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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.


  • Anacardium excelsum - Wild Cashew
    $5.00

    2 seeds per pack. A wild cashew species, native to the South American rainforests. Bears fruits that have a number of similarities to the common cashew, with nuts that are edible when roasted. It is a close relative of...

     
  • 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,...

     
  • 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 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 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. #3968 Photo...

     
  • 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 cajacayensis - Musho

    Jaltomata cajacayensis - Musho
    $3.00

    10 seeds per pack. A very rare Physalis relative bearing smallish, brown-orange berry fruits. The fruits are reportedly edible and have a sweet flavor. The fruits of this and some of its closely related species are gathered...

     
  • 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
    $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...

     
  • 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...

     
  • 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...

     
  • Pentadesma butyracea - Butter Tree
    $7.50

    1 seed per pack. A tropical West African tree, best known for its large seeds which contain a high percentage of fat. The fat is extracted and used for cooking, or much like shea butter. The fruits are said to have edible...

     
  • 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...

  • Psidium guajava - Waiakea Guava

    Psidium guajava - Waiakea Guava
    $3.00

    10 seeds per pack. A large and beautiful pink fleshed guava from Hawaii. Popular for juicing and dessert use. The fruits ripen to yellow and grow to the size of a large lemon. Lots of flesh and juice with an extremely...

     
  • 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...

     


 

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