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Tropical Fruit


  • 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
    $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
    $1.75

    75 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 yields a number of ornamental vines. Plants can show varying levels of variegation, often white and sometimes a beautiful pink. Yields edible kiwi...

     
  • Actinidia polygama - Silver Vine Kiwi

    Actinidia polygama - Silver Vine Kiwi
    $5.00

    10 seeds per pack. A less common, edible kiwi, native to parts of Japan and China. Bears yellow, egg-shaped, edible fruits with a nice, acidic flavor. The fruits, while still mostly unknown, are finding growing interest as a...

     
  • 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
    $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 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...

     
  • Aiphanes minima - Macaw Palm
    $2.50

    5 seeds per pack. A spiny palm tree bearing red colored fruits with an edible seed that is kind of like a mini coconut. Despite its spines, the tree is quite popular as an ornamental in tropical regions. Native to the...

  • Akebia trifoliata - Three Leaf Akebia

    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...

     
  • Aleurites molluccana - Candlenut

    Aleurites molluccana - Candlenut
    $2.50

    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...

     
  • 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...

     
  • Alpinia galanga - Thai Galangal
    $3.00

    5 seeds per pack. One of four species providing the source for galangal root, a popular ingredient in a number Asian cuisines. It is a type of ginger, growing to a few feet, with long leaves and the aromatic rhizomes used in...

     
  • 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 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 excelsum - Wild Cashew
    $5.00

    2 seeds per pack. A wild cashew species, native to the South American rainforests. Bears fruits that have a number of similarities to the common cashew, with nuts that are edible when roasted. It is a close relative of...

     
  • 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 glabra - Pond Apple

    Annona glabra - Pond Apple
    $2.00

    6 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...

     
  • Antidesma bunius - Bignay

    Antidesma bunius - Bignay
    $2.50

    4 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
    $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...

     
  • 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. Evergreen, small to medium sized tree. Hardy to 15-18F. #667 View plant...

     
  • 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,...

     
  • Aristotelia chilensis - Maqui Berry

    Aristotelia chilensis - Maqui Berry
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. An edible, dark purple berry with a flavor somewhat like blackberries. The fruits are eaten fresh and used in dietary supplements, with good popularity in their native Chile. The berries grow on a small,...

     
  • Averrhoa bilimbi - Bilimbi

    Averrhoa bilimbi - Bilimbi
    $2.00

    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...

     
  • Billardiera cymosa - Sweet Appleberry
    $2.50

    10 seeds per pack. Closely related to the Appleberry, this species produces small, sausage shaped, edible fruits with a sweet flavor having tones of anise seed. A small vine, native to South Australia. Has pretty, small,...

     
  • Billardiera longiflora - Appleberry

    Billardiera longiflora - Appleberry
    $2.50

    10 seeds per pack. Pretty, dark purple fruited, climbing vine/shrub. Bears small, blue-purple fruits with a mild and aromatic flavor. Delicate and attractive as an ornamental. The appleberry is hardy to about 20-22F. #909...

     
  • 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,...

     
  • Bromelia karatas - Plumier's Bromelia
    $4.00

    5 seeds per pack. A wonderful bromeliad, producing oblong, pink to brown colored fruits that are said to have a great sour-sweet flavor. The fruits are used to flavor beverages and have some low scale commercial production...

  • 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...

     

 

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