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Tropical Fruit

 

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


  • 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 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 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 viridifolium - Fluted Milkwood
    $2.50

    4 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...

     
  • Citrus aurantifolia - Key Lime

    Citrus aurantifolia - Key Lime
    $3.00

    10 seeds per pack. a.k.a. Mexican Lime. 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...

     
  • Citrus jambhiri - Shaub Rough Lemon

    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 x limonia - Rangpur Lime

    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 tuerckheimii - Wild Grape
    $3.00

    7 seeds per pack. Short to medium sized tree native to Central America. Bears large clusters of small, red-purple ripening fruits that look a bit like grapes. Fruits are edible and can be eaten fresh or used in desserts. Has...

     
  • 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...

     
  • Coddia rudis - Small Bone Apple
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. A fast-growing, small shrub native to southern Africa. Notable for its attractive, bell-shaped white to light orange colored flowers which are also fragrant. It bears a small green to brown fruit that is...

     
  • 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 catura - Catura Coffee

    Coffea catura - Catura Coffee
    $2.00

    8 seeds per pack. a.k.a. Coffea arabica var catura. A dwarf commercial coffee variety known for its high quality beans. Trees generally grow to 5-8ft, and unlike many other coffee species, will grow in full sun. Makes an...

     
  • 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...

  • 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...

     
  • Cucurbita ficifolia - Fig-Leafed Gourd

    Cucurbita ficifolia - Fig-Leafed Gourd
    $2.50

    5 seeds per pack. A distinct species in the squash family, bearing 10-12 pound green and white skinned fruits that look a bit like a watermelon. The fruits, flowers, young greens and seeds all have a variety of edible uses...

     
  • Cyclanthera brachystacha - Exploding Cucumber

    Cyclanthera brachystacha - Exploding Cucumber
    $4.00

    4 seeds per pack. Not a true cucumber, this cucurbit is best known for its fruits which when ripe, "explode" open, expelling its seeds for dispersal. Vigorous vining growth. Can be grown as an annual in most climates. 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 - 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 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...

     
  • Cyphomandra sibundoyensis - Forest Tamarillo

    Cyphomandra sibundoyensis - Forest Tamarillo
    $3.00

    5 seeds per pack. An intriguing and very rare species, known only from a small area of Colombia. Bears yellow-orange fruits much like the tree tomato and quite large, usually surpassing it's much more common relative in size...

     
  • Dacryodes rostrata - Klasu
    $5.00

    1 seed per pack. A rain forest tree from Vietnam through Indonesia. It has clusters of blue-skinned, oily, edible fruits that are usually soaked in hot water and eaten. Soaking helps detach the creamy flavored flesh from the...

     
  • 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 californica - Wild Black Sapote

    Diospyros californica - Wild Black Sapote
    $5.00

    1 seed per pack. An exciting, wild black sapote species from Baja California. This rare species naturally grows along hillsides and may be both frost (to a few degrees below freezing) and drought tolerant. Produces 2", dark...

     

 

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