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Tropical Fruit


  • 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 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 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...

  • 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
    $7.00

    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...

     
  • 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
    $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...

     
  • Cucurbita ecuadoriensis - Ecuadorian Squash
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. A wild species of squash, rediscovered only recently in 1965. Bears round, melon like fruits with a bitter flavor. The species is most notable for its resistance to a number of common squash viruses making...

     
  • 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. 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 drinks or is eaten boiled...

  • 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 edulis - Butterfruit

    Dacryodes edulis - Butterfruit
    $7.00

    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...

     
  • 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...

  • Dillenia pentagyna - Karmal
    $2.00

    8 seeds per pack. A relative of the Elephant Apple, the Karmal tree bears 2.5 cm / 1" fruits with an acidic flavor that are eaten fresh and cooked. Native to India, the tree is also known for its yellow, fragrant flowers...

     
  • 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 discolor - Velvet Apple

    Diospyros discolor - Velvet Apple
    $3.00

    1 seed per pack. A medium or tall tropical tree bearing fairly large, orange-sized fruit with a strong fruity smell and a sweet, apple-banana like flavor. Fruits are very pretty, with red-orange, furry, velvet skin. Pulp is...

     
  • Diospyros discolor - Velvet Apple (pre-germinated)

    Diospyros discolor - Velvet Apple (pre-germinated)
    $5.00

    1 seed per pack. Seeds are beginning to sprout. A medium or tall tropical tree bearing fairly large, orange-sized fruit with a strong fruity smell and a sweet, apple-banana like flavor. Fruits are very pretty, with...

     
  • 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 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 quiloensis - Crocodile Bark Jackal Berry
    $2.00

    5 seeds per pack. A little known Diospyros, multi-stemmed and generally small in growth habit. Bears elongated, orange-red fruits of unknown edible quality. Native to southern portions of Africa. Creamy flowers are scented...

     
  • Diospyros riojae - Mountain Sapote

    Diospyros riojae - Mountain Sapote
    $4.00

    2 seeds per pack. A small sapote tree, known mainly in Mexico, producing flattened, edible fruits about the size of a plum. The fruits have some similarities to the black sapote and are said to have fairly flavorful flesh...

  • Diospyros simii - Climbing Star Apple
    $2.00

    5 seeds per pack. A small, shrub like tree bearing velvet, orange-brown fruits that are reportedly edible. Ornamental, with dark leathery leaves. Hardy to mild frosts. Grows to 5-15 feet. #2465 Hardy to zone 9b (25 - 30F)We...

     
  • Diospyros texana - Texas Persimmon

    Diospyros texana - Texas Persimmon
    $3.00

    8 seeds per pack. A small, black persimmon native to Texas, north to parts of Oklahoma and south into northern Mexico. Fruits grow to about an inch, with black skin and black pulp, which has a sweet flavor. The fruits can be...

     
  • Diospyros whyteana - Bladdernut
    $2.00

    5 seeds per pack. A small, ornamental tree featuring cream colored fragrant flowers and small red fruits. The fruits have minimal pulp, but the seeds can be ground into a coffee substitute. Has glossy, attractive leaves and...

     
  • Dovyalis caffra - Kei Apple

    Dovyalis caffra - Kei Apple
    $2.50

    5 seeds per pack. 1-2", soft-skinned orange-yellow fruit with an acidic juicy flavor. Grows on a subtropical shrub that can be trained as a hedge. #183 Hardy to zone 9b (25 - 30F)View plant database page...

     
  • Dovyalis longispina - Coastal Kei Apple
    $2.00

    5 seeds per pack. A lesser known South African Dovyalis, bearing small, red fruits which are edible and said to be fairly tasty. Shrubby tree, similar to the kei apple, also with prominent spines on its branches. Probably...

     
  • Durio zibethinus - Durian (pre-germinated)

    Durio zibethinus - Durian (pre-germinated)
    $9.00

    1 seed per pack. Seed is pre-germinated and beginning to sprout. The renowned and infamous durian. A large fruit weighing several pounds, best known for its foul smelling flesh which is relished and esteemed by its many...

     
  • Ehretia rigida - Puzzle Bush
    $2.00

    5 seeds per pack. A mainly ornamental shrub from South Africa featuring attractive orange-red fruits and dense clusters of attractive purple-white flowers. The small fruits have a sweet scent and are popular with birds. They...

     

 

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