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Tropical Fruit A-Ch


  • Bromelia pinguin - Pinuela

    Bromelia pinguin - Pinuela
    $3.00

    10 seeds per pack. An interesting bromeliad-pineapple relative bearing 1-2", yellow fruits that are edible, with a mildly tart flavor. The raw fruits can be quite acidic, so proper processing or care should be taken for...

  • Buchanania cochinchinensis - Chironji

    Buchanania cochinchinensis - Chironji
    $3.00

    6 seeds per pack. a.k.a. B. lanzan. A medium sized deciduous tree, native to India and southeast Asia. Known for its edible seeds (nuts), which are reportedly quite tasty and have a flavor reminiscent of almonds and...

  • Byrsonima bucidaefolia - Wild Nance

    Byrsonima bucidaefolia - Wild Nance
    $4.00

    3 seeds per pack. A wild Nance species, native to the Yucutan region of Mexico. It appears to have somewhat of a limited wild range, and little information is available about this species. The fruits are possibly edible, and...

     
  • Byrsonima crassifolia - Chocolate Nance

    Byrsonima crassifolia - Chocolate Nance
    $5.00

    3 seeds per pack. Seeds are from an uncommon chocolate colored nance. A well-known fruit through much of the Caribbean and parts of tropical America. Bears small fruits to about 1/2" wide with varying sweetly acid flavor...

  • Byrsonima crassifolia - Green Nance

    Byrsonima crassifolia - Green Nance
    $4.50

    3 seeds per pack. Seeds are from a less common green ripening nance. A well-known fruit through much of the Caribbean and parts of tropical America. Bears small fruits to about 1/2" wide with varying sweetly acid flavor. The...

     
  • Byrsonima crassifolia - Nance

    Byrsonima crassifolia - Nance
    $3.00

    5 seeds per pack. A well-known fruit through much of the Caribbean and parts of tropical America. Bears small orange-yellow fruits to about 1/2" wide with varying sweetly acid flavor. The fruits have a number of uses, from...

  • Byrsonima crassifolia - Red Nance

    Byrsonima crassifolia - Red Nance
    $4.50

    3 seeds per pack. Seeds are from a less common red fruited nance. A well-known fruit through much of the Caribbean and parts of tropical America. Bears small fruits to about 1/2" wide with varying sweetly acid flavor. The...

  • Cajanus cajan - Pigeon Pea

    Cajanus cajan - Pigeon Pea
    $2.50

    50 seeds per pack. An important tropical grain crop. Part of the legume family, it is a short-lived, perennial tree which can grow to 5-10ft, though is often grown as an annual. Bears podded, bean-like fruits with edible...

  • Camellia oleifera - Tea Oil Tree

    Camellia oleifera - Tea Oil Tree
    $3.00

    3 seeds per pack. Not to be confused with the Tea Tree Oil, the Tea Oil Tree is a beautiful ornamental Camellia that is an important source of edible oil. The sweet flavored oil is used as a seasoning, for cooking, and for a...

     
  • Canavalia rosea - Beach Bean

    Canavalia rosea - Beach Bean
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. An interesting ground-dwelling legume, commonly found on tropical beaches around the world. It is usually grown as an ornamental, to prevent erosion in sandy areas and is very tolerant of salty soils. The...

  • Canna edulis - Canna

    Canna edulis - Canna
    $3.00

    10 seeds per pack. a.k.a. Canna indica. Important crop plant producing large tuberous rhizomes that can be eaten raw, cooked, or used in baking. Also grown as an ornamental, with numerous ornamental strains in cultivation...

     
  • Capparis zeylanica - Ceylon Caper

    Capparis zeylanica - Ceylon Caper
    $3.00

    10 seeds per pack. A climbing shrub, native to India and throughout much of southeast Asia and portions of China. Related to the Caper plant, it produces edible, red skinned fruits that are typically used cooked or in...

     
  • 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 papaya - Mexican Papaya

    Carica papaya - Mexican Papaya
    $2.50

    10 seeds per pack. Large fruited variety, fruits can weigh up to 10lbs! Easily grown herbaceous tree to 10-12ft. Very fast-growing, can produce fruit from seed in just 9 months. Hardy to 32F or a bit lower, generally likes...

  • Carica papaya - Strawberry Papaya

    Carica papaya - Strawberry Papaya
    $3.00

    15 seeds per pack. a.k.a. Sunrise Papaya. Red-orange fleshed papaya with juicy, sweet flavor. Similar in outward appearance to the Solo variety, but the flesh is a deeper red. Easily grown herbaceous tree to 10-12ft. Very...

     
  • Carica papaya - Sunset Papaya

    Carica papaya - Sunset Papaya
    $2.50

    15 seeds per pack. A close cousin of the Strawberry-Sunrise Papaya. Fruits have wonderful salmon-pink colored flesh. They run slightly smaller in size than the Sunrise variety but have a firmer skin, making their shelf life...

     
  • Carica papaya - Taiwan Solo Papaya

    Carica papaya - Taiwan Solo Papaya
    $4.00

    10 seeds per pack. A lovely pink-fleshed Solo papaya, originally from Taiwan. Tasty, sweet flavor, with typical Solo papaya characteristics. Single trees can be very productive, with potentially dozens and dozens of fruits...

  • Carica papaya - Waimanalo Dwarf Papaya

    Carica papaya - Waimanalo Dwarf Papaya
    $3.00

    15 seeds per pack. A Solo-type that bears fruit when only a few feet tall. Fruits grow to 2lbs. Has a sweet flavor and is high in vitamin C. Easily grown herbaceous tree to 10-15ft. Very fast-growing, can produce fruit from...

     
  • Carica pubescens - Mountain Papaya

    Carica pubescens - Mountain Papaya
    $2.50

    8 seeds per pack. Interesting, and little-known papaya species from the Andes mountains. Fruits are 3-6", with a tart flavor, and are often used to flavor drinks within its native range. Fast-grower, hardy to the mid 20's...

  • Carissa carandas - Karonda

    Carissa carandas - Karonda
    $3.00

    10 seeds per pack. A small red to purple fruit related to the Natal Plum and native to the lower Himalaya mountain region. The fruits are usually used in preserves or pickling. Shrubby growth habit, similar to the Natal Plum...

     
  • Carissa macrocarpa - Natal Plum

    Carissa macrocarpa - Natal Plum
    $2.50

    8 seeds per pack. Small shrub or bush. Produces medium sized, fleshy red fruits that can be eaten fresh or used in preserves. Beautiful white fragrant flowers are showy and ornamental. Commonly used as a hedge plant. Can be...

  • Casimiroa edulis - White Sapote

    Casimiroa edulis - White Sapote
    $4.00

    1 seed per pack. Apple sized fruit with a yellow-green skin and custard like flesh having a sort of banana-pineapple flavor. Hardy to the low 20's. The white sapote grows well in areas where citrus grow. Medium sized tree...

     
  • Catunaregam spinosa - Mountain Pomegranate

    Catunaregam spinosa - Mountain Pomegranate
    $2.50

    10 seeds per pack. a.k.a. Randia spinosa. This India native is unrelated to the pomegrante, and is actually part of the gardenia-coffee family. It yields small, green-yellow fruits that are said to be edible. Some sources...

     
  • Ceratonia siliqua - Carob

    Ceratonia siliqua - Carob
    $2.50

    8 seeds per pack. Small to medium sized subtropical tree producing edible black pods having a chocolate/cocoa-like flavor. The pods are high in sugar but low in fat and are used as a healthy substitute for chocolate. Hardy...

  • Cereus repandus - Apple Cactus

    Cereus repandus - Apple Cactus
    $2.50

    10 seeds per pack. Columnar cactus producing baseball-sized, red fruit, with sweetish, white colored pulp. This cactus is very easy to grow in pots, and is moderately hardy. Fruits are similar to the dragon fruit. #607 View...

  • Cereus repandus - Apple Cactus, Montrose Form

    Cereus repandus - Apple Cactus, Montrose Form
    $2.50

    10 seeds per pack. Seeds are from the Montrose form of the Apple Cactus, famous for its twisted, gnarled branches. Columnar cactus producing baseball-sized, red fruit, with sweetish, white colored pulp. This cactus is very...

  • Cereus validus - Orange Apple Pear

    Cereus validus - Orange Apple Pear
    $2.50

    10 seeds per pack. a.k.a. Cereus forbesii. Columnar cactus producing baseball-sized, orange colored fruit, with sweetish, white colored pulp. This cactus is very easy to grow in pots, and is moderately hardy. Fruits are...

  • Choerospondias axillaris - Nepali Hog Plum

    Choerospondias axillaris - Nepali Hog Plum
    $4.00

    2 seeds per pack. A lesser known Spondias (Mombin) relative, with a native range form India through Japan. The small to medium sized fruits ripen to green and yellow, with sour flavored flesh that is often used in...

     
  • Chrysobalanus icaco - Cocoplum

    Chrysobalanus icaco - Cocoplum
    $3.00

    2 seeds per pack. Small, red-skinned fruit with fleshy white pulp that is popular for jams. The cocoplum is a low-growing (usually 2-6 ft) shrub that does exceedingly well along shorelines and in salty soil. Hardy to the...

  • Chrysophyllum albidum - White Star Apple

    Chrysophyllum albidum - 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...

     
  • Chrysophyllum cainito - Purple Star Apple

    Chrysophyllum cainito - Purple Star Apple
    $8.00

    1 seed per pack. PLEASE NOTE: These seeds are already germinating. This species can sometimes be difficult to sprout, so we have a small amount of undried/pre-germinating seeds. Not recommended for shipping outside of the...

     
  • Chrysophyllum roxburghii - Indian Star Apple

    Chrysophyllum roxburghii - Indian Star Apple
    $3.00

    1 seed per pack. A lesser known species related to the Star Apple, with round, 2" fruits that have a soft, edible pulp. Native throughout the southeast Asian region, the green-yellow skinned fruits are most commonly...

     
  • Chrysophyllum viridifolium - Fluted Milkwood
    $2.50

    4 seeds per pack. A lesser known Star Apple relative, native to southern Africa. Bears 1-2", green to yellow ripening, edible fruits. The tree is also used to harvest its wood. Grows to 20 m. Unknown frost hardiness. #3572...

  • Citrus jambhiri - Shaub Rough Lemon

    Citrus jambhiri - Shaub Rough Lemon
    $3.00

    10 seeds per pack. An interesting wild citrus, with medium sized fruits that are sort of like a cross between a lemon and a mandarin. It is an important rootstock citrus, with some disease resistance, but the fruits are...

     
  • Malpighia yucatanaea - Malpighia yucatanaea

    Malpighia yucatanaea - Malpighia yucatanaea
    $3.50

    3 seeds per pack. A wild Malpighia, from the jungles of Southern Mexico. Note that this species is not identified for certain, though seeds are believed to be from M. yucatanaea. Photo is of the fruits seeds were collected...

  • Mosannona depressa - Wild Soursop

    Mosannona depressa - Wild Soursop
    $4.50

    2 seeds per pack. Related to other Annona's, this wild species from southern Mexico and Central America is typically used only medicinally. It bears large clusters of small, red, fleshy fruits that are not reported as being...

     

 

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