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Tropical Fruit


  • 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...

     
  • Eugenia stipitata - Araca Boi

    Eugenia stipitata - Araca Boi
    $4.50

    1 seed per pack. Delicious, acidic fruit native to South America, but as yet little know. Often used to make juices and flavorings, it is a tropical species, with unknown hardiness. Fruits grow to 4-6" in size. Seeds are...

     
  • 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

    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...

     
  • Euterpe oleracea - Acai Palm, Para Dwarf

    Euterpe oleracea - Acai Palm, Para Dwarf
    $4.50

    3 seeds per pack. Seeds are pre-germinated and beginning to sprout. 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...

     
  • 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...

     
  • 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...

     
  • Fuchsia splendens - Fuchsia

    Fuchsia splendens - Fuchsia
    $3.00

    20 seeds per pack. Cloud forest fuchsia bearing 1" whitish fruits with a sweet, lemon-like flavor. Flowers are tubular, ornate, with orange-red-green color. Low growing shrub, to 2-4ft, hardy to the low to mid 20's (F). #777...

     
  • 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 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 humilis - Bolivian Mangosteen

    Garcinia humilis - Bolivian Mangosteen
    $6.00

    1 seed per pack. a.k.a. Achachairu. A small fruited relative of the mangosteen, having egg-shaped, orange fruits with a tasty sweet and sour flavor that has been described like lemonade. Small tree, can fruit heavily...

     
  • Garcinia intermedia - Lemon Drop Mangosteen

    Garcinia intermedia - Lemon Drop Mangosteen
    $2.50

    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 lanceifolia - Garcinia lanceifolia
    $4.00

    1 seed per pack. A southeast Asian Garcinia, producing small, red skinned fruits that are edible, with a tart flavor. Probably most common in Thailand, but overall the fruit is lesser known. Small tree, flourishes in...

     
  • Garcinia livingstonei - Imbe

    Garcinia livingstonei - Imbe
    $4.50

    1 seed per pack. Small-fruited relative of the mangosteen having a tasty, tart flavor. Fruits are orange, grow to 2" and a single tree can produce hundreds of fruits a season. Trees grow to 10-15ft, hardy to about 26F...

     
  • 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...

     
  • 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...

  • Glycosmis pentaphylla - Orange Berry

    Glycosmis pentaphylla - Orange Berry
    $3.00

    2 seeds per pack. a.k.a. Gin Berry. Translucent pink berry with juicy, sweet pulp. Pleasant to look at and to taste, the small fruits can be used as flavorings in beverages. Small to medium sized tree. Hardy to 25F. Seeds...

     
  • Gnetum macrostachyum - Gnetum
    $3.50

    3 seeds per pack. A woody vine and part of the conifer group, bearing bright red fruits with seeds that are edible after roasting. This species is quite rare, but has a number of fruiting similarities to the more common...

     
  • 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 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 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...

     
  • 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,...

     

 

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