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Tropical Fruit

 

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


  • Artocarpus lakoocha - Monkey Jack

    Artocarpus lakoocha - Monkey Jack
    $4.00

    1 seed per pack. A smaller Artocarpus, with baseball-sized, knobby, edible fruits. This species is native to India and parts of southeast Asia. The fruits ripen to greenish-yellow and look a little bit like a mini-jackfruit...

     
  • Artocarpus lanceifolius - Keledang

    Artocarpus lanceifolius - Keledang
    $6.00

    1 seed per pack. A rare jackfruit relative from the jungles of southeast Asia. Bears medium to large sized green-yellow-brown skinned fruit with bright red-orange flesh. Purported to be of excellent flavor. Medium to large...

     
  • 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...

     
  • 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...

     
  • Baccaurea angulata - Belimbing Hutan

    Baccaurea angulata - Belimbing Hutan
    $5.00

    1 seed per pack. a.k.a. Rosok. An extremely rare fruit from the jungles of Borneo, rarely seen anywhere else in the world. The fruits are bright red, with a neon sheen and grow to around the size of a golf ball. Flesh is...

     
  • Baccaurea deflexa - Tampoi Merah
    $4.50

    1 seed per pack. A lesser known Baccaurea, native to the Bornean rainforests. This species has brownish-red skinned fruits with deep, wine red colored pulp. Flavor is sweet, with a tinge of sourness. The fruits are commonly...

     
  • Baccaurea edulis - Mawoi
    $4.50

    1 seed per pack. A 2-3", round, brown-red skinned fruit with a nice, sweet flavor. The fruits are typically gathered from wild trees in its native Borneo. Yellow flesh can be eaten raw, but is also used to make a type of...

     
  • Baccaurea macrocarpa - Tampoi

    Baccaurea macrocarpa - Tampoi
    $4.50

    1 seed per pack. Possibly the largest fruited of the Baccuarea's, the tampoi has brown to orange colored fruits with sweet, white flesh that is said to have citrus overtones. Small, tropical understory tree. Dioecious. Seeds...

     
  • Benkara armigera - Randia parvula
    $3.00

    5 seeds per pack. A little-known and apparently little-studied Randia (blackberry jam fruit) relative from Southeast Asia. Features attractive, white flowers. Small to medium sized tree. Little information is available about...

     
  • 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,...

     
  • 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...

     
  • Bromelia pinguin - Pinuela

    Bromelia pinguin - Pinuela
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. An interesting bromeliad-pineapple relative bearing 1-2", yellow fruits that are edible, with a mildly tart flavor. The spreading leaves are useful as a fiber. Low growing, similar to the common pineapple...

     
  • 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...

     
  • Byrsonima lucida - Locust Berry

    Byrsonima lucida - Locust Berry
    $3.00

    2 seeds per pack. A small shrub native to South Florida and the Keys. Bears small berry fruits that ripen to a chalky orange color. The fruits are said to be edible and are popular with birds. Also features attractive red...

     
  • Cajanus cajan - Pigeon Pea

    Cajanus cajan - Pigeon Pea
    $2.00

    50 seeds per pack. An important tropical grain crop. Part of the 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...

     
  • 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 odontophyllum - Borneo Olive

    Canarium odontophyllum - Borneo Olive
    $6.50

    1 seed per pack. A Bornean fruit, often said to be prized as a delicacy, that once soaked in warm water has a tasty, nutty, avocado-like flavor. Fruits are oval, with a blue-gray-purple exterior and yellow flesh. Tropical...

     
  • Canavalia rosea - Beach Bean

    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...

     
  • 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 cauliflora - Wild Papaya

    Carica cauliflora - Wild Papaya
    $5.00

    5 seeds per pack. A fast-growing, wild papaya from the rainforests of Central America. Fruits are medium sized, ripen to yellow, with white, edible pulp. They are collected from the wild and used in desserts, candies,...

     
  • Carica cnidoscoloides - Stinging Papaya

    Carica cnidoscoloides - Stinging Papaya
    $7.00

    4 seeds per pack. A really strange, wild papaya species with large, winged fruits covered in hairs. The fruits contain sweet, edible pulp and ripen to green. Shrubby habit, similar to the common papaya. Also features large,...

     
  • Carica lanceolata - Wild Papaya

    Carica lanceolata - Wild Papaya
    $6.50

    4 seeds per pack. An extremely rare, wild papaya, bearing striped, pear shaped fruits that ripen to yellow and orange. This species appears to be sometimes erroneously included as C. quercifolia, as this has more plumper,...

     
  • 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. Interesting, and little-known papaya species from the Andes mountains. Fruits are 3-6", with a tart flavor, and are often used to flavor drinks within its native range. Fast-grower, hardy to the mid 20's...

     
  • Carica quercifolia - Oak Leaved Papaya

    Carica quercifolia - Oak Leaved Papaya
    $4.00

    8 seeds per pack. a.k.a Vasconcellea quercifolia. Somewhat rare, highland papaya from the Andes mountains. Produces small, 1-2" long bright orange fruit with a juicy orange pulp having a sweet smell and flavor quite unique...

     
  • Carica weberbaueri - Maushan

    Carica weberbaueri - 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 carandas - Karonda

    Carissa carandas - Karonda
    $3.00

    4 seeds per pack. A small red to purple fruit related to the Natal Plum and native to the lower Himalaya mountain region. The fruits are usually used in preserves or pickling. Shrubby growth habit, similar to the Natal Plum...

     

 

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