • 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...

     
  • 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. #667 View 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,...

     
  • Artocarpus lakoocha - Monkey Jack (pre-germintaed)
    $5.00

    1 seed per pack. A smaller Artocarpus, with baseball-sized, knobby, edible fruits. This species is native to India and parts of southeast Asia. The fruits ripen to greenish-yellow and look a little bit like a mini-jackfruit...

     
  • Averrhoa carambola - Star Fruit

    Averrhoa carambola - Star Fruit
    $3.00

    3 seeds per pack. Juicy fruit with a subtle, acidic flavor. When cut, the slices look like stars. Tree is small, subtropical, and can be grown in a container. Makes an attractive ornamental specimen as well, with its small...

  • Bixa orellana - Lipstick Tree

    Bixa orellana - Lipstick Tree
    $2.00

    40 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,...

     
  • Brosimum alicastrum - Breadnut

    Brosimum alicastrum - Breadnut
    $4.00

    1 seed per pack. A smallish, round fruit similar in appearance to a small orange. Traditionally this fruit was an important food crop in tropical America. The breadnut is boiled and eaten. Grows on a medium or large sized...

     
  • Byrsonima aerugo - Sour Pear
    $3.00

    5 seeds per pack. A nance relative, native to the jungles of South America. Bears small red fruits that are said to be edible and also have some medicinal applications. Features pretty yellow flowers clusters. Medium to...

     
  • Byrsonima crassifolia - Nance

    Byrsonima crassifolia - Nance
    $3.00

    5 seeds per pack. A well-known fruit through much of the Caribbean and parts of tropical America. Bears small orange-yellow fruits to about 1/2" wide with varying sweetly acid flavor. The fruits have a number of uses, from...

  • 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...

     
  • Canna edulis - Canna

    Canna edulis - Canna
    $2.50

    10 seeds per pack. a.k.a. Canna indica. Important crop plant producing large tuberous rhizomes that can be eaten raw, cooked, or used in baking. Achira is closely related to the ornamental Canna's and has pretty dark red...

     
  • Capparis bonifaziana - Barnix Tree
    $3.00

    5 seeds per pack. A caper relative from the lowland forests of South America. Unlike its famous relative, this species forms a small to medium sized tree up to 5-25 m (15-75 ft). Bears yellow-orange fruits that are said to...

     
  • Carica cundinamarcensis - Mountain Papaya
    $2.50

    5 seeds per pack. Occasionally designated as its own species, but really a variety of the standard Mountain Papaya, this type produces larger fruits. Interesting, and little-known papaya species from the Andes mountains...

     
  • 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 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...

  • Carica papaya - Mexican Papaya

    Carica papaya - Mexican Papaya
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. Large fruited variety, fruits can weigh up to 10lbs! Easily grown herbaceous tree to 10-12ft. Very fast-growing, can produce fruit from seed in just 9 months. Hardy to 32F or a bit lower, generally likes...

     
  • Carica papaya - Strawberry Papaya

    Carica papaya - Strawberry Papaya
    $2.00

    15 seeds per pack. a.k.a. Sunrise Papaya. Red-orange fleshed papaya with juicy, sweet flavor. Similar in outward appearance to the Solo variety, but the flesh is a deeper red. Easily grown herbaceous tree to 10-12ft. Very...

     
  • Carica papaya - Sunset Papaya

    Carica papaya - Sunset Papaya
    $2.00

    15 seeds per pack. A close cousin of the Strawberry-Sunrise Papaya. Fruits have wonderful salmon-pink colored flesh. They run slightly smaller in size than the Sunrise variety but have a firmer skin, making their shelf life...

     
  • Carica papaya - Waimanalo Dwarf Papaya

    Carica papaya - Waimanalo Dwarf Papaya
    $2.00

    15 seeds per pack. A Solo-type that bears fruit when only a few feet tall. Fruits grow to 2lbs. Has a sweet flavor and is high in vitamin C. Easily grown herbaceous tree to 10-15ft. Very fast-growing, can produce fruit from...

     
  • Carica pubescens - Mountain Papaya

    Carica pubescens - Mountain Papaya
    $2.50

    8 seeds per pack. This group of seeds is from a premium selected variety, with larger fruits. Interesting, and little-known papaya species from the Andes mountains. Fruits are 3-6", with a tart flavor, and are often used to...

     

 

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