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Tropical Fruit F-O


  • Kadsura coccinea - Kadsura

    Kadsura coccinea - Kadsura
    $4.00

    5 seeds per pack. A rare, edible fruit from southern China and southeast Asia. It is a vining plant, bearing small to occasionally medium sized fruits that are a collection of capsuled carpels. The fruits are edible, said to...

  • Kadsura longipedunculata - Chinese Kadsura Vine
    $3.00

    10 seeds per pack. An interesting and less common Kadsura species, related to the Schisandra. It is an evergreen, climbing shrub, with small and attractive cream to yellow colored flowers with bright red centers. The flowers...

     
  • Laurus nobilis - Bay Leaf

    Laurus nobilis - Bay Leaf
    $3.50

    4 seeds per pack. The beautiful and fabled Bay Leaf tree provides the bay leaf of culinary fame. The leaves are highly fragrant and impart a delicious flavor to numerous foods and seasonings. The tree also has an ancient...

     
  • Lawsonia inermis - Henna

    Lawsonia inermis - Henna
    $2.00

    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
    $3.00

    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
    $2.50

    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
    $2.50

    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
    $2.50

    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
    $3.00

    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
    $2.50

    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
    $2.00

    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
    $2.50

    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
    $3.50

    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
    $3.00

    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
    $3.00

    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 zapota - Sapodilla

    Manilkara zapota - Sapodilla
    $3.50

    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
    $3.00

    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...

     
  • Microcos paniculata - Elm Leaf Grewia

    Microcos paniculata - Elm Leaf Grewia
    $3.00

    8 seeds per pack. An edible Phalsa relative, native to India and portions of southeast Asia. The small fruits are gathered wild and said to have a sour flavor. Parts of the plant are used to make teas. It also has some...

     
  • Mimusops elengi - Spanish Cherry

    Mimusops elengi - Spanish Cherry
    $3.00

    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...

  • Momordica cochinchinensis - Gac

    Momordica cochinchinensis - Gac
    $5.00

    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
    $5.00

    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
    $3.00

    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
    $2.25

    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...

  • Morinda citrifolia - Variegated Noni

    Morinda citrifolia - Variegated Noni
    $3.00

    7 seeds per pack. This is a variegated leaf colored variety. White knobby fruit growing on a small tropical shrub or tree. The fruits are extensively used for their medicinal and health benefiting properties. Can be...

  • Moringa concanensis - Konkan Moringa

    Moringa concanensis - Konkan Moringa
    $3.50

    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...

  • Morus macroura - Pakistani Mulberry

    Morus macroura - Pakistani Mulberry
    $3.00

    15 seeds per pack. Large fruited mulberry bearing fruits several inches long. Fruits are sweet flavored, eat just like common mulberries. Will stand temperatures several degrees below freezing. Wood is also of high quality...

  • Morus nigra - Black Mulberry

    Morus nigra - Black Mulberry
    $2.50

    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)...

     
  • Morus rubra - Red Mulberry

    Morus rubra - Red Mulberry
    $2.50

    15 seeds per pack. North American native mulberry is extremely hardy (to 0-10F). Bears red colored mulberries a few inches in length. This tree is uncommon both in the wild and in cultivation. #757 Hardy to at least zone 6...

     
  • Muntingia calabura - Jamaica Cherry

    Muntingia calabura - Jamaica Cherry
    $2.50

    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
    $2.50

    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 balbisiana - Atia Black Banana

    Musa balbisiana - Atia Black Banana
    $4.00

    5 seeds per pack. Seeds are from the 'Atia Black' cultivar. The variety is known for its clumping habit and ornamental leaves and stems. When exposed to light, the stems can turn almost completely black, with dark green...

     
  • Musa balbisiana - Thai Wild Banana

    Musa balbisiana - Thai Wild Banana
    $3.00

    8 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 itinerans - Burmese Blue Banana
    $4.00

    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 itinerans - Yunnan Banana

    Musa itinerans - Yunnan Banana
    $4.00

    6 seeds per pack. Originally from mountainous regions in India, this species is one of the most cold hardy banana's, with roots hardy to 10-15 degrees below freezing, with even leaves withstanding light frosts. Can grow...

     
  • Musa paradisiaca - French Plantain

    Musa paradisiaca - French Plantain
    $4.00

    6 seeds per pack. A beautiful edible and ornamental banana producing a type of sweet plantain fruit. Grows to 10-20ft with huge, cylindrical leaves. This species is sometimes crossed with the more common banana species to...

     
  • Musa sikkimensis - Darjeeling Banana

    Musa sikkimensis - Darjeeling Banana
    $4.00

    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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