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Tropical Fruit


  • 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
    $2.00

    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...

     
  • 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...

     
  • Opuntia macrocentra - Purple Prickly Pear

    Opuntia macrocentra - Purple Prickly Pear
    $2.50

    15 seeds per pack. A highly ornamental prickly pear, known for its purple pads, making this one of the one cactus species to produce purple colored pads. Also features bright, ornamental, yellow-red flowers and edible red...

     
  • 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 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...

     
  • 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 alata - Fragrant Granadilla

    Passiflora alata - Fragrant Granadilla
    $3.00

    5 seeds per pack. A stunning passion vine for both flower and fruit. The yellow, egg-shaped fruits can grow to 6" and have a highly aromatic, sweet-flavored pulp. The fruits are prized in many markets of South America. The...

  • 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 foetida - Wild Water Lemon

    Passiflora foetida - Wild Water Lemon
    $2.00

    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...

     
  • Passiflora herbertiana - Native Passion Fruit

    Passiflora herbertiana - Native Passion Fruit
    $2.00

    15 seeds per pack. Rare and endangered in the wild, green-skinned passion fruit. The native passion fruit is one of the only passion fruits native to Australia. Fruits are approximately egg-sized and reports vary on how...

     
  • Passiflora incarnata - Maypop

    Passiflora incarnata - Maypop
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. The hardiest Passion Flower vine, the Maypop can survive temperatures to -10F. Deciduous vines grow to 10-20 feet and feature ornate, frilly, purple-white flowers with the classic passion flower look...

     
  • Passiflora laurifolia - Water Lemon

    Passiflora laurifolia - Water Lemon
    $2.50

    5 seeds per pack. Large fruited Passiflora with flower scented, sweet, juicy pulp. Vine is very fast growing and prefers frost free conditions. Flowers are large, purple colored, with prominent filaments. #133 Hardy to zone...

     
  • Passiflora ligularis - Sweet Granadilla

    Passiflora ligularis - Sweet Granadilla
    $2.00

    8 seeds per pack. One of the better tasting of the passion fruits, produces yellow colored fruits to 3-5" with sweet flavored pulp. Vine is subtropical and will stand mild frosts. Fast-growing. #929 Hardy to zone 10a (30 -...

     
  • Passiflora macrophylla - Tree Passion Flower

    Passiflora macrophylla - Tree Passion Flower
    $3.50

    5 seeds per pack. A bizarre Passiflora and one of only a few species having a tree-like growth habit. Known for its huge leaves, which can reach a few feet in length. Upright growth to 10-20 feet. Flowers are borne directly...

     
  • Passiflora maliformis - Sweet Calabash
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. 2-3", round, yellow skinned passion fruit with delicious, fruity-flavored orange pulp. This species is one of the best tasting of the passion fruits and is cultivated in parts of Central and South America...

     
  • Passiflora nitida - Bell Apple
    $3.50

    3 seeds per pack. A rare and edible passion fruit from the Amazon region. Fruits have some similarities to the water lemon and have tasty, sweet pulp that is eaten fresh or used for juices. Shows typical vigorous Passiflora...

     
  • Passiflora quadrangularis - Giant Granadilla

    Passiflora quadrangularis - Giant Granadilla
    $2.00

    6 seeds per pack. Fast-growing vine bearing huge fruits, up to a foot long, with a sweet edible, passion-fruit-like pulp. Vine is hardy to about 28-32F. Large flowers are highly ornate, colored red, blue, and purple. Pulp is...

     
  • Passiflora tiliifolia - Wild Granadilla
    $4.00

    5 seeds per pack. A very rare yet desirable relative of the Sweet Granadilla, native to rainforest areas of South America. It has rounded, orange-yellow fruits with a nice flavor, similar to that of P. ligularis. Flowers are...

  • Passiflora tripartita mollissima - Banana Passion Fruit

    Passiflora tripartita mollissima - Banana Passion Fruit
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. a.k.a. Passiflora mollissima. Hardy passion flower vine producing 3-5" long, soft, yellow fruits. Fruits are edible and commonly used in beverages. Beautiful pink/red flower is formed on a long stalk. Vine...

  • Pereskia aculeata - Barbados Gooseberry

    Pereskia aculeata - Barbados Gooseberry
    $2.00

    5 seeds per pack. An unusual, spreading shrub that is part of the cactus family. Bears a red-orange, edible fruit with a nice flavor that is quite popular in parts of the Americas. The leaves are edible as well and used as a...

     
  • Phyllanthus acidus - Otaheite Gooseberry

    Phyllanthus acidus - Otaheite Gooseberry
    $3.00

    8 seeds per pack. Small, white colored fruit with juicy acidic pulp. Fruits are borne in large quantities directly off branches. Shrubby tree to 20-30ft, subtropical, should surivive short frosts. Fruits and flowers on and...

     
  • Phyllanthus emblica - Emblic

    Phyllanthus emblica - Emblic
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. A prolific tree bearing 1-2", translucent fruits with a highly acidic pulp. The fruits are esteemed in India and parts of Southeast Asia and often sold in markets, usually flavored with sugar. Trees are...

     
  • Physaliastrum chamaesarachoides - Japanese Physaliastrum

    Physaliastrum chamaesarachoides - Japanese Physaliastrum
    $5.00

    10 seeds per pack. A very rare Physalis relative native to Japan. Bears plump, berry like fruits encased in a papery husk (much like cape gooseberries), with a sugary-tomato like flavor. It is a fairly low growing, shrubby...

     
  • Physalis alkekengi  - Winter Cherry

    Physalis alkekengi - Winter Cherry
    $2.00

    75 seeds per pack. A beautiful ornamental and edible fruit, the Winter Cherry (often labeled as an ornamental--Chinese Lantern), bears small, ground cherry-like fruits that are both edible and medicinal. The ripe fruits have...

     
  • Physalis ixocarpa - Tomatillo

    Physalis ixocarpa - Tomatillo
    $2.00

    100 seeds per pack. Medium sized, green colored fruit closely related to the tomato. Fully ripe fruits are eaten raw, much like tomatoes. The unripe fruits are commonly used in chili's and salsas. Easily grown container...

     
  • Physalis ixocarpa - Yellow Tomatillo

    Physalis ixocarpa - Yellow Tomatillo
    $2.00

    25 seeds per pack. Seeds are from a tasty yellow-ripening variety, with sweet fruits. Fully ripe fruits are eaten raw, much like tomatoes. The unripe fruits are commonly used in chili's and salsas. Easily grown container...

     

 

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