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Tropical Fruit

 

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


  • Bromelia pinguin - Pinuela

    Bromelia pinguin - Pinuela
    $3.00

    10 seeds per pack. An interesting bromeliad-pineapple relative bearing 1-2", yellow fruits that are edible, with a mildly tart flavor. The raw fruits can be quite acidic, so proper processing or care should be taken for...

  • Byrsonima bucidaefolia - Wild Nance

    Byrsonima bucidaefolia - Wild Nance
    $4.00

    3 seeds per pack. A wild Nance species, native to the Yucutan region of Mexico. It appears to have somewhat of a limited wild range, and little information is available about this species. The fruits are possibly edible, and...

     
  • Byrsonima crassifolia - Cafe Nance - Seeds

    Byrsonima crassifolia - Cafe Nance - Seeds
    $4.50

    3 seeds per pack. Seeds are from an uncommon coffee colored nance. A well-known fruit through much of the Caribbean and parts of tropical America. Bears small fruits to about 1/2" wide with varying sweetly acid flavor. The...

  • Byrsonima crassifolia - Green Nance

    Byrsonima crassifolia - Green Nance
    $4.50

    3 seeds per pack. Seeds are from a less common green ripening nance. A well-known fruit through much of the Caribbean and parts of tropical America. Bears small fruits to about 1/2" wide with varying sweetly acid flavor. The...

     
  • Byrsonima crassifolia - Nance

    Byrsonima crassifolia - Nance
    $3.00

    5 seeds per pack. A well-known fruit through much of the Caribbean and parts of tropical America. Bears small orange-yellow fruits to about 1/2" wide with varying sweetly acid flavor. The fruits have a number of uses, from...

  • Byrsonima crassifolia - Red Nance

    Byrsonima crassifolia - Red Nance
    $4.50

    3 seeds per pack. Seeds are from a less common red fruited nance. A well-known fruit through much of the Caribbean and parts of tropical America. Bears small fruits to about 1/2" wide with varying sweetly acid flavor. The...

     
  • Cajanus cajan - Pigeon Pea

    Cajanus cajan - Pigeon Pea
    $2.50

    50 seeds per pack. An important tropical grain crop. Part of the legume family, it is a short-lived, perennial tree which can grow to 5-10ft, though is often grown as an annual. Bears podded, bean-like fruits with edible...

  • Canavalia rosea - Beach Bean

    Canavalia rosea - Beach Bean
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. An interesting ground-dwelling legume, commonly found on tropical beaches around the world. It is usually grown as an ornamental, to prevent erosion in sandy areas and is very tolerant of salty soils. The...

  • Carica cauliflora - Wild Papaya

    Carica cauliflora - Wild Papaya
    $5.00

    5 seeds per pack. A fast-growing, wild papaya from the rainforests of Central America. Fruits are medium sized, ripen to yellow, with white, edible pulp. They are collected from the wild and used in desserts, candies,...

     
  • Carica papaya - Mexican Papaya

    Carica papaya - Mexican Papaya
    $2.50

    10 seeds per pack. Large fruited variety, fruits can weigh up to 10lbs! Easily grown herbaceous tree to 10-12ft. Very fast-growing, can produce fruit from seed in just 9 months. Hardy to 32F or a bit lower, generally likes...

  • Carica papaya - Red Lady Papaya

    Carica papaya - Red Lady Papaya
    $5.00

    10 seeds per pack. A large fruited papaya, with huge fruits averaging 5-7 lbs. Fruits are long and bulky, with deep red flesh. Grows on a semi-dwarf plant to 7 ft. Care is similar to other papaya varieties. #4832

  • Carica papaya - Strawberry Papaya

    Carica papaya - Strawberry Papaya
    $3.00

    15 seeds per pack. a.k.a. Sunrise Papaya. Red-orange fleshed papaya with juicy, sweet flavor. Similar in outward appearance to the Solo variety, but the flesh is a deeper red. Easily grown herbaceous tree to 10-12ft. Very...

     
  • Carica papaya - Taiwan Solo Papaya

    Carica papaya - Taiwan Solo Papaya
    $4.00

    10 seeds per pack. A lovely pink-fleshed Solo papaya, originally from Taiwan. Tasty, sweet flavor, with typical Solo papaya characteristics. Single trees can be very productive, with potentially dozens and dozens of fruits...

  • Carica papaya - Waimanalo Dwarf Papaya

    Carica papaya - Waimanalo Dwarf Papaya
    $2.50

    15 seeds per pack. A Solo-type that bears fruit when only a few feet tall. Fruits grow to 2lbs. Has a sweet flavor and is high in vitamin C. Easily grown herbaceous tree to 10-15ft. Very fast-growing, can produce fruit from...

  • Carica pubescens - Mountain Papaya

    Carica pubescens - Mountain Papaya
    $2.50

    8 seeds per pack. Interesting, and little-known papaya species from the Andes mountains. Fruits are 3-6", with a tart flavor, and are often used to flavor drinks within its native range. Fast-grower, hardy to the mid 20's...

     
  • Carissa macrocarpa - Natal Plum

    Carissa macrocarpa - Natal Plum
    $2.50

    8 seeds per pack. Small shrub or bush. Produces medium sized, fleshy red fruits that can be eaten fresh or used in preserves. Beautiful white fragrant flowers are showy and ornamental. Commonly used as a hedge plant. Can be...

  • Casimiroa edulis - White Sapote

    Casimiroa edulis - White Sapote
    $4.00

    1 seed per pack. Apple sized fruit with a yellow-green skin and custard like flesh having a sort of banana-pineapple flavor. Hardy to the low 20's. The white sapote grows well in areas where citrus grow. Medium sized tree...

  • Cassia moschata - Bronze Shower Tree

    Cassia moschata - Bronze Shower Tree
    $2.50

    10 seeds per pack. A spectacular shower tree with unique flowering coloring. The profuse blooms are a brilliant orange-copper-yellow color. The long, hard-shelled fruits have edible, acidicly sweet pulp surrounding the seeds...

  • Catunaregam spinosa - Mountain Pomegranate

    Catunaregam spinosa - Mountain Pomegranate
    $2.50

    10 seeds per pack. a.k.a. Randia spinosa. This India native is unrelated to the pomegrante, and is actually part of the gardenia-coffee family. It yields small, green-yellow fruits that are said to be edible. Some sources...

  • Cavendishia bracteata - Mountain Grape
    $2.50

    10 seeds per pack. A lovely and little known blueberry relative, bearing small, purple, edible fruits. Also noteworthy for having brightly colored, pink-red blossom which form in dense clusters. Shrubby, can grow up to 12 ft...

     
  • Ceratonia siliqua - Carob

    Ceratonia siliqua - Carob
    $2.50

    8 seeds per pack. Small to medium sized subtropical tree producing edible black pods having a chocolate/cocoa-like flavor. The pods are high in sugar but low in fat and are used as a healthy substitute for chocolate. Hardy...

     
  • Cereus repandus - Apple Cactus

    Cereus repandus - Apple Cactus
    $2.50

    10 seeds per pack. Columnar cactus producing baseball-sized, red fruit, with sweetish, white colored pulp. This cactus is very easy to grow in pots, and is moderately hardy. Fruits are similar to the dragon fruit. #607 View...

  • Cereus repandus - Apple Cactus, Montrose Form

    Cereus repandus - Apple Cactus, Montrose Form
    $2.50

    10 seeds per pack. Seeds are from the Montrose form of the Apple Cactus, famous for its twisted, gnarled branches. Columnar cactus producing baseball-sized, red fruit, with sweetish, white colored pulp. This cactus is very...

  • Cereus validus - Orange Apple Pear

    Cereus validus - Orange Apple Pear
    $2.50

    10 seeds per pack. a.k.a. Cereus forbesii. Columnar cactus producing baseball-sized, orange colored fruit, with sweetish, white colored pulp. This cactus is very easy to grow in pots, and is moderately hardy. Fruits are...

  • Choerospondias axillaris - Nepali Hog Plum

    Choerospondias axillaris - Nepali Hog Plum
    $4.00

    2 seeds per pack. A lesser known Spondias (Mombin) relative, with a native range form India through Japan. The small to medium sized fruits ripen to green and yellow, with sour flavored flesh that is often used in...

  • Chrysophyllum cainito - Green Star Apple

    Chrysophyllum cainito - Green Star Apple
    $3.50

    2 seeds per pack. Seeds are from the uncommon green skinned variety. Round fruit with firm skin growing to the size of a baseball. Flesh is very soft, with a mild sweet flavor. Pulp is white. Foliage is also ornamental,...

     
  • Chrysophyllum cainito - Purple Star Apple

    Chrysophyllum cainito - Purple Star Apple
    $3.50

    2 seeds per pack. Beautiful purple skinned fruit the size of a baseball. Flesh is very soft, with a mild sweet flavor. Pulp is white-purple. Foliage is also ornamental, having a golden tinge on the underside of leaves. Will...

  • Chrysophyllum viridifolium - Fluted Milkwood
    $2.50

    4 seeds per pack. A lesser known Star Apple relative, native to southern Africa. Bears 1-2", green to yellow ripening, edible fruits. The tree is also used to harvest its wood. Grows to 20 m. Unknown frost hardiness. #3572...

  • Cinnamomum camphora - Camphor

    Cinnamomum camphora - Camphor
    $3.25

    10 seeds per pack. Pretty, evergreen, subtropical tree, known as the source of camphor-a highly fragrant substance widely used in topical and analgesic medicines. Tree is hardy to 10F. All parts of the tree, including...

  • Cionosicyos macranthus - Chinese Passion Fruit Melon

    Cionosicyos macranthus - Chinese Passion Fruit Melon
    $4.00

    2 seeds per pack. A very little known member of the Cucurbit family producing fairly large, round, yellow-orange fruits with dark orange-red pulp. They have a very nice mild flavor, kind of like a creamy papaya. A climbing...

  • Citrus x limonia - Rangpur Lime

    Citrus x limonia - Rangpur Lime
    $3.00

    15 seeds per pack. Medium sized, orange skinned citrus that is a relative of the mandarin orange. Flavor is acidic, sour, but with heavy sweet overtones. Overall, the fruit is very tasty and can be used much like lemons...

     
  • Clavija longifolia - Ornate Clavija
    $3.00

    2 seeds per pack. A lesser known rain forest tree with a palm-like growth habit that has small, rounded, edible orange fruits. The fruits look kind of like little marbles and are borne in large clusters directly from the...

  • Clitoria ternatea - Butterfly Pea

    Clitoria ternatea - Butterfly Pea
    $3.00

    10 seeds per pack. A fairly common legume in tropical Asia, it is best known for its beautiful blue (occasionally white) flowers and the blue dye obtained from the flowers that is used in the preparation of various foods and...

  • Clitoria ternatea - Double Blue Butterfly Pea

    Clitoria ternatea - Double Blue Butterfly Pea
    $3.00

    10 seeds per pack. A fantastic double-flowered form of the blue Butterfly Pea. A fairly common legume in tropical Asia, it is best known for its beautiful flowers. An herbaceous perennial, growing as a vine or creeping plant...

  • Clitoria ternatea - White Butterfly Pea

    Clitoria ternatea - White Butterfly Pea
    $3.00

    10 seeds per pack. Seeds are from a less common white flowered variant of the Butterfly Pea. A fairly common legume in tropical Asia, it is best known for its beautiful flowers. An herbaceous perennial, growing as a vine or...

     
  • Coccoloba spinescens - Coccoloba spinescens
    $6.00

    4 seeds per pack. A very attractive Sea Grape relative, with long clusters of small, fleshy, bright white fruits. Very little information is available about this species, but the fruits are said to be edible, with a very...

     

 

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