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Tropical Fruit

 

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


  • 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

    10 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...

     
  • 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...

     
  • 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...

     
  • 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 - 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...

     
  • Dasymaschalon blumei - Malayan Annona

    Dasymaschalon blumei - Malayan Annona
    $3.00

    8 seeds per pack. A shrubby Annona from the jungles of southeast Asia. It is best known for its attractive flowers, which have a flowing, leaf-like appearance and a wonderful fragrance that is akin to ylang-ylang. The...

  • 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 cochinchinense - Velvet Tamarind

    Dialium cochinchinense - Velvet Tamarind
    $4.00

    2 seeds per pack. A popular tropical fruit in parts of southeast Asia, with fuzzy velvet purple, grape-sized fruits. Popularly sold in street markets dried, on a stick, sometimes with spicy or sugary coatings. Flavor is...

  • 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...

  • Dialium indum - Tamarind Plum

    Dialium indum - Tamarind Plum
    $4.00

    2 seeds per pack. A small, grape-sized fruit with edible, dry pulp that tastes similar to the tamarind, with a sweet-sour flavor. Typically eaten as a candy-like, snack fruit. Large, evergreen, tropical tree to 120 ft / 40 m...

  • 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...

  • Diospyros aequoris subsp. aequoris - Wild Mexican Persimmon

    Diospyros aequoris subsp. aequoris - Wild Mexican Persimmon
    $5.00

    2 seeds per pack. A lesser known persimmon species, native to portions of Mexico, mainly northern and central Mexico, along with Baja California. It bears small, yellow ripening fruits that are said to be edible. Information...

     
  • Diospyros glabra - Blueberry Bush
    $2.00

    5 seeds per pack. A southern African native shrub bearing small red purple fruits that are popular with birds. Unknown if (though probably) edible. Dense growth, small growth habit to 6-15 feet. Hardy to mild frosts, to zone...

  • Diospyros lotus - Date Plum

    Diospyros lotus - Date Plum
    $2.00

    8 seeds per pack. A deciduous tree bearing yellow-black fruits about the size of a walnut. Fruits have an excellent flavor when over-ripe, and when dried, have a date-like flavor. The fruits are esteemed in Asia and in much...

     
  • Diospyros malabarica - Indian Persimmon

    Diospyros malabarica - Indian Persimmon
    $4.00

    4 seeds per pack. A tropical persimmon, native from India through southeast Asia. It bears small, orange-brown colored fruits which are edible when ripe, but usually not highly esteemed. The tree is known as an important...

  • Diospyros riojae - Mountain Sapote

    Diospyros riojae - Mountain Sapote
    $4.00

    2 seeds per pack. A small sapote tree, known mainly in Mexico, producing flattened, edible fruits about the size of a plum. The fruits have some similarities to the black sapote and are said to have fairly flavorful flesh...

  • Diospyros salicifolia - Willow Leaf Persimmon

    Diospyros salicifolia - Willow Leaf Persimmon
    $5.00

    2 seeds per pack. A lesser known, wild persimmon, native to Mexico, mainly around the Acapulco region. Bears small to medium sized, yellow ripening fruits that are said to be edible. Medium in height, shrubby growth, similar...

     
  • Duguetia peruviana - Duguetia

    Duguetia peruviana - Duguetia
    $9.00

    1 seed per pack. A very rare Duguetia/Annona from the South American rain forests. Fruits look like a classic Annona, with bright red skin and edible, white flesh. Like other Duguetia's, they are little studied and as of...

     
  • Elaeocarpus angustifolius - Blue Marble Tree

    Elaeocarpus angustifolius - Blue Marble Tree
    $3.50

    2 seeds per pack. An interesting Australian tree known for its bright blue fruits which look like shiny marbles. The fruits have a long history of uses, with their nuts once extensively traded and used in jewelry, medicine,...

     
  • Elaeocarpus hygrophilus - Wild Olive

    Elaeocarpus hygrophilus - Wild Olive
    $3.00

    8 seeds per pack. Unrelated to the common olive, this species has green to yellow fruits that look a bit like olive fruits and are used in a variety of prepared dishes in southeast Asian cuisine. Native to India and portions...

  • Elaeocarpus obovatus - Hard Quandong
    $3.00

    6 seeds per pack. A tall rainforest tree from Australia, bearing attractive, small, bright blue fruits. The fruits are said to be edible both raw and cooked, and like some other Elaeocarpus, the seeds are used as beads...

  • Elettaria cardamomum - Cardamom

    Elettaria cardamomum - Cardamom
    $2.25

    10 seeds per pack. A clumping ginger relative bearing the important spice cardamom, used in curries and as a flavoring in a vast array of foods. Cardamom grows to 4-8ft and is hardy to the mid 30's (F). Flowering and...

  • Englerophytum natalense - Silver Leaf Milk Plum
    $3.00

    8 seeds per pack. An edible fruiting tree, native to southern and eastern Africa. It bears elongated, fleshy, dark red fruits about an inch long, with a sweet flavored pulp. Fruits are harvested from wild growing trees for...

  • Ensete glaucum - Snow Banana

    Ensete glaucum - Snow Banana
    $4.00

    5 seeds per pack. A mainly ornamental banana and possibly the hardiest of all Ensete and banana species. The Snow Banana is a gorgeous plant with huge green leaves growing to several feet long, having red veins. The tubers...

  • Enterolobium cyclocarpum - Elephant Ear Tree

    Enterolobium cyclocarpum - Elephant Ear Tree
    $3.00

    5 seeds per pack. A majestic tree with a beautiful canopy, planted both as an ornamental and also for its edible seeds. The young pods, with seeds, are boiled and eaten. The mature seeds, with their hard shells are used in...

  • Eryngium foetidum - Culantro

    Eryngium foetidum - Culantro
    $2.50

    500 seeds per pack. A tropical perennial or temperate annual, the aromatic culantro plant is used extensively in many regional Asian cuisines. Spicy-like flavor, a bit akin to cilantro, with which it is often confused. Easy...

     
  • Eugenia myrcianthes - Uvaia do Campo

    Eugenia myrcianthes - Uvaia do Campo
    $6.50

    1 seed per pack. a.k.a. Hexachlamys edulis. An interesting Eugenia relative from South America, bearing 2" / 5 cm edible fruits having a peach-like flavor. Seeds are from a prolific tree with high quality fruits. The fruits...

     
  • Eugenia uniflora - Black Surinam Cherry

    Eugenia uniflora - Black Surinam Cherry
    $4.00

    1 seed per pack. Please note: Many of the seeds in this batch are beginning to germinate. Seeds are from a seedling of the Black Star variety, producing the deepest black fruits of any surinam cherry. Cherry sized fruit with...

     

 

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