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Tropical Fruit


  • 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...

     
  • Chrysobalanus icaco - White Cocoplum

    Chrysobalanus icaco - White Cocoplum
    $3.00

    2 seeds per pack. Fruits are from the coastal, white fruited variant. Small fruit with fleshy white pulp that is popular for jams. The cocoplum is a low-growing (usually 2-6 ft) shrub that does exceedingly well along...

     
  • Chrysophyllum albidium - White Star Apple
    $4.00

    1 seed per pack. An edible star apple native to Nigeria. Little known outside of Africa, it bears round, golf ball-sized fruits that ripen to orange, with white flesh having an sweetish-acidic flavor. The fruits are popular...

     
  • 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...

  • Chrysophyllum viridifolium - Fluted Milkwood
    $2.50

    2 seeds per pack. A lesser known Star Apple relative, native to southern Africa. Bears 1-2", green to yellow ripening, edible fruits. The tree is also used to harvest its wood. Grows to 20 m. Unknown frost hardiness. #3572...

     
  • 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
    $2.50

    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 lepidota - Monkey Cola
    $7.00

    1 seed per pack. An interesting and rare Cola Nut from Western Africa. The large fruit have a number of edible uses, with vitamin filled, orange colored pulp and huge, violet colored seeds. While the species is scarcely...

     
  • Cola pachycarpa - Monkey Kola

    Cola pachycarpa - Monkey Kola
    $7.00

    1 seed per pack. A wild growing Cola Nut found in lowland forests of some West African countries. This species is little known outside of Africa and bears fairly large fruits, up to several inches long. Fruits have edible...

     
  • Coula edulis - African Walnut
    $8.00

    1 seed per pack. Unrelated to the common walnut, this is an edible nut tree native to tropical West Africa. The nuts have numerous uses and are eaten roasted, but can used to extract cooking oil or ground into flour. Medium...

     
  • Couroupita guianensis - Cannonball Tree

    Couroupita guianensis - Cannonball Tree
    $3.00

    2 seeds per pack. One of three species of Cannonball Trees, renowned for their huge, ornamental and edible cannonball shaped fruits. The large fruits are born in clusters all along the trunk of the tree. Also features...

     
  • 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...

     
  • Cullenia exarillata - Wild Durian

    Cullenia exarillata - Wild Durian
    $6.00

    1 seed per pack. An exotic close relative of the Durio genus (durian's), native to the Western Ghat mountains of India. Bears medium sized, spiky fruits with large seeds and scant pulp. The tree is a very important in its...

     
  • 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 - White Egg Tree Tomato
    $2.50

    10 seeds per pack. A rare variety of tree tomato, bearing fruits that ripen to a green-white color, often with subtle spotting. Very fast-growing shrub/tree to 10-15ft. 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...

     
  • Dacryodes edulis - Butterfruit

    Dacryodes edulis - Butterfruit
    $9.00

    1 seed per pack. Rare, African tree bearing 2-6", oval fruits which ripen to an off-purple blue color. The fruits are eaten raw or cooked and when cooked, have a texture much like butter. The seed also has a number of uses,...

     
  • 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...

     

 

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