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Tropical Fruit A-Ch


  • Actinidia arguta - Baby Kiwi

    Actinidia arguta - Baby Kiwi
    $2.00

    25 seeds per pack. Miniature, green-skinned kiwi fruit to 1" long. The fruit is similar in taste to the kiwifruit, but sweeter. Vining plant, fast-growing, very hardy, to -25F. Both male and female vines are needed to...

  • Actinidia chinensis - Wild Kiwi

    Actinidia chinensis - Wild Kiwi
    $2.00

    50 seeds per pack. Seeds are for the wild kiwi, from China. The wild version bears somewhat smaller fruits than the commercial kiwi. Fruits have mixed pulp colors, from green to yellow and occasionally red. In China, this...

     
  • Actinidia deliciosa - Double Kiwi

    Actinidia deliciosa - Double Kiwi
    $2.00

    25 seeds per pack. A strange variety of the common kiwi, this particular vine produces "double" fruits, looking like two normal kiwi fruits connected together. Flavor is great, like the usual kiwis, and plant care is the...

  • Actinidia deliciosa - Kiwi Fruit

    Actinidia deliciosa - Kiwi Fruit
    $2.00

    50 seeds per pack. Brown hairy fruit up to 3" long, common throughout the world. Fruit is wonderful for eating fresh, and is often used in salads, sauces, and juices. Vining plant, fast-growing, hardy to 10F. Both male and...

     
  • Actinidia kolomikta - Arctic Beauty Kiwi

    Actinidia kolomikta - Arctic Beauty Kiwi
    $3.00

    15 seeds per pack. One of the hardiest kiwi's known, this species is also the parent of a number of ornamental varieties. Plants can show varying levels of variegation, often white and sometimes a beautiful pink. Yields...

     
  • Adansonia digitata - Baobab

    Adansonia digitata - Baobab
    $3.00

    8 seeds per pack. The famous baobab tree of Africa is known for its huge trunk, which can reach 80ft in girth. The tree has an unmistakable appearance, and bears fruits containing a powdery edible pulp that is made into...

  • Aegle marmelos - Bael Fruit

    Aegle marmelos - Bael Fruit
    $3.00

    8 seeds per pack. Aromatic fruit with a sticky pulp that is eaten or used medicinally. The bael fruit is an important fruit in parts of Asia. Subtropical tree, withstanding short freezes, long droughts, and very high...

  • Akebia quinata - Chocolate Vine

    Akebia quinata - Chocolate Vine
    $3.00

    6 seeds per pack. A delightful climbing vine featuring both edible fruit and ornamental chocolate and vanilla-scented flowers! The fruits grow to about 4" and have a sweetish flavor. The leaves can be used to make tea. The...

     
  • Aleurites molluccana - Candlenut

    Aleurites molluccana - Candlenut
    $3.50

    2 large seeds per pack. Very important medicinal and industrial plant throughout Asia and the Pacific. The hard candlenuts are used for numerous purposes, from extraction of their oils to their uses in jewelry. Tropical tree...

     
  • 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...

  • Alpinia caerulea - Blue Fruited Ginger

    Alpinia caerulea - Blue Fruited Ginger
    $3.00

    5 seeds per pack. Blue-fruited ornamental and edible ginger. Ornamental ginger flowers are followed by small blue fruits, which are allegedly edible and have a lemon-like flavor. Hardy to the upper 20's. #826 View plant...

  • Amomum maximum - Java Cardamom

    Amomum maximum - Java Cardamom
    $3.00

    10 seeds per pack. An uncommon spice ginger from southeast Asia. The seed pods are used like black cardamom and the unopened flower heads are used in cooking. A medium sized, clumping ginger growing up to 10 ft. Ornamental...

     
  • Amomum subulatum - Black Cardamom

    Amomum subulatum - Black Cardamom
    $3.00

    8 seeds per pack. An important spice in eastern cuisine's, with a characteristic smoky, camphor-like aroma and flavor. Much less common in western countries than common cardamom. An evergreen, rhizome producing ginger,...

  • Amomum tsao-ko - Black Cardamom

    Amomum tsao-ko - Black Cardamom
    $3.00

    6 seeds per pack. (Botanical name recently changed to Lanxangia tsaoko.) A ginger relative, native to the mountainous regions of the Yunnan Province. The seed pods are highly aromatic and when dried, are used as a spice in...

     
  • Anacardium occidentale - Cashew Nut

    Anacardium occidentale - Cashew Nut
    $5.00

    2 seeds per pack. This is the cashew nut of commerce. Trees bear cashew apples, a sweet, edible "fruit" often used to flavor beverages, with the hard-shelled cashew nut attached. The nuts are roasted and eaten. Tree to...

     
  • Annona muricata - Soursop

    Annona muricata - Soursop
    $2.50

    4 seeds per pack. A very large fruit, up to 1 foot long, with a pleasant and unique aromatic flavor. The soursop is very popular as a flavoring for ice creams and drinks. Small tree, requires tropical conditions. Not frost...

     
  • Annona primigenia - Wild Custard Apple

    Annona primigenia - Wild Custard Apple
    $3.50

    1 seed per pack. A very rare forest Annona, native to southern Mexico and Central America. Has small fruits that are similar in some ways to the Custard Apple. Many sources consider this a subspecies of Annona reticulata...

     
  • Annona purpurea - Soncoya

    Annona purpurea - Soncoya
    $4.50

    2 seeds per pack. Large-fruited Annona, up to 6-8", with orange, creamy flesh suggesting the flavor of a mango. Trees grow to 20-30ft, and do best in warm, humid climates. Soncoya's are not freeze hardy. #946 Hardy to zone...

  • Annona reticulata - Custard Apple

    Annona reticulata - Custard Apple
    $3.00

    4 seeds per pack. Red skinned, pink fleshed, cherimoya/sugar apple relative. Fruits are very large, up to 4-6 lbs, with soft flesh having tones of apricot and berries. Seeds are from better flavored varieties. Small tree to...

  • Annona sp. - Wild Annona

    Annona sp. - Wild Annona
    $4.00

    1 seed per pack. A wild Annona from the rainforests of southern Mexico, near Chiapas state. Seeds are from an unknown species, though it may be similar to or a subspecies of Annona primigenia. The fruits are larger than...

     
  • Annona squamosa 'Purple' - Purple Sugar Apple

    Annona squamosa 'Purple' - Purple Sugar Apple
    $3.50

    2 seeds per pack. Seeds are from the purple fruited type. Large, creamy fruit with aromatic flesh. Similar to the cherimoya but with a sweeter taste, sometimes with a hint of mint. Fruit is excellent quality and can be grown...

  • Annona squamosa - Sugar Apple

    Annona squamosa - Sugar Apple
    $2.50

    5 seeds per pack. Large, creamy fruit with aromatic flesh. Similar to the cherimoya but with a sweeter taste, sometimes with a hint of mint. Fruit is of excellent quality and can be grown indoors/outdoors in a container. The...

     
  • Antidesma ghaesembilla - Black Currant Tree

    Antidesma ghaesembilla - Black Currant Tree
    $2.50

    10 seeds per pack. A bignay relative, native to northern Australia and parts of Asia. Bears small, black currant-like fruits that are edible, sweet and can be eaten raw or used in jams and jellies. Shrubby growth to 25 ft /...

  • Antidesma montanum - Mountain Currant Tree

    Antidesma montanum - Mountain Currant Tree
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. A relative of the bignay native to portions of India and China. A small tree, growing to 10-30 ft. Popular for its small, red, ornamental fruits which are born in drooping clusters. Fruits are similar to...

  • Antidesma puncticulatum - Mao Luang

    Antidesma puncticulatum - Mao Luang
    $3.00

    10 seeds per pack. A prolifically fruiting relative of the bignay, native to southeast Asia. A single tree can yield thousands of the small red to black colored fruits which are edible and sweet, sometimes eaten fresh or...

  • Argania spinosa - Argan

    Argania spinosa - Argan
    $6.00

    2 seeds per pack. An interesting and desirable tree from arid regions of Morocco. The Argan is best known for its seed oil, which can be used much like olive oil. The oil is in limited production and is much sought after,...

  • Aristotelia chilensis - Maqui Berry

    Aristotelia chilensis - Maqui Berry
    $2.50

    10 seeds per pack. An edible, dark purple berry with a flavor somewhat like blackberries. The fruits are eaten fresh and used in dietary supplements, with good popularity in their native Chile. The berries grow on a small,...

  • Artabotrys harmandii - Ylang Ylang Vine

    Artabotrys harmandii - Ylang Ylang Vine
    $3.00

    3 seeds per pack. A lesser known Ylang-Ylang vine, one of several closely related species. This species is found in southeast Asia, including Thailand and neighboring countries. Best known for its yellow-green, highly...

  • Artabotrys hexapetalus - Ylang Ylang Vine

    Artabotrys hexapetalus - Ylang Ylang Vine
    $3.00

    3 seeds per pack. One of several closely related vines, this species native to southern India and Sri Lanka. Best known for its yellow, highly fragrant flowers that are similar to Ylang Ylang. The scent is popular in...

     
  • Asimina parviflora - Dwarf Pawpaw

    Asimina parviflora - Dwarf Pawpaw
    $4.50

    2 seeds per pack. A much lesser known Pawpaw species, native to the southern United States, from Texas through Florida. Like its better known relative, this species bears greenish fruits, with soft, sweetly edible pulp. The...

  • Averrhoa bilimbi - Bilimbi

    Averrhoa bilimbi - Bilimbi
    $2.50

    7 seeds per pack. Yellow/green fruit about the size of a pickle, closely related to the star fruit. The bilimbi has a very acidic taste and is often cooked with fish or other meals as flavoring. Fruit is very juicy. Small...

  • Averrhoa carambola - Star Fruit

    Averrhoa carambola - Star Fruit
    $3.00

    3 seeds per pack. Juicy fruit with a subtle, acidic flavor. When cut, the slices look like stars. Tree is small, subtropical, and can be grown in a container. Makes an attractive ornamental specimen as well, with its small...

  • Azadirachta indica - Neem

    Azadirachta indica - Neem
    $2.75

    8 seeds per pack. Historically one of the most important tropical trees, the Neem tree retains countless edible and medicinal uses today. All parts of the tree are used for a number of health benefits, as an important...

  • Balanites aegyptiaca - Desert Date

    Balanites aegyptiaca - Desert Date
    $3.50

    2 seeds per pack. Not a palm and not related to the date, this interesting Egyptian and Middle Eastern native tree has been cultivated for several thousand years. Its single seeded fruits are edible, along with their seeds...

     
  • Bellucia grossularioides - Mess Apple

    Bellucia grossularioides - Mess Apple
    $3.00

    10 seeds per pack. A uncommon tropical tree of humid forests ranging from southern Mexico through the Amazon region. A medium sized tree to 36 ft / 12 m, with small to medium sized, fleshy fruits that are edible, with very...

  • Bixa orellana - Lipstick Tree

    Bixa orellana - Lipstick Tree
    $2.50

    25 seeds per pack. Source of annato dye. Small tree produces spiky fruit containing dark red seeds that are used as a commercial dye. Tree is extremely beautiful in full flowering and fruiting. Can be grown in a container,...

     

 

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