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Tropical Fruit Ci-E


  • Chrysophyllum mexicanum - Caimitillo
    $4.00

    2 seeds per pack. A small, wild fruit, native to the tropical forests in southern Mexico and Central America. Related to the star apple, this species has a number of similarities to the Satin Leaf Tree (Chrysophyllum...

     
  • 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...

  • Cinnamomum septentrionale - Wild Cinnamon

    Cinnamomum septentrionale - Wild Cinnamon
    $3.00

    8 seeds per pack. An uncommon, wild cinnamon species that is native to southern China. Not much information is available about this species, but like other cinnamon's, it has highly aromatic fruits, bark and leaves. It is...

  • Citrus aurantium - Brazilian Sour Orange

    Citrus aurantium - Brazilian Sour Orange
    $3.00

    8 seeds per pack. Large, classic tasting sour orange, prized for marmalades. Fruits can weigh up to a couple of pounds, are yellow-orange and juicy. Trees are hardy to 26-28F. Sour oranges are known for being considerably...

     
  • Clitoria ternatea - Blue White Butterfly Pea

    Clitoria ternatea - Blue White Butterfly Pea
    $3.00

    10 seeds per pack. Seeds are from a variety with white flowers dusted with blue accents. A fairly common legume in tropical Asia, it is best known for its beautiful flowers. An herbaceous perennial, growing as a vine or...

     
  • 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 - Coffee

    Coffea arabica - Coffee
    $2.50

    10 seeds per pack. Grow your own coffee! Coffee is an easy to grow small or medium sized shrub that does very well as a house plant. Will survive temperatures to the 30's if put outside. Coffee beans are the seeds of the...

     
  • 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...

     
  • 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...

     
  • Cola lepidota - Monkey Cola

    Cola lepidota - Monkey Cola
    $7.00

    1 seed per pack. An interesting and rare Cola Nut from Western Africa. The large fruit have a number of edible uses, with vitamin filled, orange colored pulp and huge, violet colored seeds. While the species is scarcely...

  • Cola nitida - Wild Cola Nut

    Cola nitida - Wild Cola Nut
    $7.00

    1 seed per pack. A close relative of the better known Cola Nut, Cola acuminata, this species also bears large nuts that are used as a stimulant and an ingredient in soft drinks. A medium to large sized tropical tree. Needs...

     
  • Cola pachycarpa - Monkey Kola

    Cola pachycarpa - Monkey Kola
    $9.00

    1 seed per pack. Note: Seeds are very large. A wild growing Cola Nut found in lowland forests of some West African countries. This species is little known outside of Africa and bears fairly large fruits, up to several inches...

  • 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

    8 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...

     
  • Cucumis metuliferus - Horned Melon Rund

    Cucumis metuliferus - Horned Melon Rund
    $2.50

    5 seeds per pack. a.k.a. Kiwano Rund (Round). A very rare variant of the African Horned Melon producing baseball sized fruits that ripen to a ghostly white-yellow color. Flesh is bright green. Flavor is similar to the...

  • Cucurbita ficifolia - Fig-Leafed Gourd

    Cucurbita ficifolia - Fig-Leafed Gourd
    $3.00

    5 seeds per pack. A distinct species in the squash family, bearing 10-12 pound green and white skinned fruits that look a bit like a watermelon. The fruits, flowers, young greens and seeds all have a variety of edible uses...

  • 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 - Orange Tree Tomato

    Cyphomandra betacea - Orange Tree Tomato
    $2.50

    10 seeds per pack. Seeds are from Orange ripening types, with orange flesh. 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...

  • 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...

  • Cyphomandra betacea - White Egg Tree Tomato

    Cyphomandra betacea - White Egg Tree Tomato
    $2.50

    10 seeds per pack. A rare variety of tree tomato, bearing fruits that ripen to a green-white color, often with subtle spotting. Very fast-growing shrub/tree to 10-15ft. In its native South America, the tree tomato is usually...

     
  • Dacryodes edulis - Butterfruit

    Dacryodes edulis - Butterfruit
    $8.00

    1 seed per pack. Rare, African tree bearing 2-6", oval fruits which ripen to an off-purple blue color. The fruits are eaten raw or cooked and when cooked, have a texture much like butter. The seed also has a number of uses,...

  • Davidsonia pruriens - Davidsons Plum

    Davidsonia pruriens - Davidsons Plum
    $4.00

    1 seed per pack. Acid flavored, Australian rainforest fruit closely resembling a plum. Fruits are eaten fresh, or commonly used to make jams and wines. Tree is slender, to 30ft, hardy to at least 32F. Seeds are fresh, cannot...

  • 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 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...

     
  • 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...


 

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