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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.


  • Artocarpus odoratissimus - Marang (pre-germinated)

    Artocarpus odoratissimus - Marang (pre-germinated)
    $5.00

    1 seed per pack. Seeds are pre-germinated and should be planted immediately. A 1-2 pound fruit related to the jackfruit, looking somewhat like a smaller jackfruit. Fruits and roasted seeds are edible and the fruit is popular...

  • Baccaurea polyneura - Buah Jentik

    Baccaurea polyneura - Buah Jentik
    $4.00

    2 seeds per pack. A lesser known Baccaurea from Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand. Notable for its bright red to orange pulp, with a sour-sweet flavor. Has similarities to the Tampoi. The fruits are usually harvested from...

     
  • 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 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 weberbaurii - Maushan

    Carica weberbaurii - 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...

     
  • Chrysophyllum albidium - White Star Apple
    $4.00

    1 seed per pack. An edible star apple native to Nigeria. Little known outside of Africa, it bears round, golf ball-sized fruits that ripen to orange, with white flesh having an sweetish-acidic flavor. The fruits are popular...

     
  • Cola ficifolia - Wild Cola Nut

    Cola ficifolia - Wild Cola Nut
    $6.00

    1 seed per pack. a.k.a. Cola preussii. A wild and rare Cola Nut from the African rain forests. This species is said to have one of the better tasting fruits and the seeds may be usable much like Cola acuminata. Medium to...

     
  • Dacryodes edulis - Butterfruit

    Dacryodes edulis - Butterfruit
    $9.00

    1 seed per pack. Rare, African tree bearing 2-6", oval fruits which ripen to an off-purple blue color. The fruits are eaten raw or cooked and when cooked, have a texture much like butter. The seed also has a number of uses,...

     
  • 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...

  • Garcinia gerardii - Forest Mangosteen
    $3.00

    3 seeds per pack. An interesting mangosteen relative native to India. It bears small yellow fruits that can grow up to an inch across. The tree has some medicinal uses as well as being an attractive ornamental. The fruits...

     
  • Garcinia hombroniana - Seashore Mangosteen

    Garcinia hombroniana - Seashore Mangosteen
    $6.50

    1 seed per pack. An extremely rare relative of the fabled Mangosteen, bearing 1-2" pink ripening fruits that have a delicious sour flavored pulp. Small tree, tropical, not frost hardy, good in containers. Seeds are fresh,...

     
  • Garcinia schomburgkiana - Madan

    Garcinia schomburgkiana - Madan
    $4.00

    2 seeds per pack. A mangosteen relative native to Thailand. Bears green, edible fruits that are said to have a sour flavor. Short tree, similar in growth habit to other Garcinia's. Unknown frost tolerance. Seeds are fresh,...

     
  • 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 chocola - Chocola

    Jarilla chocola - Chocola
    $5.50

    4 seeds per pack. An amazingly exotic papaya relative with small pink-red fruits having white flesh and a creamy-acidic flavor. The plant also yields starchy, potato-like tubers. Native to the Pacific coast of Mexico, both...

     
  • 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...

     
  • Mammea africana - African Mamey Apple

    Mammea africana - African Mamey Apple
    $8.00

    1 seed per pack. An African relative of the Mamey Apple, bearing medium to large, brown fruits similar to its better known relative. Pulp is yellow, edible and the tree is known for profuse bearing. Native to tropical West...

  • Morinda citrifolia - Variegated Noni

    Morinda citrifolia - Variegated Noni
    $3.00

    7 seeds per pack. This is a variegated leaf colored variety. White knobby fruit growing on a small tropical shrub or tree. The fruits are extensively used for their medicinal and health benefiting properties. Can be...

     
  • 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...

     
  • 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...

  • Piptostigma pilosum - Wild Annona
    $8.00

    1 seed per pack. A very rare, wild Annona, apparently only found in the rain forests of Cameroon and Gabon. Like a number of Annona's, flowers are borne directly from the trunk and produce small, knobby fruits that ripen to...

     
  • 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...

     
  • Uapaca staudii - Uapaca staudii
    $7.00

    1 seed per pack. A rare member of the Phyllanthaceae (otaheite gooseberry, bignay) native to tropical West Africa. Bears 1"+ fruits that several sources claim are edible. Fruits are said to be wild harvested. This species...

     
  • Vitellaria paradoxa - Shea Butter Tree
    $7.50

    1 seed per pack. A sapote tree native to Central Africa and the commercial source of shea butter. The seeds are used in much of Africa as a food source, but are also processed into the popular emollient, known worldwide in...

     


 

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