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Tropical Fruit


  • Billardiera longiflora - Appleberry

    Billardiera longiflora - Appleberry
    $2.50

    10 seeds per pack. Pretty, dark purple fruited, climbing vine/shrub. Bears small, blue-purple fruits with a mild and aromatic flavor. Delicate and attractive as an ornamental. The appleberry is hardy to about 20-22F. #909...

  • Bromelia karatas - Plumier's Bromelia
    $4.00

    5 seeds per pack. A wonderful bromeliad, producing oblong, pink to brown colored fruits that are said to have a great sour-sweet flavor. The fruits are used to flavor beverages and have some low scale commercial production...

  • 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...

     
  • Byrsonima crassifolia - Nance

    Byrsonima crassifolia - Nance
    $3.00

    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
    $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...

     
  • Canavalia rosea - Beach Bean
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. An interesting ground-dwelling legume, commonly found on tropical beaches around the world. It is usually grown as an ornamental, to prevent erosion in sandy areas and is very tolerant of salty soils. The...

     
  • 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 candicans - Wild Papaya

    Carica candicans - Wild Papaya
    $5.00

    5 seeds per pack. 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...

     
  • 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 palandensis - Papillo

    Carica palandensis - Papillo
    $7.00

    4 seeds per pack. A very rare papaya relative, discovered only in 1995 growing deep in the Ecuadorian Amazon rainforest. The delightful round fruits are around softball sized and contain tasty edible pulp that can used fresh...

     
  • 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...

     
  • Carica papaya - Mexican Papaya

    Carica papaya - Mexican Papaya
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. Large fruited variety, fruits can weigh up to 10lbs! Easily grown herbaceous tree to 10-12ft. Very fast-growing, can produce fruit from seed in just 9 months. Hardy to 32F or a bit lower, generally likes...

     
  • Carica papaya - Strawberry Papaya

    Carica papaya - Strawberry Papaya
    $2.00

    15 seeds per pack. a.k.a. Sunrise Papaya. Red-orange fleshed papaya with juicy, sweet flavor. Similar in outward appearance to the Solo variety, but the flesh is a deeper red. Easily grown herbaceous tree to 10-12ft. Very...

     
  • Carica papaya - Sunset Papaya

    Carica papaya - Sunset Papaya
    $2.00

    15 seeds per pack. A close cousin of the Strawberry-Sunrise Papaya. Fruits have wonderful salmon-pink colored flesh. They run slightly smaller in size than the Sunrise variety but have a firmer skin, making their shelf life...

     
  • Carica papaya - Waimanalo Dwarf Papaya

    Carica papaya - Waimanalo Dwarf Papaya
    $2.00

    15 seeds per pack. A Solo-type that bears fruit when only a few feet tall. Fruits grow to 2lbs. Has a sweet flavor and is high in vitamin C. Easily grown herbaceous tree to 10-15ft. Very fast-growing, can produce fruit from...

     
  • Carica pubescens - Mountain Papaya

    Carica pubescens - Mountain Papaya
    $2.50

    8 seeds per pack. This group of seeds is from a premium selected variety, with larger fruits. Interesting, and little-known papaya species from the Andes mountains. Fruits are 3-6", with a tart flavor, and are often used to...

     
  • Carica vasconcela - Cobquecura Papaya

    Carica vasconcela - Cobquecura Papaya
    $6.00

    4 seeds per pack. A highly intriguing member of the Papaya family naturally growing the furthest south of any known wild papaya population. Bears good sized, tasty, edible yellow fruits that have similarities to the Mountain...

     
  • Carica weberbaurii - Maushan

    Carica weberbaurii - Maushan
    $7.00

    4 seeds per pack. A really interesting and rare papaya relative from the Peruvian Andes mountains. It bears triangular, lobed fruits that ripen to orange-red and are said to be quite tasty when eaten fresh. They are also...

     
  • Carissa haematocarpa - Karroo Num-Num
    $2.00

    5 seeds per pack. A Natal Plum relative bearing small black fruits. Native to South Africa, this species appears to be even more tolerant of dry conditions than some of its near relatives. Shrubby, bushy growth up to a...

     
  • Carissa macrocarpa - Natal Plum

    Carissa macrocarpa - Natal Plum
    $2.50

    8 seeds per pack. Small shrub or bush. Produces medium sized, fleshy red fruits that can be eaten fresh or used in preserves. Beautiful white fragrant flowers are showy and ornamental. Commonly used as a hedge plant. Can be...

     
  • Carnegiea gigantea - Saguaro Cactus

    Carnegiea gigantea - Saguaro Cactus
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. The beautiful Saguaro cactus is widely known as the "classic" cactus of the American southwest. Shows upright, slow growth up to 50ft, with occasional branching. Hardy to 15F. Bears edible fruits with red...

     
  • Ceratonia siliqua - Carob

    Ceratonia siliqua - Carob
    $2.00

    8 seeds per pack. Small to medium sized subtropical tree producing edible black pods having a chocolate/cocoa-like flavor. The pods are high in sugar but low in fat and are used as a healthy substitute for chocolate. Hardy...

     
  • Cereus hankeanus - Bolivian Apple Cactus
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. A columnar Apple Cactus native to Bolivia. Bears good-sized, red fruits with neon-red, edible pulp. Fruits can grow to 3-5". Upright growing habit, to 5-15 ft, with some branching. Also features lovely...

     
  • Cereus jamacaru - Pleated Cereus

    Cereus jamacaru - Pleated Cereus
    $2.25

    10 seeds per pack. A less common apple cactus with a tree-like growth habit to 10-30 feet tall. Bears 5" long oval fruits that ripen to dark red and contain edible, mildly sweet white pulp. Similar to the more common apple...

     
  • Cereus repandus - Apple Cactus

    Cereus repandus - Apple Cactus
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. Columnar cactus producing baseball-sized, red fruit, with sweetish, white colored pulp. This cactus is very easy to grow in pots, and is moderately hardy. Fruits are similar to the dragon fruit. #607 View...

     
  • Cereus repandus - Apple Cactus, Montrose Form

    Cereus repandus - Apple Cactus, Montrose Form
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. Seeds are from the Montrose form of the Apple Cactus, famous for its twisted, gnarled branches. Columnar cactus producing baseball-sized, red fruit, with sweetish, white colored pulp. This cactus is very...

     
  • Cereus validus - Orange Apple Pear

    Cereus validus - Orange Apple Pear
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. a.k.a. Cereus forbesii. Columnar cactus producing baseball-sized, orange colored fruit, with sweetish, white colored pulp. This cactus is very easy to grow in pots, and is moderately hardy. Fruits are...

     
  • Chrysophyllum cainito - Purple Star Apple

    Chrysophyllum cainito - Purple Star Apple
    $2.50

    5 seeds per pack. Beautiful purple skinned fruit the size of a baseball. Flesh is very soft, with a mild sweet flavor. Pulp is white-purple. Foliage is also ornamental, having a golden tinge on the underside of leaves. Will...

     
  • Cinnamomum camphora - Camphor

    Cinnamomum camphora - Camphor
    $3.25

    10 seeds per pack. Pretty, evergreen, subtropical tree, known as the source of camphor-a highly fragrant substance widely used in topical and analgesic medicines. Tree is hardy to 10F. All parts of the tree, including...

     
  • Citrus amblycapra - Nasnaran Mandarin

    Citrus amblycapra - Nasnaran Mandarin
    $3.00

    10 seeds per pack. An exotic citrus from southeast Asia bearing small to medium sized yellow ripening fruits with a distinct, sour, mandarin-lime like flavor. The fruits are esteemed in some areas for their sour burst of...

     
  • Citrus aurantifolia - Key Lime

    Citrus aurantifolia - Key Lime
    $3.00

    10 seeds per pack. Small lime, ripening to yellow but often used while green. The key lime is probably the best citrus for tropical areas, and while cold tender, can be grown in areas that receive brief frosts. Has a unique...

     
  • Citrus junos - Yuzu

    Citrus junos - Yuzu
    $3.50

    6 seeds per pack. Rare, cold hardy citrus with intensely aromatic flesh and a unique lemon-citron like flavor. Tree is said to be hardy to 10F. The fruits are especially popular in Japan. Can be grown in a container. Please...

  • Citrus taiwanica - Nansho Sour Orange
    $3.00

    10 seeds per pack. A sour orange, edible, but with a very acidic flavor. Bears medium sized fruits that ripen to yellow and orange. Notable for its cold hardiness, with some reports of trees surviving to as low as 10F. Also...

     
  • Clausena wampee - Wampee

    Clausena wampee - Wampee
    $4.00

    3 seeds per pack. Small, olive sized fruit with sweet grape-like pulp. Fruits are eaten out of hand, and made into desserts. A champagne-like beverage is made by adding sugar to the fruits and allowing them to ferment. Small...

  • Coffea arabica - Coffee

    Coffea arabica - Coffee
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. Grow your own coffee! Coffee is an easy to grow small or medium sized shrub that does very well as a house plant. Will survive temperatures to the 30's if put outside. Coffee beans are the seeds of the...

     

 

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