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Tropical Fruit

 

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


  • Inga feuillei - Ice Cream Bean

    Inga feuillei - Ice Cream Bean
    $4.50

    1 seed per pack. Please note that seeds in this batch are beginning to germinate. Very similar to Inga edulis. Long, podded fruit up to 2ft long. Pulp is very soft, creamy white, with a flavor resembling vanilla ice cream...

  • Inga vera - Ice Cream Bean

    Inga vera - Ice Cream Bean
    $6.00

    1 seed per pack. Native throughout much of tropical America, this species has a number of similarities to I. edulis and I. feuillei. Long, podded fruit up to 2ft long. Pulp is very soft, creamy white and edible. Tree is...

     
  • Jaltomata bernardelloana - Jaltomata

    Jaltomata bernardelloana - Jaltomata
    $3.00

    10 seeds per pack. A very rare Physalis relative native to a tiny area in the Peruvian Andes. Features bright purple flowers and small, orange fruits that are said to be edible. The fruits look somewhat like ground cherries...

  • Jaltomata herrerae - Aguaymanto

    Jaltomata herrerae - Aguaymanto
    $3.00

    10 seeds per pack. Another of an interesting group of Jaltomata species from the Peruvian Andes. This species is notable for its orange fruits and lovely white flowers containing blood red nectar. The fruits are listed as...

     
  • Jaltomata procumbens - Jaltomato

    Jaltomata procumbens - Jaltomato
    $2.50

    10 seeds per pack. A rare, shrubby annual with small purple berries that are a bit like Garden Huckleberries. The berries have a sweet flavor and are popularly used in jams and jellies. Shrub to 2-3ft. Grows well in...

     
  • Jaltomata ventricosa - Sogorome

    Jaltomata ventricosa - Sogorome
    $3.50

    10 seeds per pack. A small and wonderful Jaltomata, native to a tiny area in northwestern Peru. It produces little orange berries, reminiscent of a ground cherry or small cape gooseberry. The fruits and flowers are quite...

  • Jaltomata viridiflora - Jaltomata viridiflora

    Jaltomata viridiflora - Jaltomata viridiflora
    $3.00

    10 seeds per pack. A rare Jaltomata, native to the Andes region. Would make a lovely ornamental, with bell-shaped flowers, accented by glossy foliage. Bears plump, berry-like,orange-skinned fruits. Information on this...

     
  • Jarilla caudata - Jarilla

    Jarilla caudata - Jarilla
    $5.50

    4 seeds per pack. A rare papaya relative with strange and wonderful fruits that can reach up to 12" wide. The fruits have prominent horns at their end and will ripen to yellow. They are sometimes sold locally in their native...

  • Kadsura coccinea - Kadsura

    Kadsura coccinea - Kadsura
    $4.00

    5 seeds per pack. A rare, edible fruit from southern China and southeast Asia. It is a vining plant, bearing small to occasionally medium sized fruits that are a collection of capsuled carpels. The fruits are edible, said to...

  • Kadsura longipedunculata - Chinese Kadsura Vine
    $3.00

    10 seeds per pack. An interesting and less common Kadsura species, related to the Schisandra. It is an evergreen, climbing shrub, with small and attractive cream to yellow colored flowers with bright red centers. The flowers...

     
  • Lawsonia inermis - Henna

    Lawsonia inermis - Henna
    $2.00

    100 seeds per pack. Fast-growing, small tropical shrub or bush. Produces the dye henna which has a wide variety of uses and has recently become popular as a temporary tattoo. Plants will not take frost, but do well in...

  • Leea indica - Bandicoot Berry

    Leea indica - Bandicoot Berry
    $3.00

    10 seeds per pack. A shrub or small tree, native through India and portions of China. It bears large clusters of small red-purple fruits, which are said to be edible. The young shoots are also eaten and the plant has a...

  • Lepidium meyenii - Maca

    Lepidium meyenii - Maca
    $2.50

    15 seeds per pack. A subtropical biennial or annual grown for its fleshy, edible roots. The roots have a variety of edible uses, in making flour, brewing beer, and the leaves can be eaten like lettuce. Recently, maca has...

     
  • Leycesteria formosa - Himalayan Honeysuckle

    Leycesteria formosa - Himalayan Honeysuckle
    $2.50

    25 seeds per pack. Spreading shrub to 4-8ft, producing clusters of dainty white-pink flowers, which are followed by dark purple to brown fruits. The berry-sized fruits reportedly have a caramel-raisin-like flavor, and are...

  • Leycesteria formosa - Himalayan Honeysuckle, Yellow Leaf

    Leycesteria formosa - Himalayan Honeysuckle, Yellow Leaf
    $2.50

    25 seeds per pack. Seeds are from an ornamental yellow-green leafed variety. Most seeds appear to breed true. Spreading shrub to 4-8ft, producing clusters of dainty white-pink flowers, which are followed by dark purple to...

  • Lycium berlandieri - Berlandier's Wolfberry

    Lycium berlandieri - Berlandier's Wolfberry
    $3.00

    10 seeds per pack. A little known wolfberry species native to the southwestern United States and portions of Mexico. In summer it produces large quantities of small, red fruits that are similar in general appearance to the...

     
  • Lycium chinense - Goji Berry

    Lycium chinense - Goji Berry
    $2.50

    50 seeds per pack. An important, traditional Chinese fruit and medicinal plant, the goji berry is a small, red berry born in abundance on a low-growing shrubby tree. This species and L. barbarum are extremely similar, with...

     
  • Lycium exsertum - Desert Wolfberry

    Lycium exsertum - Desert Wolfberry
    $2.00

    50 seeds per pack. A small fruited, wild wolfberry, native to the Sonoran Desert of Arizona and northern Mexico. The tiny red berries are edible and reportedly taste somewhat like tomatoes. A shrub, growing up to 8 feet, and...

  • Lycium ruthenicum - Black Goji Berry

    Lycium ruthenicum - Black Goji Berry
    $2.50

    30 seeds per pack. A relative of the popular goji berry, this black fruited species bears small, berry-like fruits. Fruits are lesser known than the standard goji, but are popular in China for a number of alleged medicinal...

     
  • Malpighia yucatanaea - Malpighia yucatanaea

    Malpighia yucatanaea - Malpighia yucatanaea
    $3.50

    3 seeds per pack. A wild Malpighia, from the jungles of Southern Mexico. Note that this species is not identified for certain, though seeds are believed to be from M. yucatanaea. Photo is of the fruits seeds were collected...

  • Malvaviscus arborescens - Mexican Apple

    Malvaviscus arborescens - Mexican Apple
    $3.50

    10 seeds per pack. a.k.a. Turk's Cap. A small, red fruit, native to much of Mexico, into parts of Texas and even Florida. Best known for its bright red flowers, which look like turk's caps. The red fruits are edible, with a...

  • Manihot esculenta  - Cassava

    Manihot esculenta - Cassava
    $3.00

    5 seeds per pack. A tropical perennial or annual, known as the commercial source of cassava root and tapioca starch. The plant is widely grown commercially, with many commercial cultivars, and with the roots used for a...

     
  • Manilkara chicle - Chicle

    Manilkara chicle - Chicle
    $3.00

    3 seeds per pack. Less common than its close relative the Sapodilla, Manilkara chicle produces small, brown colored, edible fruits. It is also a source of the gummy latex chicle. Although the tree contains more latex than M...

     
  • Manilkara zapota - Sapodilla

    Manilkara zapota - Sapodilla
    $3.50

    3 seeds per pack. Meaty fruit with soft, dark brown flesh having a sugary, fruity flavor. The sapodilla tree is also the source of chicle, a sticky latex substance used in chewing gum and industrial applications. The...

  • Melicoccus oliviformis - Guaya
    $4.00

    2 seeds per pack. A very closely related fruit to the far more common but similar Spanish Lime (M. bijugatus). Fruits are slightly larger than the spanish lime, with red-orange flesh that is said to be of high quality...

  • Melothria scabra - Mexican Sour Cucumber

    Melothria scabra - Mexican Sour Cucumber
    $3.00

    15 seeds per pack. An interesting cucurbit bearing grape-sized fruits with the flavor of a cucumber. Native to portions of Mexico, the fruit is also notable for looking much like a miniature watermelon. Fruits can be eaten...

     
  • Microcos paniculata - Elm Leaf Grewia

    Microcos paniculata - Elm Leaf Grewia
    $3.00

    8 seeds per pack. An edible Phalsa relative, native to India and portions of southeast Asia. The small fruits are gathered wild and said to have a sour flavor. Parts of the plant are used to make teas. It also has some...

  • Mimusops balata - Ausubo

    Mimusops balata - Ausubo
    $3.50

    2 seeds per pack. a.k.a. Manilkara bidentata. Round, smooth, yellow skinned fruit about two inches across. Flesh is yellow, with a consistency much like the canistel. Fruit sometimes has a nice flavor and the tree is also an...

     
  • Mimusops elengi - Spanish Cherry

    Mimusops elengi - Spanish Cherry
    $3.00

    5 seeds per pack. Medium-small, orange-red colored sapote relative with sweet flavored pulp. The flowers are fragrant and sometimes used in perfumes. The Spanish Cherry is a quick grower and provides and abundance of pretty...

  • Mimusops obovata - Coastal Red Milkwood

    Mimusops obovata - Coastal Red Milkwood
    $2.50

    5 seeds per pack. A native African member of the sapote family bearing small, edible red fruits. Grows with a bushy or medium sized tree habit. Found wild in Southern Africa. Plants make attractive ornamental specimens and...

  • Momordica cochinchinensis - Gac

    Momordica cochinchinensis - Gac
    $5.00

    4 seeds per pack. Hugely popular in parts of southeast Asia, particularly Vietnam, the Gac is a strange fruit of the gourd family. Fruits are about 4-5", roughly oval, with bright orange skin covered in small spines. The...

  • Momordica grosvenorii - Buddha Fruit

    Momordica grosvenorii - Buddha Fruit
    $5.00

    5 seeds per pack. a.k.a. Siraitia grosvenorii. Note: This batch of seeds is from premium Asian commercial varieties with large fruits. A perennial and deciduous vine native to southern China. Part of the melon family, the...

  • Monodora myristica - Calabash Nutmeg

    Monodora myristica - Calabash Nutmeg
    $3.00

    1 seed per pack. a.k.a. Jamaican Nutmeg. A beautiful tropical tree prized both for its aromatic seeds and for its multi-colored, ornamental flowers. Seeds are dried, ground and used as a nutmeg substitute. Aroma is similar...

     
  • Morinda citrifolia - Noni

    Morinda citrifolia - Noni
    $2.25

    10 seeds per pack. White, knobby fruit growing on a small, tropical, shrubby tree. The fruits are extensively used for their medicinal and health benefiting properties. Can be container grown. Fruits ripen to white, and have...

  • Morinda citrifolia - Variegated Noni

    Morinda citrifolia - Variegated Noni
    $3.00

    7 seeds per pack. This is a variegated leaf colored variety. White knobby fruit growing on a small tropical shrub or tree. The fruits are extensively used for their medicinal and health benefiting properties. Can be...

  • Moringa concanensis - Konkan Moringa

    Moringa concanensis - Konkan Moringa
    $3.50

    5 seeds per pack. A much lesser known Horseradish Tree, native to India. Shows some similarities to M. oleifera with an interesting history that continues to be studied. Some sources suggest this species has uses both...


 

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