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Tropical Fruit

 

Seeds for Tropical Fruits from around the world! Rare, fresh seeds for gardeners in every climate.


  • 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 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 madagascarensis - Baobab

    Adansonia madagascarensis - Baobab
    $4.00

    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...

  • Aegle marmelos - Bael Fruit

    Aegle marmelos - Bael Fruit
    $2.50

    8 seeds per pack. Aromatic fruit with a sticky pulp that is eaten or used medicinally. The bael fruit is an important fruit in parts of Asia. Subtropical tree, withstanding short freezes, long droughts, and very high...

     
  • 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...

     
  • Aframomum mildbraedii - African Cardamom
    $3.00

    10 seeds per pack. An African ginger, grown for its seeds which have a flavor much like cardamom. Has bright red fruits and interesting, white flowers. Native to humid, tropical forests in Central Africa. #4560 We need your...

     
  • Akebia quinata - Chocolate Vine

    Akebia quinata - Chocolate Vine
    $2.50

    6 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
    $2.50

    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
    $3.50

    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 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...

     
  • 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 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

    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...

     
  • 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 hypoglauca - Wild Cherimoya

    Annona hypoglauca - Wild Cherimoya
    $5.00

    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 montana - Mountain Soursop

    Annona montana - Mountain Soursop
    $3.00

    2 seeds per pack. Somewhat closely related to the soursop, the Central American native Mountain Soursop bears large, green edible fruits. Flavor is inferior to the soursop, though fruits are often processed for juice-making...

     
  • 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

    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
    $2.50

    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...

     
  • Antidesma bunius - Bignay

    Antidesma bunius - Bignay
    $2.50

    7 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

    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 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 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...

     
  • 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
    $2.50

    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,...

     
  • Artabotrys hexapetalus - Ylang Ylang Vine
    $3.00

    3 seeds per pack. One of several closely related vines, this species native to southern India and Sri Lanka. Best known for its yellow, highly fragrant flowers that are similar to Ylang Ylang. The scent is popular in...

  • Artocarpus nitidus ssp. lingnanensis - Kwai Muk

    Artocarpus nitidus ssp. lingnanensis - Kwai Muk
    $4.00

    1 seed per pack. A round, yellow-green skinned, lumpy looking fruit with bright orange flesh. Related to the jackfruit. Flesh is soft, mildly acidic and of excellent flavor. The fruits are quite popular in parts of Asia...

     
  • 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...

     
  • Austromyrtus dulcis - Midgen Berry

    Austromyrtus dulcis - Midgen Berry
    $4.50

    8 seeds per pack. One of the most popular bushfoods of Australia, the Midgen Berry is a small, white (and spotted), edible berry with a very nice, sweet flavor that has tones of ginger. The berries can be eaten fresh but are...


 

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