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Tropical Fruit

 

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


  • Passiflora ligularis - Sweet Granadilla

    Passiflora ligularis - Sweet Granadilla
    $2.50

    10 seeds per pack. One of the better tasting of the passion fruits, produces yellow colored fruits to 3-5" with sweet flavored pulp. Vine is subtropical and will stand mild frosts. Fast-growing. #929 Hardy to zone 10a (30 -...

     
  • Passiflora manicata - Red Passion Flower

    Passiflora manicata - Red Passion Flower
    $3.00

    5 seeds per pack. Deep red flowered Passiflora with green-yellow fruit. Fruit may be edible, though one source says it can be toxic (probably when unripe). Fruit is fragrant, smelling like a cross between the purple passion...

     
  • Passiflora nigradenia - Passiflora nigradenia
    $6.00

    4 seeds per pack. A little known edible passion fruit native to Bolivia. It has showy, ornate flowers that unlike many Passiflora's, appear in clusters. The flowers are followed by orange-yellow skinned fruits which are...

     
  • Passiflora popenovii - Quijos Granadilla

    Passiflora popenovii - Quijos Granadilla
    $4.00

    5 seeds per pack. A fantastic edible passion fruit from Columbia and Ecuador. Bears nice sized, yellow-orange fruits that look a bit like Passiflora alata. The fruits have a wonderful aromatic flavor and smell. Pulp is...

  • Passiflora quadrangularis - Giant Granadilla

    Passiflora quadrangularis - Giant Granadilla
    $2.50

    6 seeds per pack. Fast-growing vine bearing huge fruits, up to a foot long, with a sweet edible, passion-fruit-like pulp. Vine is hardy to about 28-32F. Large flowers are highly ornate, colored red, blue, and purple. Pulp is...

  • Passiflora seemanii - Seeman's Passion Flower

    Passiflora seemanii - Seeman's Passion Flower
    $4.00

    6 seeds per pack. A gorgeous ornamental and edible passion flower vine. Flowers are an ornate mix of purple and white and can be followed by 1-2" edible fruits that reportedly have a very nice flavor. The vine is popular as...

  • Passiflora setacea - Sururuca

    Passiflora setacea - Sururuca
    $5.00

    5 seeds per pack. A little-known, edible Passiflora, with medium sized, round to oval fruits that ripen to greenish-yellow. The fruits have juicy, clear pulp that has an acidic flavor. This species has multi-lobed, white...

     
  • Passiflora tripartita mollissima - Banana Passion Fruit

    Passiflora tripartita mollissima - Banana Passion Fruit
    $3.00

    10 seeds per pack. a.k.a. Passiflora mollissima. Hardy passion flower vine producing 3-5" long, soft, yellow fruits. Fruits are edible and commonly used in beverages. Beautiful pink/red flower is formed on a long stalk. Vine...

  • Passiflora x decaisneana -

    Passiflora x decaisneana -
    $4.00

    5 seeds per pack. Originated as a hybrid between P. alata and P. quadrangularis. Bears large, bright, red-purple flowers that bear some resemblance to its parents. If properly pollinated, can produce large, edible fruits...

  • Phyllanthus acidus - Otaheite Gooseberry

    Phyllanthus acidus - Otaheite Gooseberry
    $3.00

    8 seeds per pack. Small, white colored fruit with juicy acidic pulp. Fruits are borne in large quantities directly off branches. Shrubby tree to 20-30ft, subtropical, should surivive short frosts. Fruits and flowers on and...

  • Phyllanthus emblica - Emblic

    Phyllanthus emblica - Emblic
    $2.50

    10 seeds per pack. A prolific tree bearing 1-2", translucent fruits with a highly acidic pulp. The fruits are esteemed in India and parts of Southeast Asia and often sold in markets, usually flavored with sugar. Trees are...

  • Phyllanthus niruri - Jarmala

    Phyllanthus niruri - Jarmala
    $2.50

    15 seeds per pack. A short (2-3ft), annual herb with numerous medicinal uses. Pretty much all parts of the plant have been used medicinally, from treatments for jaundice to a topical healing aid and possible anti-viral use...

     
  • Physalis alkekengi  - Winter Cherry

    Physalis alkekengi - Winter Cherry
    $2.00

    75 seeds per pack. A beautiful ornamental and edible fruit, the Winter Cherry (often labeled as an ornamental--Chinese Lantern), bears small, ground cherry-like fruits that are both edible and medicinal. The ripe fruits have...

  • Physalis ixocarpa - Rio Verde Grande Tomatillo

    Physalis ixocarpa - Rio Verde Grande Tomatillo
    $3.00

    50 seeds per pack. Maybe the largest tomatillo variety, Rio Grande bears fat fruits up to 3-4 ounces. Very nice yields and classic tomatillo flavor. Medium sized plants may need staking due to fruit size. Annual. #3507

  • Physalis ixocarpa - Tomatillo

    Physalis ixocarpa - Tomatillo
    $2.00

    100 seeds per pack. Medium sized, green colored fruit closely related to the tomato. Fully ripe fruits are eaten raw, much like tomatoes. The unripe fruits are commonly used in chili's and salsas. Easily grown container...

     
  • Physalis ixocarpa - Yellow Tomatillo

    Physalis ixocarpa - Yellow Tomatillo
    $2.00

    25 seeds per pack. Seeds are from a tasty yellow-ripening variety, with sweet fruits. Fully ripe fruits are eaten raw, much like tomatoes. The unripe fruits are commonly used in chili's and salsas. Easily grown container...

  • Physalis peruviana - Ayacucho Giant Cape Gooseberry

    Physalis peruviana - Ayacucho Giant Cape Gooseberry
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. A varietal cape gooseberry, recently found in the Ayacucho region of Peru by plant explorer J. Simcox. It bears plump fruits, larger in size than standard cape gooseberries, with excellent, sweet flavor...

  • Physalis peruviana - Cape Gooseberry

    Physalis peruviana - Cape Gooseberry
    $2.00

    25 seeds per pack. Tomato relative producing orange colored fruits about the size of a cherry tomato. Flesh has tomato texture and consistency with hints of tomato flavor combined with pineapple. Easy to grow as a perennial...

     
  • Physalis peruviana - Poha

    Physalis peruviana - Poha
    $2.00

    100 seeds per pack. A popular berry of Hawaii, the Poha is more or less the same as the Cape Gooseberry, though often listed as a different variety. Seeds are from the Hawaiian strain. Fruits grow to the size of a cherry...

     
  • Physalis pruinosa - Aunt Molly's Ground Cherry

    Physalis pruinosa - Aunt Molly's Ground Cherry
    $2.50

    25 seeds per pack. A famous heirloom of the ground cherry, Aunt Molly's bears golden orange fruits with a clean citrus-like ground cherry flavor. Fruits can be eaten fresh or used in desserts and salads. Small, shrubby...

     
  • Physalis pruinosa - Ground Cherry

    Physalis pruinosa - Ground Cherry
    $2.00

    100 seeds per pack. Tomato relative producing orange colored fruits about the size of a cherry tomato. Flesh has tomato texture and consistency with hints of tomato flavor combined with pineapple. Plant as perennial or...

  • Physalis pubescens - Goldie Ground Cherry

    Physalis pubescens - Goldie Ground Cherry
    $2.00

    40 seeds per pack. A prolific variety of ground cherry bearing medium sized fruits that ripen to a golden yellow. Fruits have an excellent and very sweet flavor, with a hint of strawberry and pineapple. Plants can grow to a...

  • Physalis pubescens - Pineapple Ground Cherry

    Physalis pubescens - Pineapple Ground Cherry
    $2.00

    40 seeds per pack. Cossack variety. Cape goosberry relative with cherry-tomato sized fruits having a pineapple-tomato flavor. Plants grow to 2-4ft. Grow as an annual or perennial. #918 Coming Soon! Estimated date in stock:...

  • Piper auritum - Mexican Pepperleaf

    Piper auritum - Mexican Pepperleaf
    $3.00

    15 seeds per pack. a.k.a. Root Beer Plant. A perennial herb related to the true Black Pepper plant, Mexican Pepperleaf is prized for cooking throughout Mexico and Central America. It is best recognized for its huge leaves...

     
  • Piper excelsum - Kawakawa

    Piper excelsum - Kawakawa
    $2.50

    10 seeds per pack. One of New Zealand's most well known native plants, it is a small, shrubby tree with large, often glossy, heart shaped leaves. Grows to 15 ft / 5 m. An important traditional medicinal plant for the Maori...

  • Pipturus albidus - Mamaki

    Pipturus albidus - Mamaki
    $4.00

    10 seeds per pack. A native Hawaiian shrub bearing small, white colored berry-like fruits that are said to be edible, with a very mild flavor. The plant is best known for its leaves, which are used on a small scale to...

  • Pithecellobium dulce - Manila Tamarind

    Pithecellobium dulce - Manila Tamarind
    $2.50

    10 seeds per pack. a.k.a. Guamuchil. A popular tropical tree that also does well in arid climates. Bears leguminous fruits with sweet, white pulp that is popular raw on as a flavoring for drinks. The tree is popularly...

     
  • Plukenetia volubilis - Sacha Peanut

    Plukenetia volubilis - Sacha Peanut
    $3.50

    5 seeds per pack. A small, Amazonian rainforest vining plant bearing star shaped fruits containing seeds (nuts) that are edible when roasted. The plant is gaining recent interest as a possible health food due to high levels...

     
  • Protium serratum - Indian Red Pear

    Protium serratum - Indian Red Pear
    $3.00

    3 seeds per pack. A lesser known, edible fruit, native to India and southeast Asia. The fruits are small, dark red to purple, about the size of a cherry, with juicy pulp. The tree is sometimes cultivated for its edible...

  • Prunus ilicifolia - Holly Leaf Cherry

    Prunus ilicifolia - Holly Leaf Cherry
    $4.00

    4 seeds per pack. Cherry species native to Southern California and Mexico. Fruits are typical cherry size, with a sweetish flavor but minimal flesh. Leaves are noted for their holly-like appearance. Needs minimal water,...

  • Prunus salicifolia - Capulin Cherry

    Prunus salicifolia - Capulin Cherry
    $3.00

    8 seeds per pack. A subtropical cherry species requiring no chill to set fruit. Fruits are red to deep red in color, with similarities to some common cherry varieties in flavor. Medium to large sized tree, hardy to 19F. Very...

  • Psidium cattleianum - Red Strawberry Guava

    Psidium cattleianum - Red Strawberry Guava
    $2.00

    15 seeds per pack. Related to the tropical guava, produces small dark red skinned fruits to 1.5". Flesh is translucent, juicy, and not mealy like the tropical guava, with a tasty acidic-strawberry flavor. Very easy to grow...

     
  • Psidium cattleianum var lucidum - Yellow Strawberry Guava

    Psidium cattleianum var lucidum - Yellow Strawberry Guava
    $2.50

    15 seeds per pack. Related to the tropical guava, produces medium sized, yellow skinned fruits to 1-3". Flesh is translucent, juicy, similar to the strawberry guava, but with a slightly more acidic flavor. Is sometimes known...

     
  • Psidium eugeniaefolia - Purple Forest Guava

    Psidium eugeniaefolia - Purple Forest Guava
    $3.50

    5 seeds per pack. Small, subtropical or tropical tree related to the guava. Fruits are strawberry guava sized, dark purple in color, with white flesh having a mild, acidic grape or jaboticaba-like flavor. Quality is...

  • Psidium friedrichsthalium - Cas Guava

    Psidium friedrichsthalium - Cas Guava
    $3.00

    10 seeds per pack. Fragrant, juicy, yellow fleshed guava with an acidic flavor. Eat fresh or use in drinks, desserts, and flavorings. Grows on a small tree, will take mild frosts, but generally prefers a subtropical or...

     
  • Psidium guajava - Colombian Red Guava

    Psidium guajava - Colombian Red Guava
    $2.00

    25 seeds per pack. A delectable Colombian guava variety with large fruits having deep pink flesh and a deliciously sweet flavor. This is a popular commercial variety, widely used for juicing and flavorings. Small to medium...

     

 

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