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Tropical Fruit

 

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


  • 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...

     
  • Coffea arabica - Coffee

    Coffea arabica - Coffee
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. Grow your own coffee! Coffee is an easy to grow small or medium sized shrub that does very well as a house plant. Will survive temperatures to the 30's if put outside. Coffee beans are the seeds of the...

  • Coffea arabica - Dwarf Coffee

    Coffea arabica - Dwarf Coffee
    $2.50

    8 seeds per pack. Seeds are from a dwarf type of Arabica known also for its high yield of fruits. Similar to Catura Coffee. Trees will grow to about 3-4ft. Makes an attractive and easy to grow house plant. Hardy to about 30F...

  • Coix lacryma - Job's Tears

    Coix lacryma - Job's Tears
    $2.50

    10 seeds per pack. Perennial grass grown for its pea-sized seeds which are edible when cooked. The seeds have numerous uses, being employed as grains, in coffees, teas, and eaten out of hand. They have a mild, slightly...

     
  • 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

    8 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...

     
  • Cucumis metuliferus - Horned Melon Rund

    Cucumis metuliferus - Horned Melon Rund
    $2.50

    5 seeds per pack. a.k.a. Kiwano Rund (Round). A very rare variant of the African Horned Melon producing baseball sized fruits that ripen to a ghostly white-yellow color. Flesh is bright green. Flavor is similar to the...

  • 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 - Orange Tree Tomato

    Cyphomandra betacea - Orange Tree Tomato
    $2.50

    10 seeds per pack. Seeds are from Orange ripening types, with orange flesh. 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...

     
  • 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...

     
  • Cyphomandra betacea - White Egg Tree Tomato

    Cyphomandra betacea - White Egg Tree Tomato
    $2.50

    10 seeds per pack. A rare variety of tree tomato, bearing fruits that ripen to a green-white color, often with subtle spotting. Very fast-growing shrub/tree to 10-15ft. In its native South America, the tree tomato is usually...

     
  • 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...

  • Davidsonia pruriens - Davidsons Plum

    Davidsonia pruriens - Davidsons Plum
    $4.00

    1 seed per pack. Acid flavored, Australian rainforest fruit closely resembling a plum. Fruits are eaten fresh, or commonly used to make jams and wines. Tree is slender, to 30ft, hardy to at least 32F. Seeds are fresh, cannot...

  • 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 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 kaki - Persimmon

    Diospyros kaki - Persimmon
    $3.00

    5 seeds per pack. A very popular and hardy tree bearing softball-sized, orange-skinned fruits with a soft custardy pulp having a sweet flavor. Trees can grow to 25ft and are hardy to about 0F. The mature tree makes for a...

     
  • 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 melanoxylon - Coromandel Ebony

    Diospyros melanoxylon - Coromandel Ebony
    $2.50

    8 seeds per pack. An Indian native fruit tree with many uses. The small fruits are edible and aromatic, with an astringent flavor. The tree is also the source of a type of ebony, used to craft a variety of things, among them...

  • Diospyros montana - Mountain Persimmon

    Diospyros montana - Mountain Persimmon
    $2.50

    5 seeds per pack. Orange fruited persimmon relative bearing fruit about 1-2" across. Pulp is orange-black, unknown if edible. Small to medium sized, deciduous tree to 25-50 ft / 7.5-15 m. Dioecious. #637 View plant database...

     
  • 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...

  • 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,...

  • 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...

  • 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...


 

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