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Tropical Fruit

  • Actinidia arguta - Baby Kiwi

    Actinidia arguta - Baby Kiwi

    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 deliciosa - Kiwi Fruit

    Actinidia deliciosa - Kiwi Fruit

    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

    10 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

    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

    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 madagascarensis - Baobab

    5 seeds per pack. One of the six baobabs of Madagascar and a lesser known species. A desired ornamental for its expansive, bottle shaped trunk. Has large flowers that open at night, followed by (possibly edible) fruits. Very...

  • Adansonia za - Za Baobab

    Adansonia za - Za Baobab

    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...

  • Akebia trifoliata - Three Leaf Akebia

    Akebia trifoliata - Three Leaf Akebia

    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 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

    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

    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

    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,...

  • Annona cherimola - Cherimoya

    Annona cherimola - Cherimoya

    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 x squamosa - Atemoya

    Annona cherimola x squamosa - Atemoya

    3 seeds per pack. Cross between the cherimoya and the sugar apple. Fruit is about the size of a sugar apple with a wonderful custard-fruit flavor different than that of both the cherimoya and sugar apple. Tree is small and...

  • Annona edulis - Annona edulis

    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

    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

    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 reticulata - Custard Apple

    Annona reticulata - Custard Apple

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

  • Annona spraguei - Panama Cherimoya

    1 seed per pack. An ultra-rare Annona native to rainforests of Panama and Columbia. Bears small, edible fruits with sweet pulp. Fruits have prominent hair-like features similar to a rambutan. Very exotic and uncommon. Seeds...

  • Annona squamosa - Sugar Apple

    Annona squamosa - Sugar Apple

    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...

  • Annona squamsa 'Purple' - Purple Sugar Apple

    Annona squamsa 'Purple' - Purple Sugar Apple

    2 seeds per pack. Seeds are from the purple fruited type. Large, creamy fruit with aromatic flesh. Similar to the cherimoya but with a sweeter taste, sometimes with a hint of mint. Fruit is excellent quality and can be grown...

  • Antidesma montanum - Mountain Currant Tree

    10 seeds per pack. A relative of the bignay native to portions of India and China. A small tree, growing to 10-30 ft. Popular for its small, red, ornamental fruits which are born in drooping clusters. Fruits are similar to...

  • Antidesma venosum - Tassle Berry

    Antidesma venosum - Tassle Berry

    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

    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...

  • Areca catechu - Betel Nut

    2 seeds per pack. A popular tropical palm bearing nuts (areca nuts) that chewed along with the betel leaf. Can grow up to 60 feet, with a majestic, classic palm appearance. Slow-growing, popular as a street or landscape tree...

  • Argania spinosa - Argan

    Argania spinosa - Argan

    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,...

  • Averrhoa bilimbi - Bilimbi

    Averrhoa bilimbi - Bilimbi

    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...

  • Averrhoa carambola - Star Fruit

    Averrhoa carambola - Star Fruit

    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

    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,...

  • Bridelia micrantha - Coastal Golden Leaf

    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...

  • Bunchosia sp. - Peanut Butter Fruit

    Bunchosia sp. - Peanut Butter Fruit

    2 seeds per pack. Species unknown but probably B. armeniaca. Red fruit with sticky pulp resembling a dried fig or peanut butter (hence the common name). The fruits are eaten fresh and used to flavor drinks. Small/medium...

  • Byrsonima aerugo - Sour Pear

    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

    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

    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 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...

  • Canna edulis - Canna

    Canna edulis - Canna

    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...



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