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Ultra-Rare

Seeds from amazing and rare tropical fruits and edibles from around the world. Many are from species that are virtually unknown in cultivation. Some are very limited in availability and quantity.


  • Annona duckei - Annona duckei

    Annona duckei - Annona duckei
    $6.50

    1 seed per pack. An Annona from the Peruvian rain forest jungle, with tennis ball sized fruits that ripen to green and yellow. Flesh is edible, with a mild and sweet flavor. Little is known about this species, but it sees to...

     
  • Artocarpus lakoocha - Monkey Jack

    Artocarpus lakoocha - Monkey Jack
    $4.00

    1 seed per pack. A smaller Artocarpus, with baseball-sized, knobby, edible fruits. This species is native to India and parts of southeast Asia. The fruits ripen to greenish-yellow and look a little bit like a mini-jackfruit...

     
  • Artocarpus rigidus - Monkey Jack
    $6.00

    1 seed per pack. A very rarely offered Artocarpus, native to the Bornean rainforests. Bears softball-sized fruits with spiny-like, yellow-orange skin. Flesh is bright orange, edible, and generally lacking in the odor of the...

     
  • Artocarpus sarawakensis - Pingan

    Artocarpus sarawakensis - Pingan
    $6.50

    1 seed per pack. A jackfruit relative from the jungles or Borneo, bearing yellow-brown fruits up to 3-4" across. Flesh is edible, with a sweet and tasty flavor. A very rare species outside of its native range. Large tree to...

     
  • Baccaurea odoratissima - Kungkuni
    $7.50

    1 seed per pack. Probably the most colorful of the Baccaurea's, this amazing fruit has red skin which opens to reveal bright blue colored pulp. The fruits are around the size of a cherry and have a sour-sweet flavor. Grows...

     
  • Carica candicans - Wild Papaya

    Carica candicans - Wild Papaya
    $5.00

    5 seeds per pack. A wild papaya that is extremely uncommon outside of its native Andean valley range. Bears slender, edible fruits that are generally eaten cooked or used in preserves. Naturally adapted to a drier and cooler...

     
  • Carica cauliflora - Wild Papaya

    Carica cauliflora - Wild Papaya
    $5.00

    5 seeds per pack. A fast-growing, wild papaya from the rainforests of Central America. Fruits are medium sized, ripen to yellow, with white, edible pulp. They are collected from the wild and used in desserts, candies,...

     
  • Carica cnidoscoloides - Stinging Papaya

    Carica cnidoscoloides - Stinging Papaya
    $7.00

    4 seeds per pack. A really strange, wild papaya species with large, winged fruits covered in hairs. The fruits contain sweet, edible pulp and ripen to green. Shrubby habit, similar to the common papaya. Also features large,...

     
  • Carica lanceolata - Wild Papaya

    Carica lanceolata - Wild Papaya
    $6.50

    4 seeds per pack. An extremely rare, wild papaya, bearing striped, pear shaped fruits that ripen to yellow and orange. This species appears to be sometimes erroneously included as C. quercifolia, as this has more plumper,...

     
  • Carica palandensis - Papillo

    Carica palandensis - Papillo
    $7.00

    4 seeds per pack. A very rare papaya relative, discovered only in 1995 growing deep in the Ecuadorian Amazon rainforest. The delightful round fruits are around softball sized and contain tasty edible pulp that can used fresh...

     
  • Carica vasconcela - Cobquecura Papaya

    Carica vasconcela - Cobquecura Papaya
    $6.00

    4 seeds per pack. A highly intriguing member of the Papaya family naturally growing the furthest south of any known wild papaya population. Bears good sized, tasty, edible yellow fruits that have similarities to the Mountain...

     
  • Carica weberbaueri - Maushan

    Carica weberbaueri - Maushan
    $7.00

    4 seeds per pack. A really interesting and rare papaya relative from the Peruvian Andes mountains. It bears triangular, lobed fruits that ripen to orange-red and are said to be quite tasty when eaten fresh. They are also...

     
  • Clavija lehmannii - Truffula Tree
    $6.00

    1 seed per pack. A strange, slender tree with a palm or Cordyline-like appearance, native to the tropical Andes mountains. It has bright orange fruits with edible pulp that are said to be creamy and delicious. The fruits...

     
  • Cola acuminata - Cola Nut

    Cola acuminata - Cola Nut
    $6.00

    1 seed per pack. Large, purple colored nut (seed) chewed for its stimulatory properties. An important crop in some regions of the world, the cola nut is a tropical tree, native to West Africa, and was once extensively used...

     
  • Cyphomandra sibundoyensis - Forest Tamarillo

    Cyphomandra sibundoyensis - Forest Tamarillo
    $3.00

    5 seeds per pack. An intriguing and very rare species, known only from a small area of Colombia. Bears yellow-orange fruits much like the tree tomato and quite large, usually surpassing it's much more common relative in size...

     
  • Dacryodes rostrata - Klasu

    Dacryodes rostrata - Klasu
    $5.00

    1 seed per pack. A rain forest tree from Vietnam through Indonesia. It has clusters of blue-skinned, oily, edible fruits that are usually soaked in hot water and eaten. Soaking helps detach the creamy flavored flesh from the...

  • Diospyros californica - Wild Black Sapote

    Diospyros californica - Wild Black Sapote
    $5.00

    1 seed per pack. An exciting, wild black sapote species from Baja California. This rare species naturally grows along hillsides and may be both frost (to a few degrees below freezing) and drought tolerant. Produces 2", dark...

     
  • Diospyros intricata - Cape Wild Persimmon

    Diospyros intricata - Cape Wild Persimmon
    $5.00

    2 seeds per pack. A rare persimmon species found only around the southern tip of Baja California. It bears small orange-pink fruits with a sweet and syrup like pulp that has been likened to honey. This interesting species...

     
  • Diospyros riojae - Mountain Sapote

    Diospyros riojae - Mountain Sapote
    $4.00

    2 seeds per pack. A small sapote tree, known mainly in Mexico, producing flattened, edible fruits about the size of a plum. The fruits have some similarities to the black sapote and are said to have fairly flavorful flesh...

     
  • Dracontomelon costatum - Pitanak

    Dracontomelon costatum - Pitanak
    $6.00

    1 seed per pack. A rain forest fruit from Sumatra and Borneo, often eaten candied as a dessert treat or used as a sour addition to cooked dishes. The fruits ripen to purple-red and the trees are sometimes planted as street...

     
  • 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...

     
  • Garcinia parvifolia - Brunei Cherry
    $6.00

    1 seed per pack. A Mangosteen relative, native to Borneo, bearing small, cherry-sized fruits with edible pulp. Seeds are from fruits with deep yellow to orange skin and (uniquely compared to most Garcinia's), yellow pulp...

     
  • 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...

  • Jacaratia mexicana - Mexican Mountain Papaya

    Jacaratia mexicana - Mexican Mountain Papaya
    $6.00

    4 seeds per pack. A fantastic wild, dry-forest papaya bearing strongly winged fruits that ripen to yellow-green, with tasty, yellow-orange pulp. This species is native to dry areas in Southern Mexico and into Central America...

     
  • Jaltomata bernardelloana - Jaltomata

    Jaltomata bernardelloana - Jaltomata
    $3.00

    10 seeds per pack. A very rare Physalis relative native to a tiny area in the Peruvian Andes. Features bright purple flowers and small, orange fruits that are said to be edible. The fruits look somewhat like ground cherries...

     
  • Jaltomata herrerae - Aguaymanto

    Jaltomata herrerae - Aguaymanto
    $3.00

    10 seeds per pack. Another of an interesting group of Jaltomata species from the Peruvian Andes. This species is notable for its orange fruits and lovely white flowers containing blood red nectar. The fruits are listed as...

     
  • Jarilla caudata - Jarilla

    Jarilla caudata - Jarilla
    $5.50

    4 seeds per pack. A rare papaya relative with strange and wonderful fruits that can reach up to 12" wide. The fruits have prominent horns at their end and will ripen to yellow. They are sometimes sold locally in their native...

     
  • Jarilla heterophylla - Granadina

    Jarilla heterophylla - Granadina
    $6.50

    5 seeds per pack. An obscure relative of the common papaya, this herbaceous perennial bears colorful, purple and yellow oval fruits that grow to about 2.5 cm / 1". The fruits have prominent horns at their end and have a...

     
  • Landolphia heudelotii - Guinea Gum Vine

    Landolphia heudelotii - Guinea Gum Vine
    $4.50

    1 seed per pack. A shrubby, vining plant, native to tropical West Africa. It is known for its orange, edible fruits which are quite popular in its native range, and have a variety of fresh uses. They are also used as a...

     
  • Lycianthes moziniana - Tlanoxtle

    Lycianthes moziniana - Tlanoxtle
    $5.00

    5 seeds per pack. A fascinating and little known fruit from the tomato family, harvested for many decades in a semi-wild state in parts of Mexico. The small fruits are green, with a succulent sweet-acidic flavor. While often...

     
  • Matisia soegengii - South American Sapote
    $5.00

    1 seed per pack. A little known relative of the South American Sapote (Quararibea cordata) bearing golf ball sized, yellow skinned fruits with edible, white pulp. The tree is cauliflorous and bears fruits directly from its...

  • Monodora angolensis - Angolan Monodora
    $4.50

    1 seed per pack. A lesser known Monodora species, native to tropical Africa, mainly in Cameroon, Congo and Angola. Similar to the more widespread Monodora myristica, its seeds are used as a spice condiment. Features fairly...

     
  • Nephelium mutabile - Black Pulasan

    Nephelium mutabile - Black Pulasan
    $6.50

    1 seed per pack. Seeds are from the lesser known, black fruited variety. The delicious pulasan is a rare tropical tree bearing bumpy similar to the rambutan and lychee. The white pulp has a wonderful flavor, a bit sweeter...

  • 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...

     
  • 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...

     
  • 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...

     

 

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