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Tropical Fruit


  • Elaeocarpus lanceifolius - Himalayan Olive
    $2.50

    2 seeds per pack. An interesting and edible fruit from the Himalayan region. Bears small apple-sized fruits with glossy, pale green skin containing green, oily flesh surrounding a single seed. Fruits supposedly have an...

     
  • 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...

  • 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 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...

     
  • Eriobotyra japonica - Loquat

    Eriobotyra 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 axillaris - White Stopper
    $2.50

    3 seeds per pack. A native Floridian Eugenia, bearing small, red to purple berries that are possibly edible. The fruits are mainly popular with birds and the plant makes a nice landscape hedge. It features seasonal, fragrant...

     
  • Eugenia luschnathiana - Pitomba

    Eugenia luschnathiana - Pitomba
    $4.00

    1 seed per pack. Orange fruit, 1-2" long having sweet aromatic flesh. The pitomba is a surinam cherry relative and their culture is similar. Small bush or tree up to 20ft. Will survive short frosts. Seeds are fresh, cannot...

     
  • Eugenia reinwardtiana - Cedar Bay Cherry

    Eugenia reinwardtiana - Cedar Bay Cherry
    $3.00

    1 seed per pack. 1-1.5" around, bright red fruit with a juicy berry/grape-like flavor. Grows on a small bush or tree, often to only 10 ft tall. Subtropical, will survive to 30F. Easily container grown. Seeds are fresh,...

     
  • Eugenia uniflora - Surinam Cherry

    Eugenia uniflora - Surinam Cherry
    $3.50

    4 seeds per pack. Seeds are from mixed, large fruited red varieties. Cherry sized fruit with a sweet flavor. Trees can be very prolific if conditions are right. Hardy to the upper 20's when mature. Grows on a small tree or...

     
  • Eulychnia acida - Copao
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. A medium height cactus covered with long, thin spines. Notable for its scaly, green, juicy edible fruits which have a tasty, acidic flavor. The fruits are sold commercially in Chile. Probably has some...

     
  • Euterpe oleracea - Acai Palm

    Euterpe oleracea - Acai Palm
    $3.00

    3 seeds per pack. A majestic tropical palm and the source of the now popular Acai fruit. The red fruits have come under serious investigation by nutritional beverage and food makers for their high vitamin and nutrition...

     
  • Fastigata Pin Striped Peanut

    Fastigata Pin Striped Peanut
    $2.50

    (Arachis hypogaea) 4 seeds per pack. An exotic peanut from Ecuador, producing ornate, striped red nuts of varying intensity. The shells have a characteristic, ridged look, but the red-streaked nuts are what sets this apart...

  • Feijoa sellowiana - Feijoa

    Feijoa sellowiana - Feijoa
    $2.50

    10 seeds per pack. Oval shaped green fruit with highly aromatic, perfume smelling flesh tasting like a combination of guava, strawberry, pineapple, and mint. Eaten fresh or in salads and drinks. Small shrub produces an...

  • Ferocactus pilosus - Mexican Fire Barrel Cactus
    $2.00

    20 seeds per pack. An attractive ornamental barrel cactus showing some columnar growth too. Appreciated for its fire-red colored spines, giving the whole plant a fiery tint. The flower buds are edible as well. Hardy to mild...

     
  • Flacourtia indica - Governor's Plum
    $3.00

    5 seeds per pack. A small tropical tree bearing berry-like fruits that have the look and texture of a standard plum. Fruits are eaten fresh, but are mostly popular for jams and jellies. Trees bear quite heavily. Trees are...

     
  • Flacourtia inermis - Louvi

    Flacourtia inermis - Louvi
    $3.00

    10 seeds per pack. Dark purple fruit looking much like a large grape. Fruits are often cooked into desserts or used to make preserves. The tree is ornamental and new growth spurts are quite pretty. #190 View plant database...

     
  • Fuchsia boliviana - Bolivian Fuchsia

    Fuchsia boliviana - Bolivian Fuchsia
    $2.00

    25 seeds per pack. Beautiful red-pink flowered fuchsia with edible fruits once popular with the Incas, now occasionally sold locally in South America. This fuchsia is best known for its long, trumpet-like flowers which form...

  • Fuchsia boliviana Alba - White Bolivian Fuchsia

    Fuchsia boliviana Alba - White Bolivian Fuchsia
    $2.00

    25 seeds per pack. Beautiful white and pink flowered fuchsia with edible fruits once popular with the Incas, now occasionally sold locally in South America. This fuchsia is best known for its long, trumpet-like flowers which...

  • Fuchsia magellanica - Hardy Fuchsia

    Fuchsia magellanica - Hardy Fuchsia
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. A very popular species of Fuchsia, widely used in the creation of various horticultural hybrids. The species is noteworthy for showing some frost tolerance. Features attractive, multi-colored flowers and...

  • Fuchsia regia - Brazilian Fuchsia

    Fuchsia regia - Brazilian Fuchsia
    $2.00

    25 seeds per pack. An interesting ornamental fuchsia best known for its vining habit. Can also take on a lower, shrub-like form. The pretty purple-red flowers are produced in nice clusters and have the classic fuchsia look...

  • Galapagos Island Tomato

    Galapagos Island Tomato
    $2.00

    25 seeds per pack. This is very closely related to Solanum cheesmanii and sometimes known as S. cheesmanii var minor. A wild tomato found only on the Galapagos Islands. Bears small cherry-like fruits that ripen to orange...

     
  • Garcinia cowa - Cowa
    $3.50

    1 seed per pack. An Indian Garcinia, with edible, yellow fruits that have a sour flavor. The fruits have some popularity in parts of India, and in addition to fresh eating are processed into preserves. Medium sized tree,...

     
  • Garcinia dulcis - Mundu
    $3.50

    1 seed per pack. A yellow fruited mangosteen relative, bearing some similarities to the gamboge. The fruits are sweet, with a sour overtone and are often collected from wild trees in some southeast Asian countries where they...

     
  • Garcinia gerardii - Forest Mangosteen
    $3.00

    3 seeds per pack. An interesting mangosteen relative native to India. It bears small yellow fruits that can grow up to an inch across. The tree has some medicinal uses as well as being an attractive ornamental. The fruits...

     
  • Garcinia gummi-gata - Malabar Tamarind
    $3.00

    1 seed per pack. A ribbed, green colored fruit, native to India, but also found in tropical southeast Asia and Africa. The fruits are traditionally used in curries. Recently the fruit gained attention for dubious weight loss...

     
  • Garcinia pedunculata - Bar Thekera
    $3.00

    1 seed per pack. An interesting Garcinia from India with greenish fruits that are eaten fresh but most popularly sun-dried. The dried fruits are used in a number of cooked meals and as a seasoning. Small to medium sized...

     
  • Garcinia schomburgkiana - Madan
    $4.00

    2 seeds per pack. A mangosteen relative native to Thailand. Bears green, edible fruits that are said to have a sour flavor. Short tree, similar in growth habit to other Garcinia's. Unknown frost tolerance. #3968 We need your...

     
  • Gardenia erubescens - West African Gardenia
    $3.50

    5 seeds per pack. An exotic gardenia native to West Africa. The fruits are supposedly edible and eaten locally in areas where the plant is native, though little information about their uses is available. Features ornamental...

     
  • Genipa americana - Genip

    Genipa americana - Genip
    $3.00

    4 seeds per pack. Large brown fruit with edible pulp flavored somewhat like an apple or quince. Tropical tree, likes humid climates, probably not frost hardy. Popular in parts of the Caribbean and South America and used for...

     
  • Grewia hexamita - Giant Raisin Bush
    $2.50

    5 seeds per pack. Closely related to the other edible raisin bushes, but having large fruits that are 2-3 times the size of its relatives. The fruits ripen to red-brown. Tree shows shrubby growth to several feet. Care is...

     
  • Grewia lasiocarpa - Forest Raisin
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. A near relative of the raisin bush, this fast-growing, shrubby tree is native to southern Africa. Bears small fruits that are very popular with birds, but also have a number of edible human uses. Like the...

     
  • Grewia occidentalis - Lavender Star Flower

    Grewia occidentalis - Lavender Star Flower
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. A South African native, grown both for its colorful blossoms as well as its small fruits. Lavender, star-shaped blossoms are the main attraction which the shrub produces profusely through warm seasons...

     
  • Guazuma ulmifolia - West Indian Elm

    Guazuma ulmifolia - West Indian Elm
    $2.00

    15 seeds per pack. An interesting tropical tree, found widely throughout the Caribbean and parts of Central and South America. The tree is best known for its wide ranging medicinal applications as well as its use in...

     

 

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