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Tropical Fruit

 

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


  • Byrsonima crassifolia - Chocolate Nance

    Byrsonima crassifolia - Chocolate Nance
    $5.00

    3 seeds per pack. Seeds are from an uncommon chocolate 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...

     
  • 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 - 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...

  • Canna edulis - Canna

    Canna edulis - Canna
    $3.00

    10 seeds per pack. a.k.a. Canna indica. Important crop plant producing large tuberous rhizomes that can be eaten raw, cooked, or used in baking. Also grown as an ornamental, with numerous ornamental strains in cultivation...

     
  • Capparis zeylanica - Ceylon Caper

    Capparis zeylanica - Ceylon Caper
    $3.00

    10 seeds per pack. A climbing shrub, native to India and throughout much of southeast Asia and portions of China. Related to the Caper plant, it produces edible, red skinned fruits that are typically used cooked or in...

     
  • 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 - 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 - Sunset Papaya

    Carica papaya - Sunset Papaya
    $2.50

    15 seeds per pack. A close cousin of the Strawberry-Sunrise Papaya. Fruits have wonderful salmon-pink colored flesh. They run slightly smaller in size than the Sunrise variety but have a firmer skin, making their shelf life...

     
  • 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
    $3.00

    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 carandas - Karonda

    Carissa carandas - Karonda
    $3.00

    10 seeds per pack. A small red to purple fruit related to the Natal Plum and native to the lower Himalaya mountain region. The fruits are usually used in preserves or pickling. Shrubby growth habit, similar to the Natal Plum...

     
  • 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...

     
  • 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...

     
  • 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...

     
  • Chrysobalanus icaco - Cocoplum

    Chrysobalanus icaco - Cocoplum
    $3.00

    2 seeds per pack. Small, red-skinned fruit with fleshy white pulp that is popular for jams. The cocoplum is a low-growing (usually 2-6 ft) shrub that does exceedingly well along shorelines and in salty soil. Hardy to the...

  • 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 mexicanum - Caimitillo
    $4.00

    2 seeds per pack. A small, wild fruit, native to the tropical forests in southern Mexico and Central America. Related to the star apple, this species has a number of similarities to the Satin Leaf Tree (Chrysophyllum...

     
  • Chrysophyllum roxburghii - Indian Star Apple

    Chrysophyllum roxburghii - Indian Star Apple
    $3.00

    1 seed per pack. A lesser known species related to the Star Apple, with round, 2" fruits that have a soft, edible pulp. Native throughout the southeast Asian region, the green-yellow skinned fruits are most commonly...

     
  • 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...

  • Cinnamomum septentrionale - Wild Cinnamon

    Cinnamomum septentrionale - Wild Cinnamon
    $3.00

    8 seeds per pack. An uncommon, wild cinnamon species that is native to southern China. Not much information is available about this species, but like other cinnamon's, it has highly aromatic fruits, bark and leaves. It is...

     
  • Citrus aurantium - Brazilian Sour Orange

    Citrus aurantium - Brazilian Sour Orange
    $3.00

    8 seeds per pack. Large, classic tasting sour orange, prized for marmalades. Fruits can weigh up to a couple of pounds, are yellow-orange and juicy. Trees are hardy to 26-28F. Sour oranges are known for being considerably...

     
  • Citrus jambhiri - Shaub Rough Lemon

    Citrus jambhiri - Shaub Rough Lemon
    $3.00

    10 seeds per pack. An interesting wild citrus, with medium sized fruits that are sort of like a cross between a lemon and a mandarin. It is an important rootstock citrus, with some disease resistance, but the fruits are...

     
  • 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...

     

 

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