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Tropical Fruit


  • 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...

     
  • Hornstedtia tomentosa - Wild Ginger
    $2.50

    5 seeds per pack. A wild ginger, native to Java and Borneo. It bears oblong, black, grizzled looking fruits with a pleasant citrusy flavor. Also has ornamental leaves and attractive flowers. Very rare. Little information is...

  • 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...

     
  • Jaltomata bernardelloana - Jaltomata

    Jaltomata bernardelloana - Jaltomata
    $3.00

    10 seeds per pack. A very rare Physalis relative native to a tiny area in the Peruvian Andes. Features bright purple flowers and small, orange fruits that are said to be edible. The fruits look somewhat like ground cherries...

     
  • Jaltomata cajacayensis - Musho

    Jaltomata cajacayensis - Musho
    $3.00

    10 seeds per pack. A very rare Physalis relative bearing smallish, brown-orange berry fruits. The fruits are reportedly edible and have a sweet flavor. The fruits of this and some of its closely related species are gathered...

     
  • Jaltomata procumbens - Jaltomato

    Jaltomata procumbens - Jaltomato
    $2.50

    10 seeds per pack. A rare, shrubby annual with small purple berries that are a bit like Garden Huckleberries. The berries have a sweet flavor and are popularly used in jams and jellies. Shrub to 2-3ft. Grows well in...

     
  • Jaltomata sinuosa - Jaltomata
    $2.50

    10 seeds per pack. Another of several rare Jaltomata species native to South America. Bears tiny orange fruited berries that are said to be edible. A small perennial or annual, sort of similar in growth habit to a ground...

  • Jarilla caudata - Jarilla

    Jarilla caudata - Jarilla
    $5.50

    4 seeds per pack. A rare papaya relative with strange and wonderful fruits that can reach up to 12" wide. The fruits have prominent horns at their end and will ripen to yellow. They are sometimes sold locally in their native...

     
  • Jarilla chocola - Chocola

    Jarilla chocola - Chocola
    $5.50

    4 seeds per pack. An amazingly exotic papaya relative with small pink-red fruits having white flesh and a creamy-acidic flavor. The plant also yields starchy, potato-like tubers. Native to the Pacific coast of Mexico, both...

     
  • Jarilla heterophylla - Granadina
    $6.50

    5 seeds per pack. An obscure relative of the common papaya, this herbaceous perennial bears colorful, purple and yellow oval fruits that grow to about 2.5 cm / 1". The fruits have prominent horns at their end and have a...

     
  • Laurus nobilis - Bay Leaf

    Laurus nobilis - Bay Leaf
    $2.25

    5 seeds per pack. The beautiful and fabled Bay Leaf tree provides the bay leaf of culinary fame. The leaves are highly fragrant and impart a delicious flavor to numerous foods and seasonings. The tree also has an ancient...

     
  • Lepidium meyenii - Maca, Black
    $2.50

    15 seeds per pack. Seeds are from a black rooted variety of maca. A subtropical biennial or annual grown for its fleshy, edible roots. The roots have a variety of edible uses, in making flour, brewing beer, and the leaves...

     
  • Leycesteria formosa - Himalayan Honeysuckle

    Leycesteria formosa - Himalayan Honeysuckle
    $2.00

    25 seeds per pack. Spreading shrub to 4-8ft, producing clusters of dainty white-pink flowers, which are followed by dark purple to brown fruits. The berry-sized fruits reportedly have a caramel-raisin-like flavor, and are...

  • Litsea glaucescens - Mexican Bay

    Litsea glaucescens - Mexican Bay
    $3.00

    3 seeds per pack. Avocado relative native to Mexico. Leaves are extensively used locally as a spice and food flavoring. Bears small purple fruits, not known if they're edible (some Litsea's are). Hardy to at least 32F,...

     
  • Luffa

    Luffa
    $2.00

    (Luffa cylindrica) 15 seeds per pack. Grow your own sponge! Vining melon that produces 12-24" long edible gourds. Fruits can also be dried and the inside membrane used as a sponge, the luffa. Grow as an annual. #510 View...

  • Lycium barbarum - Wolfberry

    Lycium barbarum - Wolfberry
    $2.00

    25 seeds per pack. An important, traditional Chinese fruit and medicinal plant, the wolfberry is a small, red berry born in abundance on a low-growing shrubby tree. Hardy to about 10F. Fruits have a sweetish, slightly...

     
  • Lycium chinense - Goji Berry

    Lycium chinense - Goji Berry
    $2.00

    50 seeds per pack. An important, traditional Chinese fruit and medicinal plant, the goji berry is a small, red berry born in abundance on a low-growing shrubby tree. This species and L. barbarum are extremely similar, with...

     
  • Lycium exsertum - Desert Wolfberry

    Lycium exsertum - Desert Wolfberry
    $2.00

    40 seeds per pack. A small fruited, wild wolfberry, native to the Sonoran Desert of Arizona and northern Mexico. The tiny red berries are edible and reportedly taste somewhat like tomatoes. A shrub, growing up to 8 feet, and...

     
  • Lycium ruthenicum - Black Goji Berry
    $2.00

    30 seeds per pack. A relative of the popular goji berry, this black fruited species bears small, berry-like fruits. Fruits are lesser known than the standard goji, but are popular in China for a number of alleged medicinal...

     
  • Macadamia integrifolia x tetraphylla - Beaumont Macadamia

    Macadamia integrifolia x tetraphylla - Beaumont Macadamia
    $3.00

    2 seeds per pack. Seeds are from the very popular Beaumont variety, known for large crops over longer seasons. It is not known if seeds bear true to the parent variety. Subtropical tree from Australia produces the wonderful...

  • Macadamia integrifolila - Macadamia Nut

    Macadamia integrifolila - Macadamia Nut
    $3.00

    2 seeds per pack. Subtropical tree from Australia produces the wonderful macadamia nut of commerce. Tree will survive temperatures to the mid 20's when mature. #154 Hardy to zone 9b (25 - 30F)View plant database page...

  • Macadamia tetraphylla - Rough Shelled Macadamia

    Macadamia tetraphylla - Rough Shelled Macadamia
    $3.00

    2 seeds per pack. A slightly less common Macadamia Nut, bearing tasty nuts similar to the more common M. integrifolia. A pretty tree, growing to 25-40 ft. Will survive light frosts when mature. Along with M. integrifolia,...

     
  • Mammea americana - Mamey Apple

    Mammea americana - Mamey Apple
    $9.00

    1 seed per pack. Related to the mangosteen, the delightful Mamey bears round, brown fruits up to 8" across. Fruits have a fragrant, tasty apricot-raspberry like flavor. Hardy to some frost. The tree is quite attractive...

     
  • Manilkara hexandra - Khirni
    $2.50

    10 seeds per pack. A lesser-known Sapodilla relative which is native to India. Bears small, cylindrical, 1" fruits that have a pleasant sweet flavor. Fruits are considered a delicacy by many and are sometimes found in the...

     
  • Manilkara zapota - Sapodilla

    Manilkara zapota - Sapodilla
    $2.50

    3 seeds per pack. Meaty fruit with soft, dark brown flesh having a sugary, fruity flavor. The sapodilla tree is also the source of chicle, a sticky latex substance used in chewing gum and industrial applications. The...

     
  • Melothria scabra - Mexican Sour Cucumber

    Melothria scabra - Mexican Sour Cucumber
    $2.00

    15 seeds per pack. An interesting cucurbit bearing grape-sized fruits with the flavor of a cucumber. Native to portions of Mexico, the fruit is also notable for looking much like a miniature watermelon. Fruits can be eaten...

     
  • Mimusops elengi - Spanish Cherry

    Mimusops elengi - Spanish Cherry
    $2.50

    8 seeds per pack. Medium-small, orange-red colored sapote relative with sweet flavored pulp. The flowers are fragrant and sometimes used in perfumes. The Spanish Cherry is a quick grower and provides and abundance of pretty...

  • Mimusops obovata - Coastal Red Milkwood

    Mimusops obovata - Coastal Red Milkwood
    $2.50

    5 seeds per pack. A native African member of the sapote family bearing small, edible red fruits. Grows with a bushy or medium sized tree habit. Found wild in Southern Africa. Plants make attractive ornamental specimens and...

     
  • Mimusops zeyheri - Transvaal Red Milkwood
    $2.00

    5 seeds per pack. A small, orange skinned fruit with edible, sweet flesh having a floury consistency. The fruits are high in vitamin C. A medium sized tree growing to 25-40 ft. Has attractive, leathery leaves and small white...

     

 

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