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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 arguta x melandra - Red Hardy Kiwi

    Actinidia arguta x melandra - Red Hardy Kiwi
    $2.50

    15 seeds per pack. Seeds are from mixed red hardy kiwi varieties. Similar to the green hardy kiwi, but produces red skinned and red-pink fleshed fruits with a delicious sweet-acid taste. Excellent for bite sized eating...

     
  • 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 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...

     
  • 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...

  • Aframomum melegueta - Melegueta Pepper

    Aframomum melegueta - Melegueta Pepper
    $3.00

    10 seeds per pack. A popular spice throughout West Africa, the ground seeds have a citrus-peppery flavor. They are used in a wide variety of foods and drinks, and occasionally as a substitute for black pepper. It is an...

     
  • 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 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

    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...

  • 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

    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...

     
  • Alpinia oxymitra - Alpinia oxymitra
    $3.00

    5 seeds per pack. A lesser known ginger, with sweet, edible fruits and young shoots. The tender shoots can be eaten as a vegetable. Native to tropical southeast Asia. Fairly low-growing, understory plant, with typical...

     
  • 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

    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,...

     
  • Amomum uliginosum - Amomum uliginosum
    $3.00

    5 seeds per pack. A lesser known ginger, native to Southeast Asia. Bears edible fruits with strongly aromatic seeds, which can be used for flavoring. Will grow to 5-10 ft / 3 m, with underground rhizomes and ornate,...

     
  • 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
    $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 - McPherson Cherimoya

    Annona cherimola - McPherson Cherimoya
    $3.00

    3 seeds per pack. Seeds are from the McPherson variety. The McPherson cherimoya bears medium to large fruits with sweet, richly flavored pulp. One of the best varieties. Small to medium sized subtropical tree. Will stand...

     
  • 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 hypoglauca - Wild Cherimoya

    Annona hypoglauca - Wild Cherimoya
    $4.00

    1 seed per pack. An exceedingly rare Annona (or sometimes Raimondia) from the highland rainforests of South America. Bears smallish, yellow ripening fruits that are likely edible, much like its many relatives. Unknown...

     
  • 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

    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
    $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 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
    $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...

     

 

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