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Tropical Fruit


  • 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 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. Coming Soon!...

  • 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...

     
  • 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...

     
  • 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
    $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...

     
  • 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 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...

  • 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...

     
  • 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...

     
  • 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 intermedia - Lemon Mangosteen

    Garcinia intermedia - Lemon Mangosteen
    $3.50

    1 seed per pack. A tasty and rare mangosteen relative bearing 1", rounded, yellow fruits with an aromatic and sour flavor. Fruits grow on a small bushy tree that can grow to 10-20ft. Unknown hardiness. Should do well in...

     
  • Garcinia kola - Bitter Kola
    $4.50

    1 seed per pack. A West African Garcinia, related to mangosteen, most known for its uses in traditional medicine. The seeds, as well as the fruit, nuts and bark are used. The medium sized fruits are sour, but said to be...

     
  • Garcinia sp. - Mexican Garcinia
    $6.00

    1 seed per pack. A newly discovered Garcinia from Mexico. Related to the gamboge and mangosteen, this unknown species bears medium sized fruits that ripen to orange-yellow. Fruits have a very nice, sub-acid flavor. Growth...

     
  • 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...

     
  • Greigia sphacelata - Hardy Pineapple
    $5.00

    4 seeds per pack. A large bromeliad producing delicious fruits known as chupones. The fruits are said to have a wonderful flavor combining pineapple with coconut and kiwi. Native to Chile, will grow in areas with mild frosts...

  • 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...

     

 

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