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Tropical Fruit

 

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


  • Muntingia calabura - Jamaica Cherry

    Muntingia calabura - Jamaica Cherry
    $2.50

    25 seeds per pack. a.k.a. Strawberry Tree. Seeds are extremely tiny. Small or medium sized tree common to tropical and Caribbean island areas. Small red fruits are very sweet and have fig overtones. Trees can survive brief...

     
  • Muntingia calabura - Yellow Jamaica Cherry

    Muntingia calabura - Yellow Jamaica Cherry
    $2.50

    25 seeds per pack. Seeds are from a yellow fruited variety. Seeds are extremely tiny. Small or medium sized tree common to tropical and Caribbean island areas. Small yellow fruits are very sweet and have fig overtones. Trees...

     
  • Musa acuminata Colla - Banana

    Musa acuminata Colla - Banana
    $4.00

    10 seeds per pack. The original wild banana, seeds are from a wild form found in Thailand. Plants are similar in growth habit to common cultivated banana's, growing to 10-20ft, with huge leaves. Fruits are variable, often...

  • Musa cheesmanii - Cheesman's Banana
    $4.00

    5 seeds per pack. A large, wild banana native to India. Noteworthy for its very large, ornamental leaves. It is similar to M. sikkimensis, a cold hardy banana, so there is potential for this species being cold hardy as well...

  • Musa griersonii - Wild Banana
    $3.00

    5 seeds per pack. A very rare banana species from the Himalayan region. Barely known in the wild, seeds have only recently come available from cultivated collections. A very attractive banana, with typically large leaves and...

  • Musa ingens - Giant Banana

    Musa ingens - Giant Banana
    $7.00

    1 seed per pack. This is the fabled gigantic banana, a huge species that can grow to 20 m / 66 ft tall! Leaves can grow to 5 m / 16 ft long, with a stout "trunk" growing a feet in diameter. This is the largest known banana...

     
  • Musa itinerans - Burmese Blue Banana
    $4.00

    5 seeds per pack. A highly unique and colorful banana having iridescent pink-purple-blue fruits. The fruits grow to 4-6" and form in nice clusters. They are used in Thai cooking and are often cooked. The leaves are also...

  • Musa monticola - Kinabalu Mountain Banana
    $6.00

    4 seeds per pack. An extremely rare banana, native to a small region above 3000 ft in the mountains of northern Sabah, Borneo. It is of short stature, usually only growing to 3- 6 ft tall (1-2 m). It yields pineapple sized...

  • Musa sikkimensis - Darjeeling Banana

    Musa sikkimensis - Darjeeling Banana
    $4.00

    5 seeds per pack. A rare and beautiful banana from the Himalaya's. The Darjeeling Banana bears sweet edible fruits but is best known for its spectacular cold tolerance, able to survive temperatures to 10F! Huge ornamental...

     
  • Musa thomsonii - Wild Indian Banana
    $4.00

    10 seeds per pack. A wild banana from the Himalaya's, bearing 4" fruits with sweet, edible, though seedy pulp. This species shows some cold hardiness and may be suitable in climates down to zone 8b. Fast-growing to several...

  • Musa velutina - Pink Velvet Banana

    Musa velutina - Pink Velvet Banana
    $4.00

    10 seeds per pack. An amazing banana species that can flower and fruit in a year from seed and at only a few feet tall! Bears very ornamental, pink-skinned bananas and has beautiful, large pink banana flowers. Has some...

     
  • Musa x sikkimensis - Darjeeling Giant Banana
    $4.25

    5 seeds per pack. A naturally occuring hybrid and rare and beautiful banana from the Himalaya's. The Darjeeling Giant is a much larger variant of the standard Darjeeling Banana, that can reach 20ft! Huge ornamental leaves...

  • Musa zebrina - Blood Banana

    Musa zebrina - Blood Banana
    $4.00

    6 seeds per pack. One of the most beautiful banana's, the Blood Banana has fiery red and green spotted foliage. Its large banana leaves combined with the beautiful foliage create a striking appearance. Also bears small...

  • Musella lasiocarpa - Chinese Yellow Banana

    Musella lasiocarpa - Chinese Yellow Banana
    $4.25

    5 seeds per pack. An amazing and fairly rare ornamental. The Chinese Yellow Banana produces huge, bright yellow blooms that persist on the plant for up to 9 months! Small fruits follow, with sources differing on their...

  • Myrcianthes pungens - Guabiju

    Myrcianthes pungens - Guabiju
    $3.00

    2 seeds per pack. A small, dark purple colored fruit, native to Brazil. Related to the stoppers and part of the guava family. The small, berry-like fruits are said to have a sweet flavor and are possibly rich in antioxidants...

     
  • Myrciaria aureana - White Jaboticaba

    Myrciaria aureana - White Jaboticaba
    $7.00

    1 seed per pack. A very difficult to find jaboticaba, having green fruits that ripen with a whitish hue. Similar in overall appearance and growth habit to other jaboticaba's. Fruits have a tasty, sweet flavor. Small, fairly...

  • Myrciaria vexator - Blue Grape

    Myrciaria vexator - Blue Grape
    $6.00

    1 seed per pack. Possibly the best tasting of the Myrciaria species, the blue grape resembles a large purple grape and has well-flavored, sweet, grape-berry flavored pulp. Fruits can be eaten out of hand or used in drinks...

     
  • Myrciaria x - Red Hybrid Jaboticaba

    Myrciaria x - Red Hybrid Jaboticaba
    $6.00

    2 seeds per pack. A rare and newly introduced jaboticaba, this variety is best known for being fast bearing from seed. Standard jaboticaba's can take up to 8-10 years to fruit from seed, while this variety has fruited in as...

     
  • Myriopteron extensum - Myriopteron extensum

    Myriopteron extensum - Myriopteron extensum
    $2.50

    10 seeds per pack. A branching rain forest liana, native from India, through China and into southeast Asia. It bears uniquely shaped, prominently ribbed, green colored fruits. Some sources mention the fruits are specially...

     
  • Myrtillocactus geometrizans - Blue Myrtle Cactus

    Myrtillocactus geometrizans - Blue Myrtle Cactus
    $2.50

    15 seeds per pack. An intriguing cactus with a beautiful blue-green appearance. Also known as Bilberry cactus, its name is derived from its edible, small, dark blue-purple fruits which are sold in parts of Mexico as...

  • Myrtus communis - Myrtle

    Myrtus communis - Myrtle
    $2.00

    15 seeds per pack. Pretty, compact bush or tree with aromatic leaves, bearing almond sized, dark blue fruit. Fruits are eaten and used as spices in the Mediterranean region. Grows well in subtropical climates, hardy to 20F...

     
  • Myrtus communis compacta - Dwarf Myrtle

    Myrtus communis compacta - Dwarf Myrtle
    $2.50

    25 seeds per pack. A dwarf version of the attractive myrtle tree, growing to 3-4ft. Shrubby bush with aromatic leaves, bearing small, dark blue fruit. Fruits are eaten and used as spices in the Mediterranean region. Grows...

  • Nauclea latifolia - African Peach

    Nauclea latifolia - African Peach
    $3.50

    10 seeds per pack. Unrelated to the common peach, this deciduous, African native, bears medium-sized, dark red ripening fruits with tasty, edible pulp. Fruits have a crunchy texture, with a watery mix and a flavor that is...

  • Nauclea orientalis - Canary Wood

    Nauclea orientalis - Canary Wood
    $2.50

    10 seeds per pack. A little known fruit native to northern Australia and southeast Asia. Bears small to medium sized edible fruits that are fairly bitter, but have some historical use amongst native Australian peoples. The...

     
  • Nauclea xanthoxylon - Ndea
    $3.00

    10 seeds per pack. A lesser known, edible tropical fruit that is related to the African Peach. Fruits are brown-yellow, shaped a bit like a cherimoya, with a flavor some have likened to apple. Cultivated on a very small...

  • Oncoba spinosa - Fried Egg Tree

    Oncoba spinosa - Fried Egg Tree
    $2.50

    10 seeds per pack. An attractive ornamental shrub-tree, often grown for its large, white flowers with yellow centers that resemble fried eggs. Bears a hard shelled fruit with edible pulp. The dried fruits are used as rattles...

  • Opuntia ficus-indica - Abancay Orange Cactus Pear

    Opuntia ficus-indica - Abancay Orange Cactus Pear
    $3.50

    10 seeds per pack. Seeds are from a varietal prickly pear cactus found in the Abancay region of Peru, bearing bright orange colored fruits. Bears plump, orange fruits with lots of sweet flesh that is commonly used to flavor...

  • Opuntia ficus-indica - Grande de Wari Cactus Pear

    Opuntia ficus-indica - Grande de Wari Cactus Pear
    $3.50

    10 seeds per pack. Seeds are from a varietal prickly pear cactus found in the Abancay region of Peru. Bears plump, red fruits with lots of sweet flesh that is commonly used to flavor drinks but can also be eaten out of hand...

     
  • Opuntia ficus-indica - Prickly Pear

    Opuntia ficus-indica - Prickly Pear
    $2.50

    20 seeds per pack. Juicy red fruit of a cactus. The fruits of this variety are spineless and the cactus pads are edible as well. Hardy to 15F, needs little or no water when established. Fruits have extensive uses, from...

  • Opuntia phaeacantha - Tulip Prickly Pear
    $2.50

    10 seeds per pack. A prickly pear cactus native to the American southwest. Bears edible fruits with red flesh, similar to some of the other prickly pear species. Both the fruits and the plant have varying sized spines and...

  • Opuntia sp. - Hoconoiste

    Opuntia sp. - Hoconoiste
    $2.00

    30 seeds per pack. Orange-red cactus fruit, popular in Latin America. The fruits of this variety are spineless. Hardy to 15F, needs little or no water when established. Fruits have extensive uses, from flavorings for drinks,...

  • Oxalis tuberosa - Oca

    Oxalis tuberosa - Oca
    $4.00

    5 seeds per pack. A perennial herb, known for its edible, underground tubers, which have a variety of food uses. It originates in the Andes Mountain region, where it has been cultivated for generations. Low growing, shrubby...

  • Pachycereus pringlei - Cardon Cactus

    Pachycereus pringlei - Cardon Cactus
    $2.50

    20 seeds per pack. One of the tallest cactus species in the world, the Cardon can reach 60ft in the wild. Growth and overall appearance has similarities to the beautiful Saguaro. Bears an edible fruit that was an important...

  • Pachyrhizus erosus - Jicama

    Pachyrhizus erosus - Jicama
    $2.50

    15 seeds per pack. A vining plant native to Mexico that can reach 10-15ft but is best known for its large roots which can weigh up to 40 pounds. The starchy roots are edible, having a sweet flavor that is usually eaten raw...

     
  • Pandanus odorifer - Fragrant Screwpine

    Pandanus odorifer - Fragrant Screwpine
    $3.50

    2 seeds per pack. An interesting Pandanus, best known for its fragrant flowers, which are used to create perfumes and an essential oil, said to have a lovely, mild scent similar to rose water. The fruits, like other...

  • Parkia timoriana - Tree Bean

    Parkia timoriana - Tree Bean
    $2.50

    5 seeds per pack. A fairly well-known tropical tree, appreciated for its edible seeds, which are often roasted for snacking. The pods are popularly used in cooking and curries. A tall tree to 30 m / 100 ft. Ornamental as...


 

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