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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.


  • Canarium schweinfurthii - African Elemi
    $5.00

    1 seed per pack. An important African tree, both for its edible fruits and as a source of elemi, a resin with a variety of uses in medicine and industry. The purple to black colored fruits have an olive-like flavor and are...

     
  • 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 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...

     
  • 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 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...

     
  • 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...

     
  • 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...

     
  • 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 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...

     
  • 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...

     
  • 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...

     
  • 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...

     
  • 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...

     
  • Sechium tacaco - Tacaco

    Sechium tacaco - Tacaco
    $7.00

    1 seed per pack. A very interesting perennial climber native to Costa Rica. It is related to the popular Chayote Squash, but little known outside of its small native range. It produces 2-3" long green fruits that are eaten...

  • 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 littoralis - Uvaria littoralis
    $4.00

    4 seeds per pack. A rare edible fruit native to tropical forests of southeast Asia. Has a number of similarities to other Uvaria species. Bears clustered, finger-like fruits that ripen to yellow-orange. Shrubby, somewhat...

     
  • 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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