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  • Cuchipa Ismaynin Potato
    $4.00

    10 seeds per pack. A very exotic heirloom potato variety from Peru. The roots are very much unlike the common potato in appearance, neon-magenta in color, elongated, averaging three inches, and heavily ribbed & lumped on...

  • Sapindus mukorossi - Chinese Soapberry

    Sapindus mukorossi - Chinese Soapberry
    $3.50

    4 seeds per pack. Similar to its close relative the Soapberry, the Chinese Soapberry bears 1", yellow fruits with a large seed. The fruits and seed contain high levels of saponin and are commonly used as a detergent. Medium...

     
  • Sapindus trifoliatus - Soapnut

    Sapindus trifoliatus - Soapnut
    $2.50

    3 seeds per pack. An evergreen tree native to India. Not edible, but best known for the wide use of its seeds, which contain saponins and are used as a soap substitute. Grows to 6-75 / 25 m. Tolerant of drier environments as...

  • Schleichera oleosa - Kusum Tree

    Schleichera oleosa - Kusum Tree
    $3.00

    7 seeds per pack. A medium to large sized deciduous tree native to India, known for being the source of Kusum Oil. The oil has a number of medicinal, topical and edible uses. The tree also features attractive, red-colored...

  • Sclerocarya birrea - Marula

    Sclerocarya birrea - Marula
    $6.00

    3 seeds per pack. Medium sized fruit with sweet-sour tasting flesh that is highly esteemed in parts of Africa. Often used in juices and alcoholic drinks. Very high in vitamin C. The marula is one of Africa's main native,...

     
  • Selenicereus megalanthus - Yellow Pitaya

    Selenicereus megalanthus - Yellow Pitaya
    $3.25

    8 seeds per pack. Tasty yellow skinned dragon fruit relative. Very popular in Asia. The plant is a vining cactus growing either out of the soil or as an epiphyte, with aerial roots. Plants are tolerant of short frosts and...

     
  • Sicana odorifera - Cassabanana

    Sicana odorifera - Cassabanana
    $4.00

    5 seeds per pack. An herbaceous vine bearing a striking 12-24" long, bright red fruit with a delightful melon-like smell and flavor. Vines are vigorous, often growing up to 50ft. The fruit is common in parts of South and...

     
  • Sideroxylon foetidissimum - Yellow Mastic

    Sideroxylon foetidissimum - Yellow Mastic
    $5.00

    2 seeds per pack. A fast-growing tree, native to tropical America, bearing small, orange colored fruits with an edible, gummy flesh. While not grown commercially, the fruits have admirers and are harvested from wild trees...

  • Sideroxylon inerme - White Milkwood

    Sideroxylon inerme - White Milkwood
    $2.50

    5 seeds per pack. A medium sized South African native tree bearing small purple-black berry-like fruits. Some sources list the fruits as edible, but the tree has a popular history of landscape use in South Africa, with many...

     
  • Sideroxylon obtusifolium - Jungle Plum

    Sideroxylon obtusifolium - Jungle Plum
    $5.00

    1 seed per pack. A medium sized tree bearing a small, dark purple, edible fruit with succulent, sweet pulp. While not a commercial crop, the fruits are said to be tasty and often harvested from wild trees. Native to Central...

     
  • Simmondsia chinensis - Jojoba Nut

    Simmondsia chinensis - Jojoba Nut
    $2.50

    5 seeds per pack. Desert shrub bearing the jojoba nut, an edible nut tasting somewhat like a hazelnut. The jojoba is famously known as the source of jojoba oil, an oil with important uses in cosmetics and skin care. The...

  • Solanum aviculare - Kangaroo Apple

    Solanum aviculare - Kangaroo Apple
    $2.50

    15 seeds per pack. Medium sized shrub native to Australia. Produces medium tomato sized fruits bright yellow-orange in color. Makes an attractive ornamental for its dark colored branches and dark-veined leaves. A couple of...

     
  • Solanum burbankii - Wonderberry

    Solanum burbankii - Wonderberry
    $2.00

    30 seeds per pack. Small, purple-black fruit similar to the huckleberry. The wonderberry grows on a small annual shrub, from 6"-3' in height. Fruits are used to make pies and preserves. Easily grown in pots, growth...

  • Solanum caripense - Tzimbalo

    Solanum caripense - Tzimbalo
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. A South American fruit closely related to the pepino. The fruits are smaller than the pepino, but with similar striped skin coloration. Flavor also has similarities, but the fruits tend to be juicier. Low...

  • Solanum melanocerasum - Garden Huckleberry

    Solanum melanocerasum - Garden Huckleberry
    $2.50

    40 seeds per pack. Small, purple-black fruit similar in appearance to the huckleberry. The true garden huckleberry is larger (about 1.5-2x) than the wonderberry (a hybrid relative). This variety is sweeter than most and of...

     
  • Solanum muricatum - Pepino

    Solanum muricatum - Pepino
    $5.00

    10 seeds per pack. Large sized fruit, to 4-6", sometimes weighing a pound or two. Quick growing shrub. Fruit is quite good and tastes very similar to a cantaloupe. Hardy to 27F. Will fruit in 9-12 months from seed. Becoming...

     
  • Solanum quitoense - Naranjilla

    Solanum quitoense - Naranjilla
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. Orange, fuzzy skinned fruit about the size of a large cherry tomato. Has tasty acidic green pulp that can be eaten fresh but is also used in Central and South America to make a popular beverage...

     
  • Solanum sessiliflorum - Red Cocona

    Solanum sessiliflorum - Red Cocona
    $3.00

    10 seeds per pack. A cocona variety form Peru, bearing small, dark red colored fruits. Excellent for juicing and making different types of sauces. An herbaceous shrub, growing to 4-6 feet. Not frost hardy, but suitable for...

  • Solanum uporo - Cannibal's Tomato

    Solanum uporo - Cannibal's Tomato
    $2.50

    10 seeds per pack. a.k.a. Solanum viride. An infamous fruit from the South Seas, the Cannibal's Tomato was once called the perfect accompaniment for a cannibal's favorite meal. Fruits are rounded, about the size of large...

     
  • Spondias mombin - Yellow Mombin

    Spondias mombin - Yellow Mombin
    $4.00

    2 seeds per pack. Juicy, yellow fruit the size of a small plum. Has an acidic flavor and is eaten out of hand, or used to flavor ice creams and desserts. Trees grow best in subtropical to tropical climates and do not take...

  • Spondias pinnata - Malaysian Mombin

    Spondias pinnata - Malaysian Mombin
    $3.00

    2 seeds per pack. A popular mombin fruit, native to southeast Asia, well regarded for its sour flavored, edible pulp. The fruits are widely cultivated in the region and along with their edible uses, are also found as an...

  • Spondias purpurea - Chi Abal Mombin

    Spondias purpurea - Chi Abal Mombin
    $5.00

    2 seeds per pack. Seeds are from the 'Chi Abal' variety, with red skin and orange flesh. Lovely flavor, and a very popular commercial fruit throughout its native range. Native to seasonally dry forests. Minimal frost...

     
  • Spondias purpurea - Chiapas Mombin

    Spondias purpurea - Chiapas Mombin
    $5.00

    2 seeds per pack. A beautiful Jocote variety from the Chiapas region of Mexico, having rounded, red-orange ripening fruits. Lovely flavor, and a very popular commercial fruit throughout its native range. Native to seasonally...

     
  • Spondias purpurea - Spanish Plum

    Spondias purpurea - Spanish Plum
    $5.00

    2 seeds per pack. Popular fruit of the American tropics. Purple-red colored fruit, with yellow flesh, having a nice plum like flavor. Trees are somewhat cold sensitive. Needs a frost free climate. #685 View plant database...

  • Spondias purpurea - Tuspena Mombin

    Spondias purpurea - Tuspena Mombin
    $5.00

    2 seeds per pack. Seeds are from the 'Tuspana' variety, with yellow skinned, yellow fleshed fruits. Lovely flavor, and a very popular commercial fruit throughout its native range. Native to seasonally dry forests. Minimal...

  • Sterculia guttata - Spotted Sterculia

    Sterculia guttata - Spotted Sterculia
    $2.50

    5 seeds per pack. A mostly ornamental Sterculia native to India. Has uniquely interesting, small and hairy, spotted flowers. Bears lobed fruits with seeds that have some purported medicinal properties. Seeds from a number of...

  • Syzygium cuminii - Java Plum

    Syzygium cuminii - Java Plum
    $4.00

    2 seeds per pack. 1-1.5" dark purple fruit with a sweetish flavor. Fruits are very juicy. Subtropical, can be container grown. If allowed, can grow to be a very large tree. Hardy to the lower 20's (F). Seeds are fresh,...

     
  • Syzygium malaccense - Malay Apple

    Syzygium malaccense - Malay Apple
    $5.00

    1 seed per pack. Beautiful tree that can be kept small or grown to 40+ft. Produces a large, red, crunchy fruit with a soft, sweet flavor, resembling an apple. A very refreshing fruit, malay apples, or mountain apples as they...

  • Syzygium moorei - Coolamon

    Syzygium moorei - Coolamon
    $4.00

    1 seed per pack. A majestic Syzygium of the Australian rain forest region. Notable for its intensely colorful, red-pink flowers, which are followed by fleshy, white fruits. The fruits are edible, but usually used in...

     
  • Syzygium samarangense - Wax Jambu

    Syzygium samarangense - Wax Jambu
    $5.00

    1 seed per pack. Please note that many of the seeds in this batch are beginning to germinate. Medium to large sized fruit with a crunchy texture and mild sweet flavor. The wax jambu is marginally hardy, surviving...

     
  • Syzygium tripinnatum - Hagis

    Syzygium tripinnatum - Hagis
    $12.00

    1 seed per pack. Not the similarly named Scottish dessert, but an interesting, relatively rare, edible fruit from the Philippines. Cherry-sized, with very juicy and sour flavored pulp. The fruits can be eaten raw, but are...

     
  • Tabernaemontana elegans - Toad Tree

    Tabernaemontana elegans - Toad Tree
    $3.00

    5 seeds per pack. An exotic shrub of South Africa, beautiful as an ornamental for its white, clustered, finely fragrant flowers. Bears odd, warty, green fruits that look like a toad. Sources say the fruits are edible and...

     
  • Tamarindus indica - Tamarind

    Tamarindus indica - Tamarind
    $4.00

    10 seeds per pack. Beautiful large tropical tree native to Africa. Can withstand temperatures down to 28F. Fruit is a 4-8" long pod with several large seeds surrounded by sticky, paste-like flesh with a tasty sweet/sour...

     
  • Terminalia catappa - Tropical Almond

    Terminalia catappa - Tropical Almond
    $4.00

    2 seeds per pack. Large tropical tree commonly growing near river banks or ocean shorefronts. The large seed/nut is edible and has an almond-like flavor. The tropical almond is commonly grown for its large canopy, and high...

  • Theobroma bicolor - Mocambo

    Theobroma bicolor - Mocambo
    $7.00

    1 seed per pack. Seeds are pre-germinated and beginning to sprout. A rare cacao/chocolate relative with greenish pods that run roughly the same size as T. cacao. The seeds can also be used to make a type of chocolate and the...

  • Treculia africana - African Breadnut

    Treculia africana - African Breadnut
    $4.50

    1 seed per pack. Please note that some of the seeds in this batch are beginning to germinate. A soccer ball sized fruit that sometimes can reach near 20 pounds in weight, popular throughout Central Africa for a variety of...

     

 

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