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Tropical Fruit


  • Rhus ovata - Sugar Bush

    Rhus ovata - Sugar Bush
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. A shrub native to the southwestern United States and Northern Mexico. Similar to the lemonade berry, it bears small, flattened fruits with sticky skin encasing a single seed. The fruits can be used to make...

     
  • Rollinia deliciosa - Biriba

    Rollinia deliciosa - Biriba
    $2.00

    3 seeds per pack. a.k.a. Rollinia mucosa. Large yellow skinned fruit usually weighing several pounds. Flesh is creamy white, with an excellent sweet-cream flavor. Tree is small or medium sized, will stand brief frosts...

     
  • Rosenbergiodendron formosum - Blackberry Jam Fruit

    Rosenbergiodendron formosum - Blackberry Jam Fruit
    $2.50

    5 seeds per pack. a.k.a. Randia formosa. Small yellow fruit that tastes like blackberry jam. Fruits are borne on a small bushy plant that is a relative of the gardenia. Pretty white flowers are fragrant. Can survive light...

     
  • Rubus niveus - Mysore Raspberry

    Rubus niveus - Mysore Raspberry
    $2.00

    15 seeds per pack. One of the only subtropical/tropical raspberries, the mysore raspberry is also noted for its heavy production. Plants grow to 10-15ft, and can produce for most of the year in warm climates. Hardy to 20F...

     
  • Salacca zalacca - Salak Palm

    Salacca zalacca - Salak Palm
    $3.00

    1 seed per pack. a.k.a. Snake Fruit. A popular edible fruiting palm from southeast Asia. Fairly widely cultivated for its edible fruits which have a brown, patterned surface that looks much like snake skin. Flesh is white,...

     
  • Sapindus drummondii - Western Soapberry
    $2.50

    5 seeds per pack. A native U.S. soapberry, similar to S. saponaria. Bears small orange fruits with a single seed. Fruits are not edible, but with the seed, can be used as a soap substitute or in jewelry making. Adaptable to...

     
  • Sapindus mukorossi - Chinese Soapberry

    Sapindus mukorossi - Chinese Soapberry
    $2.50

    4 seeds per pack. Similar to its close relative the Soapberry, the Chinese Soapberry bears 1", yellow fruits with a large seed. The fruits and seed contain high levels of saponin and are commonly used as a detergent. Medium...

  • Sapindus saponaria - Soapberry

    Sapindus saponaria - Soapberry
    $2.50

    6 seeds per pack. Closely related to the Soapnut, the Soapberry has a similar shape and appearance. Fruits are slightly smaller than the Soapnut and the tree is hardier, able to withstand frosts and light freezes. The...

     
  • Schotia brachypetala - African Walnut

    Schotia brachypetala - African Walnut
    $2.00

    5 seeds per pack. A wonderful ornamental tree from South Africa. Most renowned for its beautiful red blossoms which have popularized the species as a street tree in some subtropical areas. Also bears legume fruits with seeds...

     
  • Selenicereus grandiflorus - Queen of the Night

    Selenicereus grandiflorus - Queen of the Night
    $3.00

    10 seeds per pack. A gorgeous night blooming cactus with large white flowers that grow to several inches. The flowers are also fragrant, with a mild vanilla-like scent. Bears spiny, 2-4" long red ripening fruits that are...

     
  • Selenicereus megalanthus - Yellow Pitaya

    Selenicereus megalanthus - Yellow Pitaya
    $3.25

    8 seeds per pack. Tasty yellow skinned dragon fruit relative. Very popular in Asia. The plant is a vining cactus growing either out of the soil or as an epiphyte, with aerial roots. Plants are tolerant of short frosts and...

     
  • Sicana odorifera - Cassabanana

    Sicana odorifera - Cassabanana
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. An herbaceous vine bearing a striking 12-24" long, bright red fruit with a delightful melon-like smell and flavor. Vines are vigorous, often growing up to 50ft. The fruit is common in parts of South and...

     
  • Sideroxylon inerme - White Milkwood

    Sideroxylon inerme - White Milkwood
    $2.00

    5 seeds per pack. A medium sized South African native tree bearing small purple-black berry-like fruits. Some sources list the fruits as edible, but the tree has a popular history of landscape use in South Africa, with many...

     
  • Simmondsia chinensis - Jojoba Nut

    Simmondsia chinensis - Jojoba Nut
    $2.00

    5 seeds per pack. Desert shrub bearing the jojoba nut, an edible nut tasting somewhat like a hazelnut. The jojoba is famously known as the source of jojoba oil, an oil with important uses in cosmetics and skin care. The...

     
  • Solanum burbankii - Wonderberry

    Solanum burbankii - Wonderberry
    $2.00

    30 seeds per pack. Small, purple-black fruit similar to the huckleberry. The wonderberry grows on a small annual shrub, from 6"-3' in height. Fruits are used to make pies and preserves. Easily grown in pots, growth...

     
  • Solanum caripense - Tzimbalo

    Solanum caripense - Tzimbalo
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. A South American fruit closely related to the pepino. The fruits are smaller than the pepino, but with similar striped skin coloration. Flavor also has similarities, but the fruits tend to be juicier. Low...

     
  • Solanum melanocerasum - Garden Huckleberry

    Solanum melanocerasum - Garden Huckleberry
    $2.00

    40 seeds per pack. Small, purple-black fruit similar in appearance to the huckleberry. The true garden huckleberry is larger (about 1.5-2x) than the wonderberry (a hybrid relative). This variety is sweeter than most and of...

     
  • Solanum muricatum - Pepino

    Solanum muricatum - Pepino
    $3.00

    10 seeds per pack. Large sized fruit, to 4-6", sometimes weighing a pound or two. Quick growing shrub. Fruit is quite good and tastes very similar to a cantaloupe. Hardy to 27F. Will fruit in 9-12 months from seed. Becoming...

     
  • Solanum quitoense - Naranjilla

    Solanum quitoense - Naranjilla
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. Orange, fuzzy skinned fruit about the size of a large cherry tomato. Has tasty acidic green pulp that can be eaten fresh but is also used in Central and South America to make a popular beverage...

     
  • Solanum sessiliflorum - Cocona

    Solanum sessiliflorum - Cocona
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. Orange-red colored fruit from the Amazon, used fresh and for drinks. Hardiness unknown, though the plant is native to tropical mountainous regions so it may survive some frosts. Fruits are popular in its...

     
  • Solanum stramoniifolium - Coconilla

    Solanum stramoniifolium - Coconilla
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. A small to medium sized shrubby plant bearing furry, orange-red fruits that are said to be edible. Found throughout much of tropical South America. Has similarities to the naranjilla and cocona. The plant...

     
  • Spondias pinnata - Malaysian Mombin

    Spondias pinnata - Malaysian Mombin
    $3.00

    2 seeds per pack. A popular mombin fruit, native to southeast Asia, well regarded for its sour flavored, edible pulp. The fruits are widely cultivated in the region and along with their edible uses, are also found as an...

     
  • Stauntonia hexaphylla - Sausage Vine

    Stauntonia hexaphylla - Sausage Vine
    $4.00

    5 seeds per pack. A dioecious vine native to Southern Japan and parts of mainland Eastern Asia. The sausage-like fruits are a delicacy in parts of Japan and have a sweet, honey-like flavor. Vining growth to 20-30 ft / 6-10 m...

     
  • Stelechocarpus burahol - Kepel

    Stelechocarpus burahol - Kepel
    $3.50

    1 seed per pack. An rare relative in the Annonaceae family (cherimoya, sugar apple). Bears brown fruits about the size of an orange, with highly aromatic flesh that has a passing taste resemblance to fruity-coconut. Fruits...

     
  • Stenocereus griseus - Pitaya de Mayo

    Stenocereus griseus - Pitaya de Mayo
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. A thorny, columnar cactus that is part of the Organ Pipe Cactus group. Bears small to medium sized red fruits with edible pulp. Grows to 15-25 feet and is popular both as an ornamental and for its edible...

     
  • Stevia rebaudiana - Stevia

    Stevia rebaudiana - Stevia
    $2.50

    10 seeds per pack. The source of the growing in popularity Stevia sweetener. Plants are compact and grow to about 1-2ft. Easily grown as an annual in colder climates. The leaves have a sweet flavor and when dried, can be...

  • Tamarindus indica - Tamarind

    Tamarindus indica - Tamarind
    $2.25

    10 seeds per pack. Beautiful large tropical tree native to Africa. Can withstand temperatures down to 28F. Fruit is a 4-8" long pod with several large seeds surrounded by sticky, paste-like flesh with a tasty sweet/sour...

     
  • Terminalia catappa - Tropical Almond

    Terminalia catappa - Tropical Almond
    $3.50

    2 seeds per pack. Large tropical tree commonly growing near river banks or ocean shorefronts. The large seed/nut is edible and has an almond-like flavor. The tropical almond is commonly grown for its large canopy, and high...

     
  • Terminalia ivorensis - Ivory Coast Almond

    Terminalia ivorensis - Ivory Coast Almond
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. A large deciduous tree native to West Africa. Valued for its timber and as a shade tree for crops. Grows to 45-120 feet. Large, spreading and attractive canopy. The tree is also the source of dye and some...

     
  • Tetrapleura tetraptera - Aridan
    $2.50

    2 seeds per pack. A West African tree, best-known for its woody looking fruits which are used as a spice. Also features fragrant flowers and a number of parts of the plant have varying medicinal uses. Deciduous, grows to 25...

  • Thaumatococcus danielli - African Miracle Fruit

    Thaumatococcus danielli - African Miracle Fruit
    $4.00

    1 seed per pack. Unrelated to the miracle fruit, this species is actually part of the ginger family. Has red fleshed fruits containing a natural sweetener. In its native range, the fruits and seeds are used to sweeten a wide...

     
  • Tubocapsicum anomalum - Wild Japanese Pepper

    Tubocapsicum anomalum - Wild Japanese Pepper
    $5.00

    10 seeds per pack. a.k.a. Capsicum anomalum. A strange wild pepper, having some close relation to the five common hot pepper species. Bears small, round berry-fruits that ripen to bright red. They have a uniquely aromatic...

     
  • Uvaria grandiflora - Calabao

    Uvaria grandiflora - Calabao
    $4.50

    2 seeds per pack. A very rare Annona native to Thailand. Bears strange fruits with multiple, finger-like parts. In some ways, a single fruit resembles a clump of bananas. The fruits are edible and sometimes sold locally in...

     
  • Vangueria infausta - African Medlar

    Vangueria infausta - African Medlar
    $3.00

    8 seeds per pack. A popular and traditional fruit in portions of Africa but barely known in the rest of the world. Fruits are usually eaten raw but can also be processed into drinks and alcoholic beverages. Flavor is mildly...

     
  • Vigna subterranea - Bambara Groundnut

    Vigna subterranea - Bambara Groundnut
    $3.00

    10 seeds per pack. An interesting member of the legume family bearing fruits that remain underground, much like the common peanut. The fruits contain edible seeds of various colors with a tasty flavor and supposedly high...

     
  • Wild Jungle Peanut

    Wild Jungle Peanut
    $3.00

    (Arachis sp.) 10 seeds per pack. A wild peanut, supposedly originating from wild populations in the Amazon. The nuts themselves have a rich, earthy flavor and are recently popular as a gourmet snack. Grows similar to the...

     

 

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