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Tropical Fruit

 

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


  • 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 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 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...

     
  • 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 brasiliensis - Grumichama

    Eugenia brasiliensis - Grumichama
    $4.00

    2 seeds per pack. A medium sized fruiting tree from Brazil bearing small, dark purple fruits with an acid, cherry-like flavor. The trees can be prolific in fruiting and survive well in subtropical and tropical areas. Shrubby...

     
  • 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 sp. - Belize Blackberry

    Eugenia sp. - Belize Blackberry
    $4.00

    5 seeds per pack. A desirable Eugenia native to Central America, specifically Belize. The small fruits ripen to deep purple-black, with juicy, tart pulp that is used in beverages, classically rum and other alcoholic drinks...

     
  • 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...

     
  • Eulychnia iquiquensis - Copao

    Eulychnia iquiquensis - Copao
    $3.00

    10 seeds per pack. A rare Eulychnia species, found only in the Atacama Desert of Chile. Like some its relatives, it produces medium sized, fleshy fruits with a nice, acidic flavor. Fruits of Eulychnia species are often found...

     
  • Euterpe oleracea - Acai Palm, Para Dwarf

    Euterpe oleracea - Acai Palm, Para Dwarf
    $4.50

    3 seeds per pack. A popular acai for commercial fruit production. Trees grow shorter (to 20-40 ft) and produce fruit at shorter heights (5 ft). Fruiting is also vigorous. A tropical palm with purple-red fruits having high...

     
  • 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...

     
  • 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...

     
  • Fuchsia paniculata - Shrubby Fuchsia

    Fuchsia paniculata - Shrubby Fuchsia
    $2.00

    25 seeds per pack. Spreading, shrubby Fuchsia, to about 6-12ft. This type produces large clusters of small, pink-white flowers, followed by blueberry-sized, juicy, edible, dark blue colored fruit. Hardy to about 28F. #911...

     
  • 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...


 

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