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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 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

    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
    $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...

     
  • 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...

     
  • 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
    $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,...

     
  • Annona cherimola - Cherimoya

    Annona cherimola - Cherimoya
    $2.50

    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 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
    $2.00

    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 squamosa - Sugar Apple

    Annona squamosa - Sugar Apple
    $2.00

    4 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 montanum - Mountain Currant Tree
    $2.00

    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
    $2.00

    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
    $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 heterophyllus - Jackfruit

    Artocarpus heterophyllus - Jackfruit
    $2.00

    1 seed per pack. The largest tree-borne fruit in the world, the jackfruit can weigh up to 80 lbs! Tree is tropical but will stand some frost, and temperatures to the high 20's. The fruit is very popular in Southeast Asia and...

     
  • 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...

     
  • 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...

     
  • Azadirachta indica - Neem

    Azadirachta indica - Neem
    $2.75

    8 seeds per pack. Historically one of the most important tropical trees, the Neem tree retains countless edible and medicinal uses today. All parts of the tree are used for a number of health benefits, as an important...

  • 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,...

     
  • Bridelia micrantha - Coastal Golden Leaf
    $2.00

    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...

     
  • 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...

     
  • Camellia sinensis - Tea

    Camellia sinensis - Tea
    $3.50

    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...

     
  • Canarium ovatum - Pili Nut

    Canarium ovatum - Pili Nut
    $3.50

    1 seed per pack. A delicious and still relatively unknown (in the United States and Europe) tropical nut tree, bearing large fruits containing seeds with a kernel that is often eaten raw and toasted. Medium sized tree up to...

     
  • Canna edulis - Canna

    Canna edulis - Canna
    $2.00

    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...

     
  • Capsicum rhomboideum - Wild Pepper

    Capsicum rhomboideum - Wild Pepper
    $4.00

    10 seeds per pack. A unique and highly interesting wild pepper, completely unlike common hot peppers. Bears tiny, red, berry-like fruits with no heat. The fruits are said to be edible and have a very mild flavor. When dried...

     
  • Carica candicans - Wild Papaya
    $5.00

    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 climate, this...

     
  • Carica goudotiana - Papayuelo
    $5.00

    A papaya relative bearing edible, medium sized fruits with a sweet flavor. The fruits are sometimes eaten fresh or used in preserves and can be occasionally found in local markets near the species' wild range. Grows well in...

     
  • 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...

     

 

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