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Tropical Fruit

 

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


  • Psidium guajava - Egyptian Guava

    Psidium guajava - Egyptian Guava
    $2.00

    25 seeds per pack. Seeds are from the yellow, pear-shaped Egyptian variety. Fruits grow to 4", with cream-yellow skin and sweet, juicy white flesh. Great for beverages, flavorings, and eating fresh. Small tree, hardy to 29F,...

  • Psidium guajava - Guava

    Psidium guajava - Guava
    $2.00

    50 seeds per pack. Seeds are from mixed or generic varieties. Medium to large green to yellow fruits with white or pink flesh having an aromatic, fruits smell. Great for beverages, flavorings, and eating fresh. Small tree,...

  • Psidium guajava - Hawaiian White Guava

    Psidium guajava - Hawaiian White Guava
    $2.50

    10 seeds per pack. Seeds are from the delicious 'Hawaiian White' variety, with medium to large fruits having juicy, sweet, white flesh. Fruits ripen to yellow. Small to medium sized tree, hardy to around 32F. Note that...

  • Psidium guajava - Patillo Guava

    Psidium guajava - Patillo Guava
    $2.50

    10 seeds per pack. Seeds are from the 'Patillo' variety, a small to medium sized guava with bright pink flesh and a fruity-acidic flavor. Small to medium sized tree, hardy to around 32F. Note that seedling grown guava's may...

  • Psidium guajava - Ruby Supreme Guava

    Psidium guajava - Ruby Supreme Guava
    $3.00

    10 seeds per pack. Medium/large sized guava, 3-4" with yellow skin and red-pink flesh. This variety is known for its strong guava scent, sweet flavor, and relative few number of seeds. Small tree, hardy to 29F, prefers warm...

  • Psidium guajava - White Indian Guava

    Psidium guajava - White Indian Guava
    $2.50

    15 seeds per pack. Medium to large fruited guava to 3-4", with white flesh having a slight pear-guava flavor. Small tree, hardy to 29F, prefers warm climates for flowering and fruiting. Note that seedling grown guava's can...

  • Psidium guineense - Brazilian Guava

    Psidium guineense - Brazilian Guava
    $3.00

    8 seeds per pack. Small guava, with a tart but distinctive flavor sometimes likened to strawberries. It can be eaten out of hand, but is often made into jellies and preserves. It is fairly hardy and does well in both...

  • Psidium sp. - Red Guava

    Psidium sp. - Red Guava
    $3.00

    10 seeds per pack. An unknown Psidium sp. bearing dark red fruits somewhat like the strawberry guava. The fruits are larger than the regular strawberry guava, reaching up to golf-ball size and slightly bigger. The pulp is...

  • Psidium striatulum - Narrow Leafed Guava

    Psidium striatulum - Narrow Leafed Guava
    $3.50

    8 seeds per pack. A rare but very promising guava, the Narrow Leafed Guava bears medium sized, juicy, bright red-pink fleshed fruits with yellow skin. Flavor is sweet, with similarities to the standard guava. Shrubby, low to...

  • Punica granatum - Dwarf Pomegranate

    Punica granatum - Dwarf Pomegranate
    $2.50

    10 seeds per pack. Seeds are from a dwarf variety, growing to 4-6ft. Fruits are red-skinned, pulp is pink-red, good flavored. Can be eaten fresh, but is sometimes juiced or used in making preserves. The juice can also act as...

     
  • Punica granatum - Pomegranate

    Punica granatum - Pomegranate
    $2.50

    20 seeds per pack. Ornamental red fruit with slightly tart, but sweet pulp. Can be eaten fresh, but is sometimes juiced or used in making preserves. The juice can also act as a dye. Trees withstand intense heat, drought, and...

     
  • Queen of Malinalco Tomatillo

    Queen of Malinalco Tomatillo
    $4.00

    10 seeds per pack. A rare and unique tomatillo variety having large, elongated, yellow colored fruits with a sweet flavor as compared with standard tomatillo's. This variety originated in the town of Malinalco, Mexico and...

     
  • Randia fitzalanii - Yellow Mangosteen

    Randia fitzalanii - Yellow Mangosteen
    $3.00

    5 seeds per pack. Baseball-sized fruit with black colored pulp and a flavor supposedly having mangosteen-like qualities. Native to Australia, flowers are also very pretty. Small or medium sized tree, probably hardy to short...

  • Randia thurberi - Papache
    $3.50

    4 seeds per pack. A rare blackberry jam fruit from Northern and Central Mexico. The small, round fruits are striped and spotted green and yellow, with sweet flavored, deep black colored pulp. Adapted to warmer, dry climates...

  • Red Malaysian Guava - Red Malaysian Guava

    Red Malaysian Guava - Red Malaysian Guava
    $2.50

    5 seeds per pack. Medium sized guava, 2-3" with reddish skin and deep red flesh. This variety is unique as the foliage is also tinged red, and the flowers are hot pink. Often grown for the fruit as well as its ornamental...

  • Renealmia alpinia - Garden Ginger

    Renealmia alpinia - Garden Ginger
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. a.k.a. Mishqui Panga. A type of ginger found in tropical America and the Caribbean region. Notable for its traditional use of the leaves as a flavoring, often for fish. The leaves have a fragrant, ginger...

  • Rhus integrifolia - Lemonade Berry

    Rhus integrifolia - Lemonade Berry
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. Small shrubby bush native to coastal scrublands of Southern California and Baja. Produces a small, oblong, red berry that can be made into a sour, refreshing drink. Tolerates some frost but may defoliate...

  • Rhus ovata - Sugar Bush

    Rhus ovata - Sugar Bush
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. A shrub native to the southwestern United States and Northern Mexico. Similar to the lemonade berry, it bears small, flattened fruits with sticky skin encasing a single seed. The fruits can be used to make...

     
  • Rosenbergiodendron formosum - Blackberry Jam Fruit

    Rosenbergiodendron formosum - Blackberry Jam Fruit
    $3.00

    5 seeds per pack. a.k.a. Randia formosa. Small yellow fruit that tastes like blackberry jam. Fruits are borne on a small bushy plant that is a relative of the gardenia. Pretty white flowers are fragrant. Can survive light...

  • Rubus glaucus - Andean Raspberry

    Rubus glaucus - Andean Raspberry
    $2.00

    25 seeds per pack. A much appreciated blackberry species native to much of Central and South America, including the Andes region. It grows naturally in cooler, cloud forest regions, making the species ideal for subtropical...

     
  • Rubus niveus - Mysore Raspberry

    Rubus niveus - Mysore Raspberry
    $2.00

    15 seeds per pack. One of the only subtropical/tropical raspberries, the mysore raspberry is also noted for its heavy production. Plants grow to 10-15ft, and can produce for most of the year in warm climates. Hardy to 20F...

     
  • Rubus probus - Atherton Raspberry

    Rubus probus - Atherton Raspberry
    $5.00

    10 seeds per pack. A wild, tropical raspberry, native to Australia and Papua New Guinea. The red, edible fruits are often gathered wild but there are some small commercial plantations as well. The berries ripen to red, with...

     
  • Sapindus mukorossi - Chinese Soapberry

    Sapindus mukorossi - Chinese Soapberry
    $3.50

    4 seeds per pack. Similar to its close relative the Soapberry, the Chinese Soapberry bears 1", yellow fruits with a large seed. The fruits and seed contain high levels of saponin and are commonly used as a detergent. Medium...

     
  • Sapindus trifoliatus - Soapnut

    Sapindus trifoliatus - Soapnut
    $2.50

    3 seeds per pack. An evergreen tree native to India. Not edible, but best known for the wide use of its seeds, which contain saponins and are used as a soap substitute. Grows to 6-75 / 25 m. Tolerant of drier environments as...

  • Schleichera oleosa - Kusum Tree

    Schleichera oleosa - Kusum Tree
    $3.00

    7 seeds per pack. A medium to large sized deciduous tree native to India, known for being the source of Kusum Oil. The oil has a number of medicinal, topical and edible uses. The tree also features attractive, red-colored...

     
  • Selenicereus grandiflorus - Queen of the Night

    Selenicereus grandiflorus - Queen of the Night
    $3.00

    10 seeds per pack. A gorgeous night blooming cactus with large white flowers that grow to several inches. The flowers are also fragrant, with a mild vanilla-like scent. Bears spiny, 2-4" long red ripening fruits that are...

  • Selenicereus megalanthus - Yellow Pitaya

    Selenicereus megalanthus - Yellow Pitaya
    $3.25

    8 seeds per pack. Tasty yellow skinned dragon fruit relative. Very popular in Asia. The plant is a vining cactus growing either out of the soil or as an epiphyte, with aerial roots. Plants are tolerant of short frosts and...

     
  • Sicana odorifera - Cassabanana

    Sicana odorifera - Cassabanana
    $3.50

    5 seeds per pack. An herbaceous vine bearing a striking 12-24" long, bright red fruit with a delightful melon-like smell and flavor. Vines are vigorous, often growing up to 50ft. The fruit is common in parts of South and...

  • Sideroxylon foetidissimum - Yellow Mastic

    Sideroxylon foetidissimum - Yellow Mastic
    $5.00

    2 seeds per pack. A fast-growing tree, native to tropical America, bearing small, orange colored fruits with an edible, gummy flesh. While not grown commercially, the fruits have admirers and are harvested from wild trees...

  • Sideroxylon obtusifolium - Jungle Plum

    Sideroxylon obtusifolium - Jungle Plum
    $5.00

    1 seed per pack. A medium sized tree bearing a small, dark purple, edible fruit with succulent, sweet pulp. While not a commercial crop, the fruits are said to be tasty and often harvested from wild trees. Native to Central...

     
  • Simarouba glauca - Paradise Tree

    Simarouba glauca - Paradise Tree
    $2.50

    4 seeds per pack. An evergreen tree, native to Florida, through the Caribbean region, into Central America. The fruits contain seeds which an edible oil used in baking can be produced. The fruits could be edible themselves,...

  • Simmondsia chinensis - Jojoba Nut

    Simmondsia chinensis - Jojoba Nut
    $2.50

    5 seeds per pack. Desert shrub bearing the jojoba nut, an edible nut tasting somewhat like a hazelnut. The jojoba is famously known as the source of jojoba oil, an oil with important uses in cosmetics and skin care. The...

  • Solanum burbankii - Wonderberry

    Solanum burbankii - Wonderberry
    $2.00

    30 seeds per pack. Small, purple-black fruit similar to the huckleberry. The wonderberry grows on a small annual shrub, from 6"-3' in height. Fruits are used to make pies and preserves. Easily grown in pots, growth...

  • Solanum caripense - Tzimbalo

    Solanum caripense - Tzimbalo
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. A South American fruit closely related to the pepino. The fruits are smaller than the pepino, but with similar striped skin coloration. Flavor also has similarities, but the fruits tend to be juicier. Low...

  • Solanum glaucescens - Cuatomate

    Solanum glaucescens - Cuatomate
    $4.00

    10 seeds per pack. An almost unknown edible fruit found in the Mixtec region of Mexico, in and around Oaxaca. A tomato relative (but not a tomato), it yields greenish-white fruits that eventually ripen to orange, with deep...

  • Solanum melanocerasum - Garden Huckleberry

    Solanum melanocerasum - Garden Huckleberry
    $2.50

    40 seeds per pack. Small, purple-black fruit similar in appearance to the huckleberry. The true garden huckleberry is larger (about 1.5-2x) than the wonderberry (a hybrid relative). This variety is sweeter than most and of...


 

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