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Tropical Fruit

 

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


  • 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 ligularis - Sweet Granadilla

    Passiflora ligularis - Sweet Granadilla
    $2.00

    10 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 mathewsii alba - Passion Flower

    Passiflora mathewsii alba - Passion Flower
    $3.00

    7 seeds per pack. Seeds are from a rare white flowered form of Passiflora mathewsii. P. mathewsii is one of a number of Tacsonia passion flowers, suited to cool, subtropical climates. Fast-growing vine, hardy to mild frosts...

     
  • 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 tarminiana - Banana Passion Fruit

    Passiflora tarminiana - Banana Passion Fruit
    $2.50

    10 seeds per pack. One of a couple of very closely related Banana Passion Fruits. Most notable for its fully opening and lighter colored flowers (as compared to P. tripartita). Bears long, green to yellow ripening fruits...

     
  • 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...

     
  • Phyllanthus niruri - Jarmala
    $2.00

    15 seeds per pack. A short (2-3ft), annual herb with numerous medicinal uses. Pretty much all parts of the plant have been used medicinally, from treatments for jaundice to a topical healing aid and possbile anti-viral use...

     
  • 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 costomatl - Cotztomatl

    Physalis costomatl - Cotztomatl
    $2.25

    10 seeds per pack. An rare Physalis native to tropical America. Produces small gound cherry-like fruits with a mild, sweet flavor. The plant is a small annual, growing to a few feet. Growth habit is similar to common...

     
  • Physalis ixocarpa - Purple de Milpa Tomatillo

    Physalis ixocarpa - Purple de Milpa Tomatillo
    $2.00

    40 seeds per pack. A more common purple fruited tomatillo, with 1" fruits that ripen to purple, blushed with green and yellow. The fruits store well and are popularly used in salsas. Very easy to grow. Medium sized plants...

     
  • Physalis ixocarpa - Purple Tomatillo

    Physalis ixocarpa - Purple Tomatillo
    $2.00

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

     
  • Physalis ixocarpa - Rio Verde Grande Tomatillo

    Physalis ixocarpa - Rio Verde Grande Tomatillo
    $2.00

    50 seeds per pack. Maybe the largest tomatillo variety, Rio Grande bears fat fruits up to 3-4 ounces. Very nice yields and classic tomatillo flavor. Medium sized plants may need staking due to fruit size. Annual. #3507

     
  • 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...

     
  • Physalis minima - Sunberry

    Physalis minima - Sunberry
    $2.00

    15 seeds per pack. A short annual bearing cape gooseberry-like fruits with a pleasant, earthy sweet acidic flavor kind of like a ground cherry. The fruits are surrounded by papery husks and grow to the size of a cherry...

     
  • Physalis peruviana - Ayacucho Giant Cape Gooseberry

    Physalis peruviana - Ayacucho Giant Cape Gooseberry
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. A varietal cape gooseberry, recently found in the Ayacucho region of Peru by plant explorer J. Simcox. It bears plump fruits, larger in size than standard cape gooseberries, with excellent, sweet flavor...

     
  • Physalis peruviana - Cape Gooseberry

    Physalis peruviana - Cape Gooseberry
    $2.00

    25 seeds per pack. Tomato relative producing orange colored fruits about the size of a cherry tomato. Flesh has tomato texture and consistency with hints of tomato flavor combined with pineapple. Easy to grow as a perennial...

     
  • Physalis peruviana - Poha

    Physalis peruviana - Poha
    $2.00

    100 seeds per pack. A popular berry of Hawaii, the Poha is more or less the same as the Cape Gooseberry, though often listed as a different variety. Seeds are from the Hawaiian strain. Fruits grow to the size of a cherry...

     
  • Physalis pruinosa - Aunt Molly's Ground Cherry

    Physalis pruinosa - Aunt Molly's Ground Cherry
    $2.00

    50 seeds per pack. A famous heirloom of the ground cherry, Aunt Molly's bears golden orange fruits with a clean citrus-like ground cherry flavor. Fruits can be eaten fresh or used in desserts and salads. Small, shrubby...

     
  • Physalis pruinosa - Ground Cherry

    Physalis pruinosa - Ground Cherry
    $2.00

    100 seeds per pack. Tomato relative producing orange colored fruits about the size of a cherry tomato. Flesh has tomato texture and consistency with hints of tomato flavor combined with pineapple. Plant as perennial or...

     
  • Physalis pubescens - Goldie Ground Cherry

    Physalis pubescens - Goldie Ground Cherry
    $2.00

    40 seeds per pack. A prolific variety of ground cherry bearing medium sized fruits that ripen to a golden yellow. Fruits have an excellent and very sweet flavor, with a hint of strawberry and pineapple. Plants can grow to a...

     
  • Physalis pubescens - Pineapple Ground Cherry

    Physalis pubescens - Pineapple Ground Cherry
    $2.00

    40 seeds per pack. Cossack variety. Cape goosberry relative with cherry-tomato sized fruits having a pineapple-tomato flavor. Plants grow to 2-4ft. Grow as an annual or perennial. #918

  • Physalis sp. - Giant Cape Gooseberry

    Physalis sp. - Giant Cape Gooseberry
    $2.00

    15 seeds per pack. A large growing and large-fruiting cape gooseberry, popular for commercial growing in South America. Plants can grow to 3-4 feet. Fruits have a great pineapple-tomato flavor. Grow as an annual or perennial...

     
  • Pilosocereus chrysacanthus - Golden Old Man Cactus
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. A fairly tall tree-like cactus, growing up to 15-25 feet. Has a nice edible fruit, with deep, neon-purple flesh. Grows well in all typical cactus climates. Hardy to some light frosts. #3947 We need your...

     
  • Piper aduncum - Matico

    Piper aduncum - Matico
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. A relative of Black Pepper, most known for its fruits which are used for flavoring and as a substitute for Long Pepper. Unlike many Piper species the Matico is not a vine, but a small, shrubby tree. Large...

     
  • Piper auritum - Mexican Pepperleaf

    Piper auritum - Mexican Pepperleaf
    $3.00

    15 seeds per pack. a.k.a. Root Beer Plant. A perennial herb related to the true Black Pepper plant, Mexican Pepperleaf is prized for cooking throughout Mexico and Central America. It is best recognized for its huge leaves...

     
  • Piper longum - Long Pepper
    $2.50

    10 seeds per pack. A popular seasoning pepper in India, portions of Asia and Africa. Long Pepper has a flavor similar to standard black pepper, though spicier, as well as a storied history in the spice trade. Similar growth...

  • Piper peepuloides - Long Pepper

    Piper peepuloides - Long Pepper
    $3.00

    10 seeds per pack. An ultra-exotic Black Pepper relative from the Himalaya region. The fruits are used as an edible spice and both fruits and roots are used medicinally. The spice is virtually unknown in much of the world...

     
  • Pithecellobium dulce - Manila Tamarind

    Pithecellobium dulce - Manila Tamarind
    $2.50

    10 seeds per pack. a.k.a. Guamuchil. A popular tropical tree that also does well in arid climates. Bears leguminous fruits with sweet, white pulp that is popular raw on as a flavoring for drinks. The tree is popularly...

     

 

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