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Tropical Fruit


  • 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...

     
  • 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 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 rhodocalyx - Tako

    Diospyros rhodocalyx - Tako
    $2.50

    10 seeds per pack. An interesting Diospyros from the India-China region. It bears edible, orange-yellow persimmon-like fruits, which may or may not have a good flavor (sources vary). This species is most popularly and...

     
  • 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 scabrida - Monkey Plum
    $2.00

    8 seeds per pack. A shrubby South African native, producing small red berry fruits enveloped in a balloon-like capsule. The fruits are edible, but the tree is usually grown as an ornamental, both for the fruits as well as...

     
  • 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 hebecarpa - Ketembilla

    Dovyalis hebecarpa - Ketembilla
    $2.00

    8 seeds per pack. Small tree or shrub producing profuse amounts of 1" round fruit. Fruit has velvety skin and an acidic flavor that is usually used in juices, preserves, and as flavoring. The ketembilla is very fast-growing...

     
  • Elaeagnus philippinensis - Lingaro

    Elaeagnus philippinensis - Lingaro
    $3.00

    5 seeds per pack. An attractive ornamental shrub bearing tiny red fruits that have a tasty currant or cherry-like flavor. Grows to several feet, shows nice drought tolerance. The attractive semi-glossy leaves are brushed...

     
  • Elettaria cardamomum - Cardamom

    Elettaria cardamomum - Cardamom
    $2.25

    10 seeds per pack. A clumping ginger relative bearing the important spice cardamom, used in curries and as a flavoring in a vast array of foods. Cardamom grows to 4-8ft and is hardy to the mid 30's (F). Flowering and...

     
  • Englerophytum magaliesmontanum - Stamvrug

    Englerophytum magaliesmontanum - Stamvrug
    $2.00

    5 seeds per pack. A small fruited shrub that is part of the sapote family, native to southern Africa. It bears berry-like fruits with a small amount of edible, sweet and tasty flesh. The tree is also produces a type of latex...

  • Ensete glaucum - Snow Banana

    Ensete glaucum - Snow Banana
    $4.00

    5 seeds per pack. A mainly ornamental banana and possibly the hardiest of all Ensete and banana species. The Snow Banana is a gorgeous plant with huge green leaves growing to several feet long, having red veins. The tubers...

     
  • Ensete superbum - Cliff Banana

    Ensete superbum - Cliff Banana
    $3.00

    5 seeds per pack. An attractive cold-hardy banana, with huge leaves that can grow to a few feet on a plant growing up to 10-12 ft tall. Native to mountainous areas of Northern India. Bears triangular fruits that are edible,...

     
  • Ensete ventricosum - Abyssinian Banana

    Ensete ventricosum - Abyssinian Banana
    $4.00

    5 seeds per pack. A popular ornamental plant that is closely related to the edible banana. Known for its huge leaves, which fan out from the top and grow to several feet long. Can produce small, banana-like fruits which are...

     
  • Eriobotrya japonica - Loquat

    Eriobotrya japonica - Loquat
    $3.00

    8 seeds per pack. Medium sized, yellow-orange, soft-fleshy fruit with a sweet flavor having some similarities to a peach or apricot. Trees are hardy to 12-15F. Fruits are wonderful for eating fresh or using for dessert...

     
  • Eryngium foetidum - Culantro

    Eryngium foetidum - Culantro
    $2.00

    500 seeds per pack. A tropical perennial or temperate annual, the aromatic culantro plant is used extensively in many regional Asian cuisines. Spicy-like flavor, a bit akin to cilantro, with which it is often confused. Easy...

  • Escontria chiotilla - Chiotilla Cactus
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. A tree-like cactus that grow up to 20 feet high. Has small red fruits that are edible, with tasty, sweet pulp. Reminiscent of a mini dragon fruit. Shows some mild frost tolerance. #3942 We need your help...

     
  • Euclea undulata - Small-leafed Guarri
    $2.00

    5 seeds per pack. A common, shrubby tree from interior portions of Southern Africa. Bears small fruits that are said to be edible, though not necessarily tasty. The tree is also harvested for its heartwood and has a number...

     
  • Eugenia calycina - Savannah Pitanga
    $6.00

    1 seed per pack. Recently classified as likely the same species as Eugenia involucrata, this nonetheless shows distinct (albeit similar) features in fruiting and growth. If anything, this could end up a subspecies of E...

  • Eugenia coronata - Eugenia coronata

    Eugenia coronata - Eugenia coronata
    $3.00

    1 seed per pack. Native African Eugenia bearing small, 1/2" black, fleshy fruits. The fruits ripen from green to red and then black. A single bush can bear hundreds to thousands of fruits. Little information is available...

     
  • Eugenia myrcianthes - Uvaia do Campo
    $6.00

    1 seed per pack. a.k.a. Hexachlamys edulis. An interesting Eugenia relative from South America, bearing 2" / 5 cm edible fruits having a peach-like flavor. The fruits are quite juicy, with some tartness, and ripen to...

     
  • Eugenia selloi - Pitangatuba

    Eugenia selloi - Pitangatuba
    $5.00

    1 seed per pack. a.k.a. Eugenia neonitida. Very rare tropical fruit related to the surinam cherry. Bears yellow-orange fruits that are similar in basic appearance to the surinam cherry, but two times the size. Flavor is...

     

 

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