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Tropical Fruit F-O

  • Jarilla caudata - Jarilla

    Jarilla caudata - Jarilla

    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...

  • Lawsonia inermis - Henna

    Lawsonia inermis - Henna

    100 seeds per pack. Fast-growing, small tropical shrub or bush. Produces the dye henna which has a wide variety of uses and has recently become popular as a temporary tattoo. Plants will not take frost, but do well in...

  • Leea indica - Bandicoot Berry

    Leea indica - Bandicoot Berry

    10 seeds per pack. A shrub or small tree, native through India and portions of China. It bears large clusters of small red-purple fruits, which are said to be edible. The young shoots are also eaten and the plant has a...

  • Lepidium meyenii - Maca

    Lepidium meyenii - Maca

    15 seeds per pack. A subtropical biennial or annual grown for its fleshy, edible roots. The roots have a variety of edible uses, in making flour, brewing beer, and the leaves can be eaten like lettuce. Recently, maca has...

  • Leycesteria formosa - Himalayan Honeysuckle

    Leycesteria formosa - Himalayan Honeysuckle

    25 seeds per pack. Spreading shrub to 4-8ft, producing clusters of dainty white-pink flowers, which are followed by dark purple to brown fruits. The berry-sized fruits reportedly have a caramel-raisin-like flavor, and are...

  • Leycesteria formosa - Himalayan Honeysuckle, Yellow Leaf

    Leycesteria formosa - Himalayan Honeysuckle, Yellow Leaf

    25 seeds per pack. Seeds are from an ornamental yellow-green leafed variety. Most seeds appear to breed true. Spreading shrub to 4-8ft, producing clusters of dainty white-pink flowers, which are followed by dark purple to...

  • Lycium berlandieri - Berlandier's Wolfberry

    Lycium berlandieri - Berlandier's Wolfberry

    10 seeds per pack. A little known wolfberry species native to the southwestern United States and portions of Mexico. In summer it produces large quantities of small, red fruits that are similar in general appearance to the...

  • Lycium chinense - Goji Berry

    Lycium chinense - Goji Berry

    50 seeds per pack. An important, traditional Chinese fruit and medicinal plant, the goji berry is a small, red berry born in abundance on a low-growing shrubby tree. This species and L. barbarum are extremely similar, with...

  • Lycium exsertum - Desert Wolfberry

    Lycium exsertum - Desert Wolfberry

    50 seeds per pack. A small fruited, wild wolfberry, native to the Sonoran Desert of Arizona and northern Mexico. The tiny red berries are edible and reportedly taste somewhat like tomatoes. A shrub, growing up to 8 feet, and...

  • Lycium ruthenicum - Black Goji Berry

    Lycium ruthenicum - Black Goji Berry

    30 seeds per pack. A relative of the popular goji berry, this black fruited species bears small, berry-like fruits. Fruits are lesser known than the standard goji, but are popular in China for a number of alleged medicinal...

  • Malvaviscus arborescens - Mexican Apple

    Malvaviscus arborescens - Mexican Apple

    10 seeds per pack. a.k.a. Turk's Cap. A small, red fruit, native to much of Mexico, into parts of Texas and even Florida. Best known for its bright red flowers, which look like turk's caps. The red fruits are edible, with a...

  • Manihot esculenta  - Cassava

    Manihot esculenta - Cassava

    5 seeds per pack. A tropical perennial or annual, known as the commercial source of cassava root and tapioca starch. The plant is widely grown commercially, with many commercial cultivars, and with the roots used for a...

  • Manilkara chicle - Chicle

    Manilkara chicle - Chicle

    3 seeds per pack. Less common than its close relative the Sapodilla, Manilkara chicle produces small, brown colored, edible fruits. It is also a source of the gummy latex chicle. Although the tree contains more latex than M...

  • Manilkara hexandra - Khirni

    Manilkara hexandra - Khirni

    10 seeds per pack. A lesser-known Sapodilla relative which is native to India. Bears small, cylindrical, 1" fruits that have a pleasant sweet flavor. Fruits are considered a delicacy by many and are sometimes found in the...

  • Manilkara zapota - Sapodilla

    Manilkara zapota - Sapodilla

    3 seeds per pack. Meaty fruit with soft, dark brown flesh having a sugary, fruity flavor. The sapodilla tree is also the source of chicle, a sticky latex substance used in chewing gum and industrial applications. The...

  • Melothria scabra - Mexican Sour Cucumber

    Melothria scabra - Mexican Sour Cucumber

    15 seeds per pack. An interesting cucurbit bearing grape-sized fruits with the flavor of a cucumber. Native to portions of Mexico, the fruit is also notable for looking much like a miniature watermelon. Fruits can be eaten...

  • Mimusops balata - Ausubo

    Mimusops balata - Ausubo

    2 seeds per pack. a.k.a. Manilkara bidentata. Round, smooth, yellow skinned fruit about two inches across. Flesh is yellow, with a consistency much like the canistel. Fruit sometimes has a nice flavor and the tree is also an...

  • Mimusops elengi - Spanish Cherry

    Mimusops elengi - Spanish Cherry

    5 seeds per pack. Medium-small, orange-red colored sapote relative with sweet flavored pulp. The flowers are fragrant and sometimes used in perfumes. The Spanish Cherry is a quick grower and provides and abundance of pretty...

  • Mimusops obovata - Coastal Red Milkwood

    Mimusops obovata - Coastal Red Milkwood

    5 seeds per pack. A native African member of the sapote family bearing small, edible red fruits. Grows with a bushy or medium sized tree habit. Found wild in Southern Africa. Plants make attractive ornamental specimens and...

  • Momordica cochinchinensis - Gac

    Momordica cochinchinensis - Gac

    4 seeds per pack. Hugely popular in parts of southeast Asia, particularly Vietnam, the Gac is a strange fruit of the gourd family. Fruits are about 4-5", roughly oval, with bright orange skin covered in small spines. The...

  • Momordica grosvenorii - Buddha Fruit

    Momordica grosvenorii - Buddha Fruit

    5 seeds per pack. a.k.a. Siraitia grosvenorii. Note: This batch of seeds is from premium Asian commercial varieties with large fruits. A perennial and deciduous vine native to southern China. Part of the melon family, the...

  • Monodora myristica - Calabash Nutmeg

    Monodora myristica - Calabash Nutmeg

    1 seed per pack. a.k.a. Jamaican Nutmeg. A beautiful tropical tree prized both for its aromatic seeds and for its multi-colored, ornamental flowers. Seeds are dried, ground and used as a nutmeg substitute. Aroma is similar...

  • Morinda citrifolia - Noni

    Morinda citrifolia - Noni

    10 seeds per pack. White, knobby fruit growing on a small, tropical, shrubby tree. The fruits are extensively used for their medicinal and health benefiting properties. Can be container grown. Fruits ripen to white, and have...

  • Moringa concanensis - Konkan Moringa

    Moringa concanensis - Konkan Moringa

    5 seeds per pack. A much lesser known Horseradish Tree, native to India. Shows some similarities to M. oleifera with an interesting history that continues to be studied. Some sources suggest this species has uses both...

  • Moringa hildebrandtii - Hildebrandt's Moringa

    3 seeds per pack. An extremely rare Moringa from Madagascar. This species is noteworthy for its large seeds, which are 2-4 times the size of the more common Moringa oleifera. The species is extinct in the wild, but is...

  • Morus nigra - Black Mulberry

    Morus nigra - Black Mulberry

    50 seeds per pack. Deciduous tree bearing black berry fruits similar in appearance to a blackberry. Fruits are sweet and quite tasty. Hardy to zone 5. Grows to 10-15 m / 32-49 ft. #638 Hardy to at least zone 6 (-10 - 0F)...

  • Muntingia calabura - Jamaica Cherry

    Muntingia calabura - Jamaica Cherry

    25 seeds per pack. a.k.a. Strawberry Tree. Seeds are extremely tiny. Small or medium sized tree common to tropical and Caribbean island areas. Small red fruits are very sweet and have fig overtones. Trees can survive brief...

  • Muntingia calabura - Yellow Jamaica Cherry

    Muntingia calabura - Yellow Jamaica Cherry

    25 seeds per pack. Seeds are from a yellow fruited variety. Seeds are extremely tiny. Small or medium sized tree common to tropical and Caribbean island areas. Small yellow fruits are very sweet and have fig overtones. Trees...

  • Musa acuminata Colla - Banana

    Musa acuminata Colla - Banana

    10 seeds per pack. The original wild banana, seeds are from a wild form found in Thailand. Plants are similar in growth habit to common cultivated banana's, growing to 10-20ft, with huge leaves. Fruits are variable, often...

  • Musa balbisiana - Wild Banana

    Musa balbisiana - Wild Banana

    10 seeds per pack. Believed to be the ancestor of the modern banana, this wild species bears plump fruits with edible pulp and seeds. The fruits are a similar to both plantains and common bananas. Plants occasionally produce...

  • Musa cheesmanii - Cheesman's Banana

    5 seeds per pack. A large, wild banana native to India. Noteworthy for its very large, ornamental leaves. It is similar to M. sikkimensis, a cold hardy banana, so there is potential for this species being cold hardy as well...

  • Musa griersonii - Wild Banana

    5 seeds per pack. A very rare banana species from the Himalayan region. Barely known in the wild, seeds have only recently come available from cultivated collections. A very attractive banana, with typically large leaves and...

  • Musa ingens - Giant Banana

    Musa ingens - Giant Banana

    1 seed per pack. This is the fabled gigantic banana, a huge species that can grow to 20 m / 66 ft tall! Leaves can grow to 5 m / 16 ft long, with a stout "trunk" growing a feet in diameter. This is the largest known banana...

  • Musa itinerans - Burmese Blue Banana

    5 seeds per pack. A highly unique and colorful banana having iridescent pink-purple-blue fruits. The fruits grow to 4-6" and form in nice clusters. They are used in Thai cooking and are often cooked. The leaves are also...

  • Musa monticola - Kinabalu Mountain Banana

    4 seeds per pack. An extremely rare banana, native to a small region above 3000 ft in the mountains of northern Sabah, Borneo. It is of short stature, usually only growing to 3- 6 ft tall (1-2 m). It yields pineapple sized...

  • Musa sikkimensis - Darjeeling Banana

    Musa sikkimensis - Darjeeling Banana

    5 seeds per pack. A rare and beautiful banana from the Himalaya's. The Darjeeling Banana bears sweet edible fruits but is best known for its spectacular cold tolerance, able to survive temperatures to 10F! Huge ornamental...



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