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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 - 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 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 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...

     
  • 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...

     
  • 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...

     
  • 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,...

     
  • Annona amazonica - Amazon Custard Apple
    $5.00

    1 seed per pack. A very rare custard apple-cherimoya relative from the South American rain forests. Fruits are somewhat cherimoya-like, small and with edible flesh. Little info is known about climate and growing requirements...

     
  • 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
    $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 scleroderma - Poshe-te
    $5.00

    2 seeds per pack. An extremely rare Annona, reportedly having delicious fruits, that rival the best of the genus. Flavor is milder than some of tits well-known cousins, fruits grow to 3-5" with the typical soft Annona pulp...

     
  • 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 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...

     
  • 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...

     
  • Areca catechu - Betel Nut
    $3.00

    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
    $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...

     
  • Artocarpus integer - Champedak
    $6.00

    1 seed per pack. A large, knobby fruit, somewhat oval in shape, with yellowish skin and white-yellow flesh. Flavor is also somewhat similar to the jackfruit. The fruits can grow to several pounds but are generally a bit...

     
  • 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 (pre-germinated)

    Averrhoa carambola - Star Fruit (pre-germinated)
    $4.00

    1 seed per pack. Seed is pre-germinated and beginning to sprout. 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...

  • 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,...

     
  • 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...

     
  • 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 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 goudotiana - Papayuelo
    $5.00

    5 seeds per pack. 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...

     
  • Carica papaya - Honeydew Papaya
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. A popular papaya variety from India, with medium to large sized fruits that can reach 3-4 pounds. Semi-dwarf, gynodioecious. Hardy to 32F or a bit lower, generally likes warm weather for optimal growth...

     

 

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