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Tropical Fruit

 

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


  • Musa griersonii - Wild Banana
    $3.00

    5 seeds per pack. A very rare banana species from the Himalayan region. Barely known in the wild, seeds have only recently come available from cultivated collections. A very attractive banana, with typically large leaves and...

     
  • Musa hirta - Bornean Hairy Banana
    $6.00

    4 seeds per pack. A strange and very rare banana with small, juicy fruits that taste somewhat like a kiwi. Native to Borneo, also noteworthy for its colorful pink inflorescence. The fruits are unlike most other bananas in...

     
  • Musa ingens - Giant Banana

    Musa ingens - Giant Banana
    $7.00

    1 seed per pack. This is the fabled gigantic banana, a huge species that can grow to 20 m / 66 ft tall! Leaves can grow to 5 m / 16 ft long, with a stout "trunk" growing a feet in diameter. This is the largest known banana...

     
  • Musa itinerans - Burmese Blue Banana
    $4.00

    5 seeds per pack. A highly unique and colorful banana having iridescent pink-purple-blue fruits. The fruits grow to 4-6" and form in nice clusters. They are used in Thai cooking and are often cooked. The leaves are also...

  • Musa ornata - Bronze Banana

    Musa ornata - Bronze Banana
    $4.25

    5 seeds per pack. A purple-lilac flowered banana with seedy fruits. It grows to only 5-10ft and is great in containers. The large leaves and ornate flowers make this uncommon species a popular one for ornamental cultivation...

     
  • Musa paradisiaca - French Plantain

    Musa paradisiaca - French Plantain
    $4.25

    5 seeds per pack. A beautiful edible and ornamental banana producing a type of sweet plantain fruit. Grows to 10-20ft with huge, cylindrical leaves. This species is sometimes crossed with the more common banana species to...

     
  • Musa sikkimensis - Darjeeling Banana

    Musa sikkimensis - Darjeeling Banana
    $4.00

    5 seeds per pack. A rare and beautiful banana from the Himalaya's. The Darjeeling Banana bears sweet edible fruits but is best known for its spectacular cold tolerance, able to survive temperatures to 10F! Huge ornamental...

     
  • Musa sikkimensis - Red Darjeeling Banana
    $4.00

    10 seeds per pack. Seeds are from a variant of the Darjeeling Banana having gorgeous red striped leaves with red-purple undersides. A rare and beautiful banana from the Himalaya's. The Darjeeling Banana bears sweet edible...

     
  • Musa thomsonii - Wild Indian Banana
    $4.00

    10 seeds per pack. A wild banana from the Himalaya's, bearing 4" fruits with sweet, edible, though seedy pulp. This species shows some cold hardiness and may be suitable in climates down to zone 8b. Fast-growing to several...

     
  • Musa velutina - Pink Velvet Banana

    Musa velutina - Pink Velvet Banana
    $4.00

    10 seeds per pack. An amazing banana species that can flower and fruit in a year from seed and at only a few feet tall! Bears very ornamental, pink-skinned bananas and has beautiful, large pink banana flowers. Has some...

     
  • Musa violacea - Violet Banana
    $4.25

    5 seeds per pack. With its strikingly beautiful, multi-colored blossoms, this unusual banana is sure to be a conversation piece in the garden or greenhouse. Beautiful, large green foliage accents the flowers. Grows to...

     
  • Musa yunnanensis - Yunnan Banana
    $4.00

    5 seeds per pack. An exciting and recently described banana with considerable cold tolerance possibly down to as low as 10F. Grows to 15-25 feet, features large, classic banana leaves and an attractive growth habit. Plants...

     
  • Musa zebrina - Blood Banana

    Musa zebrina - Blood Banana
    $4.00

    6 seeds per pack. One of the most beautiful banana's, the Blood Banana has fiery red and green spotted foliage. Its large banana leaves combined with the beautiful foliage create a striking appearance. Also bears small...

     
  • Musella lasiocarpa - Chinese Yellow Banana

    Musella lasiocarpa - Chinese Yellow Banana
    $4.25

    5 seeds per pack. An amazing and fairly rare ornamental. The Chinese Yellow Banana produces huge, bright yellow blooms that persist on the plant for up to 9 months! Small fruits follow, with sources differing on their...

     
  • Myrciaria dubia - Camu Camu

    Myrciaria dubia - Camu Camu
    $4.00

    1 seed per pack. An Amazon rainforest tree related to the jaboticaba, bearing purple fruits with an extremely high vitamin C content. Flavor is very acidic and the fruits are usually blended into beverages or desserts. Owing...

     
  • Myrtus communis - Myrtle

    Myrtus communis - Myrtle
    $2.00

    15 seeds per pack. Pretty, compact bush or tree with aromatic leaves, bearing almond sized, dark blue fruit. Fruits are eaten and used as spices in the Mediterranean region. Grows well in subtropical climates, hardy to 20F...

     
  • Myrtus communis compacta - Dwarf Myrtle

    Myrtus communis compacta - Dwarf Myrtle
    $2.50

    25 seeds per pack. A dwarf version of the attractive myrtle tree, growing to 3-4ft. Shrubby bush with aromatic leaves, bearing small, dark blue fruit. Fruits are eaten and used as spices in the Mediterranean region. Grows...

     
  • Negrito Manduvi Peanut
    $2.50

    (Arachis hypogaea) 4 seeds per pack. Pack contains four nuts, each of which contain 1-4 seeds. A mini peanut, with dark black-purple wrapped nuts inside the compact shells. Very tasty, fun to grow, and offers something...

     
  • Oncoba spinosa - Fried Egg Tree

    Oncoba spinosa - Fried Egg Tree
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. An attractive ornamental shrub-tree, often grown for its large, white flowers with yellow centers that resemble fried eggs. Bears a hard shelled fruit with edible pulp. The dried fruits are used as rattles...

     
  • Opuntia engelmannii - Engelmann's Prickly Pear

    Opuntia engelmannii - Engelmann's Prickly Pear
    $2.00

    15 seeds per pack. A desert southwestern U.S. native prickly pear. Bears 3" long edible fruits with soft pulp. Features colorful yellow flowers. Fruits are very popular with wildlife. Grows to 4-6 feet, with thick pads and...

     
  • Opuntia ficus-indica - Abancay Orange Cactus Pear

    Opuntia ficus-indica - Abancay Orange Cactus Pear
    $3.50

    10 seeds per pack. Seeds are from a varietal prickly pear cactus found in the Abancay region of Peru, bearing bright orange colored fruits. Bears plump, orange fruits with lots of sweet flesh that is commonly used to flavor...

     
  • Opuntia ficus-indica - Grande de Wari Cactus Pear

    Opuntia ficus-indica - Grande de Wari Cactus Pear
    $3.50

    10 seeds per pack. Seeds are from a varietal prickly pear cactus found in the Abancay region of Peru. Bears plump, red fruits with lots of sweet flesh that is commonly used to flavor drinks but can also be eaten out of hand...

     
  • Pachycereus pringlei - Cardon Cactus

    Pachycereus pringlei - Cardon Cactus
    $2.00

    20 seeds per pack. One of the tallest cactus species in the world, the Cardon can reach 60ft in the wild. Growth and overall appearance has similarities to the beautiful Saguaro. Bears an edible fruit that was an important...

     
  • Pachyrhizus erosus - Jicama

    Pachyrhizus erosus - Jicama
    $2.50

    15 seeds per pack. A vining plant native to Mexico that can reach 10-15ft but is best known for its large roots which can weigh up to 40 pounds. The starchy roots are edible, having a sweet flavor that is usually eaten raw...

     
  • Pandanus utilis - Screw Pine

    Pandanus utilis - Screw Pine
    $2.50

    2 seeds per pack. Shore loving shrubby tree with long, pretty leaves native to Madagascar and a few African islands. Fruit is segmented, and looks much like a pineapple when still on the tree. The plant has both edible...

     
  • Parkia biglandulosa - African Locust Bean
    $2.50

    6 seeds per pack. a.k.a. Badminton Ball Tree. A fairly common tropical tree often grown for its edible pod fruits which have sweet yellow pulp and edible seeds. The seeds are high in proteins and fat and are usually boiled...

     
  • Parkia timoriana - Tree Bean
    $2.50

    5 seeds per pack. A fairly well-known tropical tree, appreciated for its edible seeds, which are often roasted for snacking. The pods are popularly used in cooking and curries. A tall tree to 30 m / 100 ft. Ornamental as...

     
  • Parmentiera aculeata - Guajilote

    Parmentiera aculeata - Guajilote
    $3.00

    6 seeds per pack. Yellow, cone shaped, waxy skinned fruit about 4-6" long, related to the candle stick tree. Fruits are sweet and when raw, resemble sugarcane in flavor. Tree is not too picky about climatic requirements, and...

     
  • Parthenocissus semicordata - Hiamalaya Grape
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. A fairly uncommon vine from the Himalaya's, bearing small, purple-black fruits that are said to be edible. Loosely related to the common grape, it does well in warmer temperate climates. Fruits are sweet...

     
  • Passiflora auriculata - Black Passion Fruit
    $3.00

    5 seeds per pack. An ornate flowered vine from Central America with cream-yellow-green colored flowers followed by small black fruits. The black fruits may be edible, but are of unknown quality. Fast growing, to several feet...

     
  • Passiflora caerulea - Blue Passion Flower

    Passiflora caerulea - Blue Passion Flower
    $2.00

    15 seeds per pack. Very hardy passion flower vine to 10F. Fast-growing, vigorous vine produces beautiful white/blue flowers with a strong fruity-minty scent much like feijoa fruits. Flowers are followed by medium sized...

     
  • Passiflora edulis - Frederick Passion Fruit

    Passiflora edulis - Frederick Passion Fruit
    $2.50

    10 seeds per pack. Seeds are from the Frederick variety, producing huge fruits with purple-red skin and growing to 3-5". Note that as with most varietal strains, seeds may not produce true to the parent. Fruits have a...

     
  • Passiflora edulis - Purple Passion Fruit

    Passiflora edulis - Purple Passion Fruit
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. The passion fruit of commerce. Produces a 2-4" purple fruit with wonderful tasting bright orange pulp. Fruit can be eaten fresh or used to flavor drinks, ice cream, sauces, etc. Fast-growing vine, can...

     
  • Passiflora edulis - Purple Possum Passion Fruit

    Passiflora edulis - Purple Possum Passion Fruit
    $2.50

    10 seeds per pack. Seeds are from the Purple Possum variety. A giant fruited Passion Fruit, with heavy, pulp-laden fruits that ripen to purple-red. A popular production variety in warmer areas. Vines grow fast and bear...

     
  • Passiflora edulis var. flavicarpa - Lilikoi

    Passiflora edulis var. flavicarpa - Lilikoi
    $2.00

    15 seeds per pack. Yellow variety of the passion fruit. Fruit is larger than the standard purple variety. Grown extensively in Hawaii. Fast-growing vine is less hardy than the purple passion fruit. #112 Hardy to zone 10a (30...

     
  • Passiflora foetida - Wild Water Lemon

    Passiflora foetida - Wild Water Lemon
    $2.50

    5 seeds per pack. A beautiful and easy to grow Passiflora with bright purple-white flowers and small red ripening fruit. Fruits are not usually eaten but do have some pulp. Flowers have a pleasant, minty scent. Hardy to...

     

 

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