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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.


  • Alphonsea ventricosa - Alphonsea ventricosa
    $3.50

    2 seeds per pack. A rare Annona, native to India. bears small to medium sized fruits with aromatic, yellow pulp. Sources suggest that the ripe fruits could be edible, though little information is available about this species...

     
  • Annona salzmanii - Beach Sugar Apple

    Annona salzmanii - Beach Sugar Apple
    $9.00

    1 seed per pack. Please note: these seeds are pre-germinated and already beginning to sprout. A rare and edible Annona from Brazil, with medium sized fruits that ripen to yellow, with white-translucent pulp. Fruit flavor is...

  • 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 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 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...

     
  • Cyphomandra sibundoyensis - Forest Tamarillo

    Cyphomandra sibundoyensis - Forest Tamarillo
    $3.50

    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...

     
  • Diospyros aequoris subsp. aequoris - Wild Mexican Persimmon

    Diospyros aequoris subsp. aequoris - Wild Mexican Persimmon
    $5.00

    2 seeds per pack. A lesser known persimmon species, native to portions of Mexico, mainly northern and central Mexico, along with Baja California. It bears small, yellow ripening fruits that are said to be edible. Information...

     
  • 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...

     
  • Diospyros salicifolia - Willow Leaf Persimmon

    Diospyros salicifolia - Willow Leaf Persimmon
    $5.00

    2 seeds per pack. A lesser known, wild persimmon, native to Mexico, mainly around the Acapulco region. Bears small to medium sized, yellow ripening fruits that are said to be edible. Medium in height, shrubby growth, similar...

     
  • Duguetia lepidota - Yara Yara

    Duguetia lepidota - Yara Yara
    $9.00

    1 seed per pack. A fantastic, wild Duguetia from lowland rainforests in Colombia and Venezuela. It is said to be maybe the best tasting of the Duguetia's, with pinkish-red-yellow colored fruits have bright yellow-orange pulp...

     
  • Duguetia marcgraviana - Wild Duguetia

    Duguetia marcgraviana - Wild Duguetia
    $9.00

    1 seed per pack. An extremely rare Annona relative from the South American rain forests. Bears medium sized fruits with lots of knobs, similar to a Biriba. Skin ripens to red-orange. Edible pulp. Unknown hardiness. Another...

     
  • Garcinia hombroniana - Seashore Mangosteen

    Garcinia hombroniana - Seashore Mangosteen
    $5.00

    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,...

     
  • Gonolobus chloranthus - Cahuayote

    Gonolobus chloranthus - Cahuayote
    $4.50

    5 seeds per pack. (May be Gonoblous tetragonus.) a.k.a. Cuchampera. An interesting and little known fruit from drier forests in central and northern Mexico. The green fruits, which look kind of like a pumpkin relative (they...

     
  • 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...

     
  • 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...

     
  • 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...

     
  • Musa monticola - Kinabalu Mountain Banana
    $6.00

    4 seeds per pack. An extremely rare banana, native to a small region above 3000 ft in the mountains of northern Sabah, Borneo. It is of short stature, usually only growing to 3- 6 ft tall (1-2 m). It yields pineapple sized...

  • 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 nigradenia - Passiflora nigradenia
    $6.00

    4 seeds per pack. A little known edible passion fruit native to Bolivia. It has showy, ornate flowers that unlike many Passiflora's, appear in clusters. The flowers are followed by orange-yellow skinned fruits which are...

     
  • Passiflora umbilicata - Passiflora umbilicata
    $5.00

    3 seeds per pack. A rare passion fruit from the highlands of Bolivia. Broadly part of the Tacsonia group of Passiflora's, it bears a greenish fruit that several sources say is edible. Has exquisite, purple to violet colored...

  • Rollinia sylvatica - Araticum do Mato

    Rollinia sylvatica - Araticum do Mato
    $6.00

    1 seed per pack. Another uncommon Annona native to Brazil. Bears small to medium sized fruits with a nice sweet flavor, but tending to be seedy. The tree appears to be more frost tolerant than many Annona's, making it a...

     
  • Sideroxylon obtusifolium - Jungle Plum

    Sideroxylon obtusifolium - Jungle Plum
    $5.00

    1 seed per pack. A medium sized tree bearing a small, dark purple, edible fruit with succulent, sweet pulp. While not a commercial crop, the fruits are said to be tasty and often harvested from wild trees. Native to Central...

     
  • Vaccinium calycinum - Tree Ohelo

    Vaccinium calycinum - Tree Ohelo
    $5.00

    10 seeds per pack. a.ka. helo kau l au. A very rare Hawaiian berry, related to the common blueberry. This species grows on all the main islands and is generally found at somewhat lower elevations than the Ohelo berry...

     
  • Yucca capensis - Cape Yucca

    Yucca capensis - Cape Yucca
    $3.50

    5 seeds per pack. A rare yucca, found only in the areas around Cabo San Lucas in Mexico. Both the unripe and ripe fruits are said to be edible, with a sweet, honeydew melon-like flavor. A desert plant, with long, pointy...

     


 

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