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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 - 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...

     
  • 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...

     
  • 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...

     
  • 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...

  • 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

    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...

     
  • Anonidium mannii - Junglesop

    Anonidium mannii - Junglesop
    $9.00

    1 seed per pack. The largest Annona fruit in the world and ultra-rare outside of Africa. The junglesop bears 2-25 pound fruits (making it one of the largest fruits in the world), having a rich flavor that is highly esteemed...

  • 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...

     
  • 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...

     
  • Asimina triloba - Pawpaw

    Asimina triloba - Pawpaw
    $2.50

    2 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 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...

  • 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...

     
  • 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...

     
  • Canavalia rosea - Beach Bean
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. An interesting ground-dwelling legume, commonly found on tropical beaches around the world. It is usually grown as an ornamental, to prevent erosion in sandy areas and is very tolerant of salty soils. The...

     
  • 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 candicans - Wild Papaya

    Carica candicans - Wild Papaya
    $5.00

    5 seeds per pack. A wild papaya that is extremely uncommon outside of its native Andean valley range. Bears slender, edible fruits that are generally eaten cooked or used in preserves. Naturally adapted to a drier and cooler...

     
  • 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 palandensis - Papillo

    Carica palandensis - Papillo
    $7.00

    4 seeds per pack. A very rare papaya relative, discovered only in 1995 growing deep in the Ecuadorian Amazon rainforest. The delightful round fruits are around softball sized and contain tasty edible pulp that can used fresh...


 

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