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Tropical Fruit


  • 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...

     
  • 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

    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

    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...

     
  • Flacourtia jangomans - Indian Coffee Plum

    Flacourtia jangomans - Indian Coffee Plum
    $2.50

    10 seeds per pack. A commonly cultivated door yard tree in Southeast Asia and India, bearing cherry-sized, juicy fruits that are often eaten fresh or used in juices and curries. The fruits have a tangy flavor. Small,...

     
  • 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...

     
  • Galapagos Island Tomato

    Galapagos Island Tomato
    $2.00

    (Solanum cheesmanii) 25 seeds per pack. A wild tomato, native to the Galapagos Islands, purported to be a popular food source of the famous Galapagos Island Turtles. Fruits are small, similar to a small cherry tomato, and...

     
  • 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

    Garcinia dulcis - Mundu
    $4.00

    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 forbesii - Kundong
    $5.00

    1 seed per pack. Could be Garcinia parvifolia. Produces small red fruits with delicious white pulp, sort of like a mini-mangosteen. Tropical tree, no frost tolerance. The fruits are relished in their native Borneo, but are...

     
  • 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 madruno - Charichuelo

    Garcinia madruno - Charichuelo
    $4.00

    1 seed per pack. a.k.a. Garcinia acuminata. An interesting mangosteen relative bearing small yellow fruits that look a bit like a bumpy lemon. The fruits contain soft white pulp with a mild acidic flavor that has been...

     
  • Garcinia schomburgkiana - Madan

    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 Photo...

     
  • Garcinia xanthochymus - Gamboge

    Garcinia xanthochymus - Gamboge
    $3.50

    1 seed per pack. Yellow fruited mangosteen relative with fruits 3" across, having a white-yellow, juicy, acidic-sweet pulp. Tree is hardy to brief frosts, grows in both subtropical and tropical climates. Trees tend to be...

     
  • 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 asiatica - Phalsa

    Grewia asiatica - Phalsa
    $2.25

    6 seeds per pack. Small fruit native to India. Extremely popular in parts of India and Southeast Asia, often as a beverage producing fruit. Grows on a small bush, hardy to the upper 20's. #921 View plant database page...

     
  • 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...

     
  • Grewia oppositifolia - Bihul
    $2.00

    8 seeds per pack. An Indian native Grewia, probably best known for its bright yellow, ornamental flowers. The flowers are much like the popular starflower, but with different coloring. Also produces tiny fruits that are said...

     
  • 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...

     
  • Hamelia patens - Mexican Firebush

    Hamelia patens - Mexican Firebush
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. A small, shrubby bush, with little, red-purple colored edible fruits. Also noteworthy for its fire-red/orange blossoms which are popular with hummingbirds and butterflies. Grows to 3-6 feet. Hardy to mild...

     
  • Harpephyllum caffrum - Kaffir Plum

    Harpephyllum caffrum - Kaffir Plum
    $2.00

    7 seeds per pack. Small, red fruit with a nice, tart-acid flavor. Fruits are eaten fresh or used in jellies. Tree is hardy to the mid 20's, grows to 15-25ft. A native of South Africa. Leaves are glossy and form in multiple...

     
  • Harrisia bonplandii - Queen of the Night
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. A cactus native to South America, bearing fairly large, edible fruits that have a lot similarities to the dragon fruit. The fruits ripen to bright pink-red, with sweet, white pulp. Also features large,...

     
  • Hibiscus sabdariffa - Roselle

    Hibiscus sabdariffa - Roselle
    $2.50

    25 seeds per pack. A plant of many edible uses, the roselle is also a pretty, ornamental type of hibiscus. The bright red calyces are widely used to flavor beverages and color foods. The popular Latin American beverage...

     
  • Hylocereus undatus  - Dragon Fruit, Red

    Hylocereus undatus - Dragon Fruit, Red
    $2.50

    12 seeds per pack. Large, strangely shaped red fruit with sweet flavored pulp. The fruit has recently become a popular flavoring for beverages and there is much interest in growing the fruit as a commercial crop. This is the...

     
  • Hylocereus undatus - Dragon Fruit, White

    Hylocereus undatus - Dragon Fruit, White
    $2.00

    25 seeds per pack. Large, strangely shaped red fruit with sweet flavored pulp. The fruit has recently become a popular flavoring for beverages and there is much interest in growing the fruit as a commercial crop. This is the...

     
  • Hymenaea courbaril - Jatoba

    Hymenaea courbaril - Jatoba
    $4.00

    2 seeds per pack. A well known tree throughout much of tropical America. Yields hard fruit pods with edible flesh and beautiful hardwood that is used in fine woodworking and furniture. The pulp has a stinky odor, but a sweet...

     
  • Ilex paraguariensis - Yerba Mate

    Ilex paraguariensis - Yerba Mate
    $2.50

    15 seeds per pack. A subtropical holly, native to South America and the source of the famous yerba mate tea. The dried leaves and twigs are steeped into tea. A shrubby, small to medium sized tree up to 15-30 ft. Not hardy to...

     
  • Illicium verum - Star Anise

    Illicium verum - Star Anise
    $3.00

    10 seeds per pack. Small Asian-native tree which yields the spice star anise. The spice is used in a wide variety of dishes and the tree itself has a number of medicinal uses. Related to the magnolia, the tree is also a...

     
  • Irvingia malayana - Wild Almond

    Irvingia malayana - Wild Almond
    $3.00

    2 seeds per pack. A large tree native to the southeast Asia region, bearing plum-sized fruits with sweet edible pulp and large, edible seeds. The seeds are roasted for eating and the wood is extremely hard, being used in...

     

 

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