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Tropical Fruit

 

Seeds for Tropical Fruits from around the world! Rare, fresh seeds for gardeners in every climate.


  • Actinidia arguta - Baby Kiwi

    Actinidia arguta - Baby Kiwi
    $2.00

    25 seeds per pack. Miniature, green-skinned kiwi fruit to 1" long. The fruit is similar in taste to the kiwifruit, but sweeter. Vining plant, fast-growing, very hardy, to -25F. Both male and female vines are needed to...

  • Actinidia chinensis - Wild Kiwi

    Actinidia chinensis - Wild Kiwi
    $2.00

    50 seeds per pack. Seeds are for the wild kiwi, from China. The wild version bears somewhat smaller fruits than the commercial kiwi. Fruits have mixed pulp colors, from green to yellow and occasionally red. In China, this...

  • Actinidia deliciosa - Kiwi Fruit

    Actinidia deliciosa - Kiwi Fruit
    $2.00

    50 seeds per pack. Brown hairy fruit up to 3" long, common throughout the world. Fruit is wonderful for eating fresh, and is often used in salads, sauces, and juices. Vining plant, fast-growing, hardy to 10F. Both male and...

     
  • Actinidia kolomikta - Arctic Beauty Kiwi

    Actinidia kolomikta - Arctic Beauty Kiwi
    $3.00

    15 seeds per pack. One of the hardiest kiwi's known, this species is also the parent of a number of ornamental varieties. Plants can show varying levels of variegation, often white and sometimes a beautiful pink. Yields...

  • Adansonia digitata - Baobab

    Adansonia digitata - Baobab
    $3.50

    6 seeds per pack. The famous baobab tree of Africa is known for its huge trunk, which can reach 80ft in girth. The tree has an unmistakable appearance, and bears fruits containing a powdery edible pulp that is made into...

     
  • Aegle marmelos - Bael Fruit

    Aegle marmelos - Bael Fruit
    $3.00

    8 seeds per pack. Aromatic fruit with a sticky pulp that is eaten or used medicinally. The bael fruit is an important fruit in parts of Asia. Subtropical tree, withstanding short freezes, long droughts, and very high...

     
  • Akebia trifoliata - Three Leaf Akebia

    Akebia trifoliata - Three Leaf Akebia
    $2.50

    7 seeds per pack. A delightful climbing vine featuring both edible fruit and ornamental scented flowers! The fruits grow to about 4" and have a sweetish flavor. The leaves can be used to make tea. The vine is hardy to well...

     
  • Aleurites molluccana - Candlenut

    Aleurites molluccana - Candlenut
    $3.50

    2 large seeds per pack. Very important medicinal and industrial plant throughout Asia and the Pacific. The hard candlenuts are used for numerous purposes, from extraction of their oils to their uses in jewelry. Tropical tree...

     
  • Alibertia patinoi - Borojo

    Alibertia patinoi - Borojo
    $4.50

    5 seeds per pack. A Colombian native fruit that can grow to the size of a large orange. The nutritious pulp is used locally in the production of juices, candies, wine, and various flavorings. It has some traditional alleged...

     
  • Alpinia caerulea - Blue Fruited Ginger

    Alpinia caerulea - Blue Fruited Ginger
    $3.00

    5 seeds per pack. Blue-fruited ornamental and edible ginger. Ornamental ginger flowers are followed by small blue fruits, which are allegedly edible and have a lemon-like flavor. Hardy to the upper 20's. #826 View plant...

  • Alpinia malaccensis - Giant Shell Ginger

    Alpinia malaccensis - Giant Shell Ginger
    $3.50

    8 seeds per pack. A large ginger, native to southeast Asia. The rhizomes are occasionally used as a spice, similar to common ginger. The plant has a number of medicinal applications as well. Can grow to 4-6 feet, with lovely...

     
  • Amomum maximum - Java Cardamom

    Amomum maximum - Java Cardamom
    $3.00

    10 seeds per pack. An uncommon spice ginger from southeast Asia. The seed pods are used like black cardamom and the unopened flower heads are used in cooking. A medium sized, clumping ginger growing up to 10 ft. Ornamental...

  • Amomum subulatum - Black Cardamom

    Amomum subulatum - Black Cardamom
    $3.00

    8 seeds per pack. An important spice in eastern cuisine's, with a characteristic smoky, camphor-like aroma and flavor. Much less common in western countries than common cardamom. An evergreen, rhizome producing ginger,...

     
  • Amomum tsao-ko - Black Cardamom

    Amomum tsao-ko - Black Cardamom
    $3.00

    6 seeds per pack. (Botanical name recently changed to Lanxangia tsaoko.) A ginger relative, native to the mountainous regions of the Yunnan Province. The seed pods are highly aromatic and when dried, are used as a spice in...

     
  • Amomyrtus meli - Meli

    Amomyrtus meli - Meli
    $3.00

    2 seeds per pack. An interesting, shrubby tree native to portions of Chile. Bears small, purple-black ripening fruits that are similar to the Chilean Guava or Luma. The fruits are aromatic and are said to be edible. The tree...

  • Anacardium occidentale - Cashew Nut

    Anacardium occidentale - Cashew Nut
    $5.00

    2 seeds per pack. This is the cashew nut of commerce. Trees bear cashew apples, a sweet, edible "fruit" often used to flavor beverages, with the hard-shelled cashew nut attached. The nuts are roasted and eaten. Tree to...

  • Anacardium occidentale - Red Cashew Apple

    Anacardium occidentale - Red Cashew Apple
    $5.00

    2 seeds per pack. Seeds are from the red fruited type. This is the cashew nut of commerce. Trees bear cashew apples, a sweet, edible "fruit" often used to flavor beverages, with the hard-shelled cashew nut attached. The nuts...

  • Annona montana - Mountain Soursop

    Annona montana - Mountain Soursop
    $6.00

    2 seeds per pack. Somewhat closely related to the soursop, the Central American native Mountain Soursop bears large, green edible fruits. Flavor is inferior to the soursop, though fruits are often processed for juice-making...

     
  • Annona muricata - Soursop

    Annona muricata - Soursop
    $2.50

    4 seeds per pack. A very large fruit, up to 1 foot long, with a pleasant and unique aromatic flavor. The soursop is very popular as a flavoring for ice creams and drinks. Small tree, requires tropical conditions. Not frost...

     
  • Annona purpurea - Soncoya

    Annona purpurea - Soncoya
    $4.50

    2 seeds per pack. Large-fruited Annona, up to 6-8", with orange, creamy flesh suggesting the flavor of a mango. Trees grow to 20-30ft, and do best in warm, humid climates. Soncoya's are not freeze hardy. #946 Hardy to zone...

  • Annona squamosa 'Purple' - Purple Sugar Apple

    Annona squamosa 'Purple' - Purple Sugar Apple
    $3.50

    2 seeds per pack. Seeds are from the purple fruited type. Large, creamy fruit with aromatic flesh. Similar to the cherimoya but with a sweeter taste, sometimes with a hint of mint. Fruit is excellent quality and can be grown...

  • Annona squamosa - Big Red Sugar Apple
    $3.00

    1 seed per pack. Seeds are from the 'Big Red' variety, bearing brilliant, deep red colored fruits. See photo of 'Isan Indigo' for similar appearance fruits. Flavor is sweet, high quality, with many saying this variety is one...

     
  • Annona squamosa - Na Dai Sugar Apple

    Annona squamosa - Na Dai Sugar Apple
    $2.50

    1 seed per pack. A popular commercial variety of Sugar Apple, from Vietnam. Known for its chewy and meaty flesh, with superior, sweet flavor. Standard care to other sugar apples. Note that seeds can produce offspring plants...

     
  • Annona squamosa - Sugar Apple

    Annona squamosa - Sugar Apple
    $2.50

    5 seeds per pack. Large, creamy fruit with aromatic flesh. Similar to the cherimoya but with a sweeter taste, sometimes with a hint of mint. Fruit is of excellent quality and can be grown indoors/outdoors in a container. The...

  • Annona x - Sugarlata
    $3.50

    1 seed per pack. Seeds are from the Sugarlata, the result of a few generations of hybrids between the Sugar Apple and Custard Apple. Fruits ripen to a purplish-red, with delicious, creamy white flesh. A rare variety with...

     
  • Antidesma bunius - Bignay

    Antidesma bunius - Bignay
    $3.00

    8 seeds per pack. Small berry like fruit borne in large clusters. The fruit is commonly used to make jams, jellies, and wine. Small to medium sized bushy tree. Will stand light frosts. Trees bear heavily. #621 View plant...

     
  • Antidesma ghaesembilla - Black Currant Tree

    Antidesma ghaesembilla - Black Currant Tree
    $2.50

    10 seeds per pack. A bignay relative, native to northern Australia and parts of Asia. Bears small, black currant-like fruits that are edible, sweet and can be eaten raw or used in jams and jellies. Shrubby growth to 25 ft /...

  • Antidesma montanum - Mountain Currant Tree

    Antidesma montanum - Mountain Currant Tree
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. A relative of the bignay native to portions of India and China. A small tree, growing to 10-30 ft. Popular for its small, red, ornamental fruits which are born in drooping clusters. Fruits are similar to...

  • Antidesma puncticulatum - Mao Luang

    Antidesma puncticulatum - Mao Luang
    $3.00

    10 seeds per pack. A prolifically fruiting relative of the bignay, native to southeast Asia. A single tree can yield thousands of the small red to black colored fruits which are edible and sweet, sometimes eaten fresh or...

  • Arbutus unedo - Strawberry Tree

    Arbutus unedo - Strawberry Tree
    $2.50

    20 seeds per pack. Bumpy, red skinned fruit usually used to make an alcoholic beverage. Trees are often planted for their ornamental flowers and fruit. Evergreen, small to medium sized tree. Hardy to 15-18F. #667 View plant...

  • Aristotelia chilensis - Maqui Berry

    Aristotelia chilensis - Maqui Berry
    $2.50

    10 seeds per pack. An edible, dark purple berry with a flavor somewhat like blackberries. The fruits are eaten fresh and used in dietary supplements, with good popularity in their native Chile. The berries grow on a small,...

  • Artabotrys hexapetalus - Ylang Ylang Vine

    Artabotrys hexapetalus - Ylang Ylang Vine
    $3.00

    3 seeds per pack. One of several closely related vines, this species native to southern India and Sri Lanka. Best known for its yellow, highly fragrant flowers that are similar to Ylang Ylang. The scent is popular in...

  • Artocarpus nitidus ssp. lingnanensis - Kwai Muk

    Artocarpus nitidus ssp. lingnanensis - Kwai Muk
    $4.00

    1 seed per pack. A round, yellow-green skinned, lumpy looking fruit with bright orange flesh. Related to the jackfruit. Flesh is soft, mildly acidic and of excellent flavor. The fruits are quite popular in parts of Asia...

     
  • Asimina parviflora - Dwarf Pawpaw

    Asimina parviflora - Dwarf Pawpaw
    $4.50

    2 seeds per pack. A much lesser known Pawpaw species, native to the southern United States, from Texas through Florida. Like its better known relative, this species bears greenish fruits, with soft, sweetly edible pulp. The...

  • Averrhoa carambola - Star Fruit

    Averrhoa carambola - Star Fruit
    $3.00

    3 seeds per pack. Juicy fruit with a subtle, acidic flavor. When cut, the slices look like stars. Tree is small, subtropical, and can be grown in a container. Makes an attractive ornamental specimen as well, with its small...

     
  • Azadirachta indica - Neem

    Azadirachta indica - Neem
    $2.75

    8 seeds per pack. Historically one of the most important tropical trees, the Neem tree retains countless edible and medicinal uses today. All parts of the tree are used for a number of health benefits, as an important...


 

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