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Tropical Fruit


  • 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...

     
  • Cionosicyos macranthus - Chinese Passion Fruit Melon
    $4.00

    2 seeds per pack. A very little known member of the Cucurbit family producing fairly large, round, yellow-orange fruits with dark orange-red pulp. They have a very nice mild flavor, kind of like a creamy papaya. A climbing...

     
  • 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 jambhiri - Shaub Rough Lemon
    $3.00

    10 seeds per pack. An interesting wild citrus, with medium sized fruits that are sort of like a cross between a lemon and a mandarin. It is an important rootstock citrus, with some disease resistance, but the fruits are...

     
  • Citrus junos - Yuzu

    Citrus junos - Yuzu
    $3.50

    10 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

    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...

     
  • Citrus x limonia - Rangpur Lime
    $3.00

    15 seeds per pack. Medium sized, orange skinned citrus that is a relative of the mandarin orange. Flavor is acidic, sour, but with heavy sweet overtones. Overall, the fruit is very tasty and can be used much like lemons...

     
  • Coccoloba uvifera - Sea Grape

    Coccoloba uvifera - Sea Grape
    $2.00

    8 seeds per pack. Tropical/subtropical tree, often used for landscaping near the ocean due to its high tolerance for salinity. Grows well in sandy soils and will stand some frost. Fruits are produced in clusters on long...

     
  • 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...

     
  • Coffea arabica - Dwarf Coffee

    Coffea arabica - Dwarf Coffee
    $2.50

    8 seeds per pack. Seeds are from a dwarf type of Arabica known also for its high yield of fruits. Similar to Catura Coffee. Trees will grow to about 3-4ft. Makes an attractive and easy to grow house plant. Hardy to about 30F...

     
  • Coffea arabica - Kona Coffee

    Coffea arabica - Kona Coffee
    $2.00

    8 seeds per pack. Seeds are from the well-known Kona variety which produces a superior tasting bean. Grow your own coffee! Coffee is an easy to grow small or medium sized shrub that does very well as a house plant. Will...

  • Coffea benghalensis - Wild Coffee
    $2.50

    5 seeds per pack. A wild coffee from India and southeast Asia, similar in many respects to more traditional varieties. This species became of particular interest a number of years ago as specimens produced caffeine-free...

     
  • Coffea canephora - Robusta Coffee

    Coffea canephora - Robusta Coffee
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. A dwarf commercial coffee variety known for its high quality beans. Trees grow to about 3ft and have longer leaves that the more common Coffea arabica. Makes an attractive and easy to grow house plant...

  • Coffea racemosa - Racemosa Coffee
    $2.00

    8 seeds per pack. Commercial coffee variety known for its compact and prolific-bearing trees. Grows to 4-6ft. A single tree may produce thousands of berries in a single season when mature. Makes an attractive and easy to...

     
  • Coix lacryma - Job's Tears

    Coix lacryma - Job's Tears
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. Perennial grass grown for its pea-sized seeds which are edible when cooked. The seeds have numerous uses, being employed as grains, in coffees, teas, and eaten out of hand. They have a mild, slightly...

     
  • Cola acuminata - Cola Nut

    Cola acuminata - Cola Nut
    $6.00

    1 seed per pack. Large, purple colored nut (seed) chewed for its stimulatory properties. An important crop in some regions of the world, the cola nut is a tropical tree, native to West Africa, and was once extensively used...

     
  • Cola nitida - Wild Cola Nut
    $5.00

    1 seed per pack. A close relative of the better known Cola Nut, Cola acuminata, this species also bears large nuts that are used as a stimulant and an ingredient in soft drinks. A medium to large sized tropical tree. Needs...

     
  • Crataegus pinnatifida - Chinese Hawthorn

    Crataegus pinnatifida - Chinese Hawthorn
    $2.00

    6 seeds per pack. Red-fruited hawthorn. Fruits can be eaten fresh but are often used in preserves. The fruits also have a variety of medicinal properties and have been used for eating and medicine for centuries. Hardy to the...

     
  • Crescentia alata - Mexican Calabash

    Crescentia alata - Mexican Calabash
    $2.00

    15 seeds per pack. A medium to small sized tree native to Mexico, bearing baseball to softball sized fruit with a very hard shell, dark black flesh and edible seeds. The seeds are said to taste like licorice and are used for...

  • Cucumis metuliferus - Horned Melon

    Cucumis metuliferus - Horned Melon
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. A true oddity, from its knobby orange skin to its bright green flesh. Tastes somewhat like a cucumber but when sugar is added to the watery flesh, a sweet treat is the result. Related to watermelons and...

     
  • Cucumis metuliferus - Horned Melon Rund

    Cucumis metuliferus - Horned Melon Rund
    $2.50

    5 seeds per pack. a.k.a. Kiwano Rund (Round). A very rare variant of the African Horned Melon producing baseball sized fruits that ripen to a ghostly white-yellow color. Flesh is bright green. Flavor is similar to the...

     
  • Cyclanthera pedata var edulis - Acchocha

    Cyclanthera pedata var edulis - Acchocha
    $3.00

    8 seeds per pack. An exotic Andean South American member of the cucumber/melon family yielding cucumber-like fruits that can grow up to 6-8" long. Fruits have a number of edible uses, both raw and cooked, and have a flavor...

     
  • Cyphomandra abutiloides - Dwarf Tamarillo

    Cyphomandra abutiloides - Dwarf Tamarillo
    $2.00

    15 seeds per pack. A fast growing near relative of the Tree Tomato. Bears small, orange ripening fruits with soft orange flesh. Attractive shrub to 6-10 feet. Easily container grown. Mildly frost hardy to 30-32F. Uncommon,...

     
  • Cyphomandra betacea - Tree Tomato

    Cyphomandra betacea - Tree Tomato
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. Seeds are from mixed types. Very fast-growing shrub/tree to 10-15ft. Produces many stalks of glossy, egg shaped fruits up to 4" long. In its native South America, the tree tomato is usually used to flavor...

     
  • Cyphomandra betacea - Yellow Tree Tomato

    Cyphomandra betacea - Yellow Tree Tomato
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. Seeds are from a yellow fruited variety. Very fast-growing shrub/tree to 10-15ft. Produces many stalks of glossy, egg shaped fruits up to 4" long. In its native South America, the tree tomato is usually...

     
  • Cyphomandra corymbiflora - Hardy Tamarillo

    Cyphomandra corymbiflora - Hardy Tamarillo
    $3.50

    5 seeds per pack. A little known tamarillo relative producing white-greenish fruits that are said to be edible. The fruits are not quite as large as the common tamarillo, but can grow to a few inches. Most noteworthy is that...

     
  • Dialium cochinchinense - Velvet Tamarind

    Dialium cochinchinense - Velvet Tamarind
    $4.00

    2 seeds per pack. A popular tropical fruit in parts of southeast Asia, with fuzzy velvet purple, grape-sized fruits. Popularly sold in street markets dried, on a stick, sometimes with spicy or sugary coatings. Flavor is...

     
  • Dillenia indica - Elephant Apple

    Dillenia indica - Elephant Apple
    $2.00

    8 seeds per pack. Large, tart flavored fruit weighing up to a couple of pounds. The tree is well-known and cultivated in many tropical areas for its fruits. The fruits are edible out of hand when ripe, and used unripe to...

     
  • Diospyros austroafricana - South African Star Apple

    Diospyros austroafricana - South African Star Apple
    $2.50

    5 seeds per pack. A small fruited shrub native to South Africa. Bears 1cm, velvet red-black fruits with edible fruits. Short shrub growing to 5-25 feet. Pretty in flower, with small, cream-white pendulous flowers. Dioecious...

     
  • Diospyros glabra - Blueberry Bush
    $2.00

    5 seeds per pack. A southern African native shrub bearing small red purple fruits that are popular with birds. Unknown if (though probably) edible. Dense growth, small growth habit to 6-15 feet. Hardy to mild frosts, to zone...

     
  • Diospyros kaki - Persimmon

    Diospyros kaki - Persimmon
    $2.50

    5 seeds per pack. A very popular and hardy tree bearing softball-sized, orange-skinned fruits with a soft custardy pulp having a sweet flavor. Trees can grow to 25ft and are hardy to about 0F. The mature tree makes for a...

     
  • Diospyros lotus - Date Plum

    Diospyros lotus - Date Plum
    $2.00

    8 seeds per pack. A deciduous tree bearing yellow-black fruits about the size of a walnut. Fruits have an excellent flavor when over-ripe, and when dried, have a date-like flavor. The fruits are esteemed in Asia and in much...

     
  • Diospyros lycioides - Monkey Plum

    Diospyros lycioides - Monkey Plum
    $2.00

    5 seeds per pack. A widespread plant throughout Southern Africa, bearing small, red to black fruits that have a mildly sweet flavor. The tree and fruits have many uses. Seeds are used as a coffee substitute and the plant is...

     
  • Diospyros melanoxylon - Coromandel Ebony
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. An Indian native fruit tree with many uses. The small fruits are edible and aromatic, with an astringent flavor. The tree is also the source of a type of ebony, used to craft a variety of things, among...

     
  • Diospyros mespiliformis - Jackalberry
    $2.50

    5 seeds per pack. A large and fairly common tree of the African savannas. Bears small, purple (when ripe) edible fruits that are very popular with animals and are harvested by local tribes. The fruits are a traditional food...

     

 

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