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Tropical Fruit

 

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


  • 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 selloi - Pitangatuba

    Eugenia selloi - Pitangatuba
    $6.00

    1 seed per pack. a.k.a. Eugenia neonitida. Very rare tropical fruit related to the surinam cherry. Bears yellow-orange fruits that are similar in basic appearance to the surinam cherry, but two times the size. Flavor is...

     
  • Eugenia stipitata - Araca Boi

    Eugenia stipitata - Araca Boi
    $4.00

    1 seed per pack. Delicious, acidic fruit native to South America, but as yet little know. Often used to make juices and flavorings, it is a tropical species, with unknown hardiness. Fruits grow to 4-6" in size. Seeds are...

  • 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...

     
  • Euterpe oleracea - Acai Palm, Para Dwarf

    Euterpe oleracea - Acai Palm, Para Dwarf
    $4.50

    3 seeds per pack. Please note that some of the seeds in this batch are beginning to sprout. A popular acai for commercial fruit production. Trees grow shorter (to 20-40 ft) and produce fruit at shorter heights (5 ft)...

     
  • Feijoa sellowiana - Feijoa

    Feijoa sellowiana - Feijoa
    $3.00

    10 seeds per pack. Oval shaped green fruit with highly aromatic, perfume smelling flesh tasting like a combination of guava, strawberry, pineapple, and mint. Eaten fresh or in salads and drinks. Small shrub produces an...

     
  • Flacourtia inermis - Louvi

    Flacourtia inermis - Louvi
    $3.00

    10 seeds per pack. Dark purple fruit looking much like a large grape. Fruits are often cooked into desserts or used to make preserves. The tree is ornamental and new growth spurts are quite pretty. #190 View plant database...

  • Flacourtia rukam - Indian Plum

    Flacourtia rukam - Indian Plum
    $3.00

    10 seeds per pack. A lesser known Flacourtia, related to the Governor's Plum, the Rukam bears small, red colored, edible fruits, with juicy, pleasantly sub-acid flavored pulp. Occasionally grown commercially in its native...

  • Fuchsia boliviana - Bolivian Fuchsia

    Fuchsia boliviana - Bolivian Fuchsia
    $2.50

    25 seeds per pack. Beautiful red-pink flowered fuchsia with edible fruits once popular with the Incas, now occasionally sold locally in South America. This fuchsia is best known for its long, trumpet-like flowers which form...

  • Fuchsia boliviana Alba - White Bolivian Fuchsia

    Fuchsia boliviana Alba - White Bolivian Fuchsia
    $2.50

    25 seeds per pack. Beautiful white and pink flowered fuchsia with edible fruits once popular with the Incas, now occasionally sold locally in South America. This fuchsia is best known for its long, trumpet-like flowers which...

     
  • Fuchsia crassistipula - Fuchsia

    Fuchsia crassistipula - Fuchsia
    $2.50

    15 seeds per pack. An impressive fuchsia, with long, tubular flowers colored in beautiful red-pink. Low, shrubby growth to just a few feet. Unknown hardiness. Also features attractive, pink veined foliage. #3073

     
  • Fuchsia denticulata - Fuchsia

    Fuchsia denticulata - Fuchsia
    $3.00

    15 seeds per pack. One of the showier Fuchsia's, this species bears long, 3-4", tubular flowers with multi-colors ranging from pink to orange to green. Flowers are borne on and off throughout the year, generally in small...

  • Fuchsia hartwegii - Lady's Eardops

    Fuchsia hartwegii - Lady's Eardops
    $2.50

    15 seeds per pack. A native of Colombia, this lesser known Fuchsia species is a prolific producer of medium length, tubular, red flowers. The flowers are followed by small, fleshy, round red-purple fruits that are said to be...

  • Fuchsia mathewsii - Fuchsia mathewsii

    Fuchsia mathewsii - Fuchsia mathewsii
    $3.00

    15 seeds per pack. A rarely cultivated Fuchsia from the mountains of Peru. Has prolific, fluorescent pink-red, tubular flowers, followed by small purple fruits. The leaves are red-veined. Like all Fuchsia's, it is both...

  • Fuchsia splendens - Fuchsia

    Fuchsia splendens - Fuchsia
    $3.00

    20 seeds per pack. Cloud forest fuchsia bearing 1" whitish fruits with a sweet, lemon-like flavor. Flowers are tubular, ornate, with orange-red-green color. Low growing shrub, to 2-4ft, hardy to the low to mid 20's (F)...

  • Fuchsia vulcanica - Lady's Eardrops

    Fuchsia vulcanica - Lady's Eardrops
    $3.00

    10 seeds per pack. A rare Fuchsia, native to the mountainous cloud forests of Ecuador and the northern Andes. Notable for its bountiful blooms of tubular, bright-red flowers. The flowers are followed by small, berry-like,...

     
  • Galapagos Island Tomato

    Galapagos Island Tomato
    $2.50

    (Solanum cheesmanii) 15 seeds per pack. A wild tomato, native to the Galapagos Islands, purported to be a popular food source of the famous Galapagos Island Turtles. Fruits are small, similar to a small cherry tomato, and...

     
  • Garcinia livingstonei - Imbe

    Garcinia livingstonei - Imbe
    $5.00

    1 seed per pack. Small-fruited relative of the mangosteen having a tasty, tart flavor. Fruits are orange, grow to 2" and a single tree can produce hundreds of fruits a season. Trees grow to 10-15ft, hardy to about 26F...

     
  • Genipa americana - Genip

    Genipa americana - Genip
    $3.50

    4 seeds per pack. Large brown fruit with edible pulp flavored somewhat like an apple or quince. Tropical tree, likes humid climates, probably not frost hardy. Popular in parts of the Caribbean and South America and used for...

     
  • Gonolobus chloranthus - Cahuayote

    Gonolobus chloranthus - Cahuayote
    $4.50

    5 seeds per pack. (May be Gonoblous tetragonus.) a.k.a. Cuchampera. An interesting and little known fruit from drier forests in central and northern Mexico. The green fruits, which look kind of like a pumpkin relative (they...

     
  • Greigia sphacelata - Hardy Pineapple
    $5.00

    4 seeds per pack. A large bromeliad producing delicious fruits known as chupones. The fruits are said to have a wonderful flavor combining pineapple with coconut and kiwi. Native to Chile, will grow in areas with mild frosts...

  • Grewia flava - Brandy Bush

    Grewia flava - Brandy Bush
    $2.50

    8 seeds per pack. A small 1/2" red-brown fruit traditionally used to brew beer and to flavor alcohol. Similar in form to some of the other raisin bushes, with shrubby growth to several feet. Flowers are yellow to orange...

     
  • Grewia occidentalis - Lavender Star Flower

    Grewia occidentalis - Lavender Star Flower
    $2.50

    10 seeds per pack. A South African native, grown both for its colorful blossoms as well as its small fruits. Lavender, star-shaped blossoms are the main attraction which the shrub produces profusely through warm seasons...

  • Guazuma ulmifolia - West Indian Elm

    Guazuma ulmifolia - West Indian Elm
    $2.00

    15 seeds per pack. An interesting tropical tree, found widely throughout the Caribbean and parts of Central and South America. The tree is best known for its wide ranging medicinal applications as well as its use in...

  • Hancornia speciosa - Mangaba

    Hancornia speciosa - Mangaba
    $5.00

    2 seeds per pack. A lesser known fruit of the dry forest regions of Brazil, the Mangaba is a round, green-yellow-orange fruit with lovely, sweet and aromatic pulp. The fruits are typically used when soft and very ripe, and...

     
  • Helicteres isora - Indian Screw Tree

    Helicteres isora - Indian Screw Tree
    $2.50

    10 seeds per pack. A popular medicinal tree, native to portions of India and southeast Asia. The interesting, spiraling fruits, while not directly edible, are commercially sold for a variety of traditional medicinal uses...

  • Hesperomeles ferruginea - Hesperomeles ferruginea

    Hesperomeles ferruginea - Hesperomeles ferruginea
    $3.00

    10 seeds per pack. A cloud forest tree bearing small, edible, red, berry-like fruits. This species is little known and rarely seen in cultivation. Notable for its furry leaves, with copper colored undersides. #4676 Photo...

  • Hibiscus sabdariffa - Roselle

    Hibiscus sabdariffa - Roselle
    $2.50

    25 seeds per pack. A plant of many edible uses, the roselle is also a pretty, ornamental type of hibiscus. The bright red calyces are widely used to flavor beverages and color foods. The popular Latin American beverage...

     
  • Holboellia latifolia - Sausage Vine

    Holboellia latifolia - Sausage Vine
    $3.00

    10 seeds per pack. a.k.a. Stauntonia latifolia. Similarities to Stauntonia hexaphylla, this uncommon species bears fairly large, purple colored fruits that look like sausages. The fruits are edible, but also quite ornamental...

  • Hylocereus undatus  - Dragon Fruit, Red

    Hylocereus undatus - Dragon Fruit, Red
    $2.50

    12 seeds per pack. Large, strangely shaped red fruit with sweet flavored pulp. The fruit has recently become a popular flavoring for beverages and there is much interest in growing the fruit as a commercial crop. This is the...

     
  • Hylocereus undatus - Dragon Fruit, White

    Hylocereus undatus - Dragon Fruit, White
    $2.00

    25 seeds per pack. Large, strangely shaped red fruit with sweet flavored pulp. The fruit has recently become a popular flavoring for beverages and there is much interest in growing the fruit as a commercial crop. This is the...

     
  • Hylocereus undatus - Kona Red Dragon Fruit

    Hylocereus undatus - Kona Red Dragon Fruit
    $2.50

    10 seeds per pack. Seeds are from a delicious dragon fruit cultivar with medium sized fruits having high sugar content, a sweet flavor, and red flesh. Note that seedling grown dragon fruits will not be the identical variety...

  • Hylocereus undatus - Kona White Dragon Fruit

    Hylocereus undatus - Kona White Dragon Fruit
    $2.50

    10 seeds per pack. Seeds are from a delicious dragon fruit cultivar with medium sized fruits of high sugar content and a sweet flavor. Note that seedling grown dragon fruits will not be the identical variety as the parent,...


 

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