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Tropical Fruit Ci-E


  • Cinnamomum camphora - Camphor

    Cinnamomum camphora - Camphor
    $3.25

    10 seeds per pack. Pretty, evergreen, subtropical tree, known as the source of camphor-a highly fragrant substance widely used in topical and analgesic medicines. Tree is hardy to 10F. All parts of the tree, including...

     
  • Cionosicyos macranthus - Chinese Passion Fruit Melon

    Cionosicyos macranthus - Chinese Passion Fruit Melon
    $4.00

    2 seeds per pack. A very little known member of the Cucurbit family producing fairly large, round, yellow-orange fruits with dark orange-red pulp. They have a very nice mild flavor, kind of like a creamy papaya. A climbing...

  • Citrus x limonia - Rangpur Lime

    Citrus x limonia - Rangpur Lime
    $3.00

    15 seeds per pack. Medium sized, orange skinned citrus that is a relative of the mandarin orange. Flavor is acidic, sour, but with heavy sweet overtones. Overall, the fruit is very tasty and can be used much like lemons...

     
  • Clavija longifolia - Ornate Clavija
    $3.00

    2 seeds per pack. A lesser known rain forest tree with a palm-like growth habit that has small, rounded, edible orange fruits. The fruits look kind of like little marbles and are borne in large clusters directly from the...

  • Clitoria ternatea - Butterfly Pea

    Clitoria ternatea - Butterfly Pea
    $3.00

    10 seeds per pack. A fairly common legume in tropical Asia, it is best known for its beautiful blue (occasionally white) flowers and the blue dye obtained from the flowers that is used in the preparation of various foods and...

  • Clitoria ternatea - Double Blue Butterfly Pea

    Clitoria ternatea - Double Blue Butterfly Pea
    $3.00

    10 seeds per pack. A fantastic double-flowered form of the blue Butterfly Pea. A fairly common legume in tropical Asia, it is best known for its beautiful flowers. An herbaceous perennial, growing as a vine or creeping plant...

  • Clitoria ternatea - White Butterfly Pea

    Clitoria ternatea - White Butterfly Pea
    $3.00

    10 seeds per pack. Seeds are from a less common white flowered variant of the Butterfly Pea. A fairly common legume in tropical Asia, it is best known for its beautiful flowers. An herbaceous perennial, growing as a vine or...

     
  • Coccoloba spinescens - Coccoloba spinescens
    $6.00

    4 seeds per pack. A very attractive Sea Grape relative, with long clusters of small, fleshy, bright white fruits. Very little information is available about this species, but the fruits are said to be edible, with a very...

     
  • Coffea arabica - Dwarf Coffee

    Coffea arabica - Dwarf Coffee
    $2.50

    8 seeds per pack. Seeds are from a dwarf type of Arabica known also for its high yield of fruits. Similar to Catura Coffee. Trees will grow to about 3-4ft. Makes an attractive and easy to grow house plant. Hardy to about 30F...

  • Coffea arabica - Kona Coffee

    Coffea arabica - Kona Coffee
    $2.50

    8 seeds per pack. Seeds are from the well-known Kona variety which produces a superior tasting bean. Grow your own coffee! Coffee is an easy to grow small or medium sized shrub that does very well as a house plant. Will...

  • Coffea catura - Catura Coffee

    Coffea catura - Catura Coffee
    $2.50

    8 seeds per pack. a.k.a. Coffea arabica var catura. A dwarf commercial coffee variety known for its high quality beans. Trees generally grow to 5-8ft, and unlike many other coffee species, will grow in full sun. Makes an...

  • Coix lacryma - Job's Tears

    Coix lacryma - Job's Tears
    $2.50

    10 seeds per pack. Perennial grass grown for its pea-sized seeds which are edible when cooked. The seeds have numerous uses, being employed as grains, in coffees, teas, and eaten out of hand. They have a mild, slightly...

     
  • Corchorus olitorius - West African Sorrel

    Corchorus olitorius - West African Sorrel
    $3.00

    100 seeds per pack. A versatile shrub, with edible seeds, leaves & young fruits, along with medicinal uses, as well as being the primary source of jute fiber. Typically grown as an annual crop, particularly in Africa, where...

     
  • Cordia boissieri - Mexican Olive

    Cordia boissieri - Mexican Olive
    $3.50

    7 seeds per pack. A shrubby, bushy tree, native to the Central gulf coast region from southern Texas into Mexico. Bears small fruits that are edible when processed into preserves (not edible when fresh). More commonly, the...

     
  • Cordia dichotoma - Bird Lime Tree

    Cordia dichotoma - Bird Lime Tree
    $2.50

    10 seeds per pack. A locally popular fruit in some parts of India and southeast Asia, primarily used as an ingredient in some traditional cooked dishes. Fruits are small, ripen to pink-yellow and contain a single seed. The...

  • Cordia dodecandra - Ziricote

    Cordia dodecandra - Ziricote
    $4.00

    2 seeds per pack. An edible fruited Cordia, with 2", white-yellow fruits that have a passing resemblance to the loquat. Fruits have a sweetly acidic flavor and are considered a delicacy in some areas. Commercially cultivated...

  • Crataegus pinnatifida - Chinese Hawthorn

    Crataegus pinnatifida - Chinese Hawthorn
    $2.50

    10 seeds per pack. Red-fruited hawthorn. Fruits can be eaten fresh but are often used in preserves. The fruits also have a variety of medicinal properties and have been used for eating and medicine for centuries. Hardy to...

     
  • Crataegus pubescens - Mexican Apple

    Crataegus pubescens - Mexican Apple
    $3.00

    5 seeds per pack. Small, yellow skinned, apple-like fruit. Fruits can be eaten fresh but are often used in preserves. The fruits also have a variety of medicinal properties and have been used for eating and medicine for...

  • Crateva tapia - Spider Flower Tree

    Crateva tapia - Spider Flower Tree
    $4.00

    2 seeds per pack. Also known as the Garlic Pear, this a strange, edible fruit native to Central and South America. All parts of the plant, including the fruits have the scent of garlic. While the tree is not cultivated for...

     
  • Cucumis metuliferus - Horned Melon

    Cucumis metuliferus - Horned Melon
    $2.50

    10 seeds per pack. A true oddity, from its knobby orange skin to its bright green flesh. Tastes somewhat like a cucumber but when sugar is added to the watery flesh, a sweet treat is the result. Related to watermelons and...

     
  • Cyclanthera pedata var edulis - Acchocha

    Cyclanthera pedata var edulis - Acchocha
    $3.00

    8 seeds per pack. An exotic Andean South American member of the cucumber/melon family yielding cucumber-like fruits that can grow up to 6-8" long. Fruits have a number of edible uses, both raw and cooked, and have a flavor...

  • Cyphomandra abutiloides - Dwarf Tamarillo

    Cyphomandra abutiloides - Dwarf Tamarillo
    $2.50

    15 seeds per pack. A fast growing near relative of the Tree Tomato. Bears small, orange ripening fruits with soft orange flesh. Attractive shrub to 6-10 feet. Easily container grown. Mildly frost hardy to 30-32F. Uncommon,...

     
  • Cyphomandra betacea - Amber Tree Tomato

    Cyphomandra betacea - Amber Tree Tomato
    $3.00

    10 seeds per pack. A Tree Tomato variant, producing orange-red colored fruits with an amber glow. Very fast-growing shrub/tree to 10-15ft. Produces many stalks of glossy, egg shaped fruits up to 4" long. In its native South...

  • Cyphomandra betacea - Tree Tomato

    Cyphomandra betacea - Tree Tomato
    $2.50

    10 seeds per pack. Seeds are from mixed types. Very fast-growing shrub/tree to 10-15ft. Produces many stalks of glossy, egg shaped fruits up to 4" long. In its native South America, the tree tomato is usually used to flavor...

     
  • Dasymaschalon blumei - Malayan Annona

    Dasymaschalon blumei - Malayan Annona
    $3.00

    8 seeds per pack. A shrubby Annona from the jungles of southeast Asia. It is best known for its attractive flowers, which have a flowing, leaf-like appearance and a wonderful fragrance that is akin to ylang-ylang. The...

  • Detarium microcarpum - Sweet Detar

    Detarium microcarpum - Sweet Detar
    $7.00

    2 seeds per pack. A tree legume, native to Africa, with a wide variety of economic uses, including edible fruits. The fruits can be eaten raw, but are often utilized in making a type of flour. The tree is prized in its...

  • Dialium cochinchinense - Velvet Tamarind

    Dialium cochinchinense - Velvet Tamarind
    $4.00

    2 seeds per pack. A popular tropical fruit in parts of southeast Asia, with fuzzy velvet purple, grape-sized fruits. Popularly sold in street markets dried, on a stick, sometimes with spicy or sugary coatings. Flavor is...

  • Dialium guineense - Velvet Tamarind

    Dialium guineense - Velvet Tamarind
    $4.00

    2 seeds per pack. An African native fruit tree, bearing large clusters of fuzzy, dark purple-black fruits. Popular as a small scale commercial crop. Fruits have a tangy, somewhat candy like flavor, and are reminiscent of the...

  • Dialium indum - Tamarind Plum

    Dialium indum - Tamarind Plum
    $4.00

    2 seeds per pack. A small, grape-sized fruit with edible, dry pulp that tastes similar to the tamarind, with a sweet-sour flavor. Typically eaten as a candy-like, snack fruit. Large, evergreen, tropical tree to 120 ft / 40 m...

  • Dillenia indica - Elephant Apple

    Dillenia indica - Elephant Apple
    $2.50

    8 seeds per pack. Large, tart flavored fruit weighing up to a couple of pounds. The tree is well-known and cultivated in many tropical areas for its fruits. The fruits are edible out of hand when ripe, and used unripe to...

  • 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 glabra - Blueberry Bush
    $2.00

    5 seeds per pack. A southern African native shrub bearing small red purple fruits that are popular with birds. Unknown if (though probably) edible. Dense growth, small growth habit to 6-15 feet. Hardy to mild frosts, to zone...

  • Diospyros lotus - Date Plum

    Diospyros lotus - Date Plum
    $2.00

    8 seeds per pack. A deciduous tree bearing yellow-black fruits about the size of a walnut. Fruits have an excellent flavor when over-ripe, and when dried, have a date-like flavor. The fruits are esteemed in Asia and in much...

     
  • Diospyros malabarica - Indian Persimmon

    Diospyros malabarica - Indian Persimmon
    $4.00

    4 seeds per pack. A tropical persimmon, native from India through southeast Asia. It bears small, orange-brown colored fruits which are edible when ripe, but usually not highly esteemed. The tree is known as an important...

  • 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...

     

 

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