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Tropical Fruit

 

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


  • Solanum quitoense - Naranjilla

    Solanum quitoense - Naranjilla
    $2.00

    10 seeds per pack. Orange, fuzzy skinned fruit about the size of a large cherry tomato. Has tasty acidic green pulp that can be eaten fresh but is also used in Central and South America to make a popular beverage...

     
  • Solanum sessiliflorum - Cocona

    Solanum sessiliflorum - Cocona
    $2.50

    10 seeds per pack. Orange-red colored fruit from the Amazon, used fresh and for drinks. Hardiness unknown, though the plant is native to tropical mountainous regions so it may survive some frosts. Fruits are popular in its...

     
  • Solanum sessiliflorum - Red Cocona

    Solanum sessiliflorum - Red Cocona
    $3.00

    10 seeds per pack. A cocona variety form Peru, bearing small, dark red colored fruits. Excellent for juicing and making different types of sauces. An herbaceous shrub, growing to 4-6 feet. Not frost hardy, but suitable for...

     
  • Spondias mombin - Yellow Mombin

    Spondias mombin - Yellow Mombin
    $4.00

    2 seeds per pack. Juicy, yellow fruit the size of a small plum. Has an acidic flavor and is eaten out of hand, or used to flavor ice creams and desserts. Trees grow best in subtropical to tropical climates and do not take...

  • Spondias pinnata - Malaysian Mombin

    Spondias pinnata - Malaysian Mombin
    $3.00

    2 seeds per pack. A popular mombin fruit, native to southeast Asia, well regarded for its sour flavored, edible pulp. The fruits are widely cultivated in the region and along with their edible uses, are also found as an...

  • Stenocereus eruca - Creeping Devil Cactus

    Stenocereus eruca - Creeping Devil Cactus
    $4.00

    5 seeds per pack. A fabulously interesting and strange cactus, most notable for its unique growth habit. It grows directly along the ground, forming new roots as the plant pushes forward. Over time, the ends die back,...

  • Sterculia guttata - Spotted Sterculia

    Sterculia guttata - Spotted Sterculia
    $2.50

    5 seeds per pack. A mostly ornamental Sterculia native to India. Has uniquely interesting, small and hairy, spotted flowers. Bears lobed fruits with seeds that have some purported medicinal properties. Seeds from a number of...

  • Stevia rebaudiana - Stevia

    Stevia rebaudiana - Stevia
    $2.50

    10 seeds per pack. Note: This batch is seeds+chaff. The source of the growing in popularity Stevia sweetener. Plants are compact and grow to about 1-2ft. Easily grown as an annual in colder climates. The leaves have a sweet...

  • Strychnos madagascariensis - Black Monkey Orange
    $3.00

    8 seeds per pack. A hard shelled, round fruit ripening to yellow orange, with edible flesh. Both the flesh and the dried seeds are enjoyed by people in its native range. Small tree to 10-25 feet, probably not frost hardy...

  • Syzygium cuminii - Java Plum

    Syzygium cuminii - Java Plum
    $4.00

    2 seeds per pack. 1-1.5" dark purple fruit with a sweetish flavor. Fruits are very juicy. Subtropical, can be container grown. If allowed, can grow to be a very large tree. Hardy to the lower 20's (F). Seeds are fresh,...

     
  • Tamarindus indica - Tamarind

    Tamarindus indica - Tamarind
    $3.50

    10 seeds per pack. Beautiful large tropical tree native to Africa. Can withstand temperatures down to 28F. Fruit is a 4-8" long pod with several large seeds surrounded by sticky, paste-like flesh with a tasty sweet/sour...

  • Terminalia catappa - Tropical Almond

    Terminalia catappa - Tropical Almond
    $4.00

    2 seeds per pack. Large tropical tree commonly growing near river banks or ocean shorefronts. The large seed/nut is edible and has an almond-like flavor. The tropical almond is commonly grown for its large canopy, and high...

     
  • Theobroma bicolor - Mocambo

    Theobroma bicolor - Mocambo
    $7.00

    1 seed per pack. Seeds are pre-germinated and beginning to sprout. A rare cacao/chocolate relative with greenish pods that run roughly the same size as T. cacao. The seeds can also be used to make a type of chocolate and the...

     
  • Trichosanthes kirilowii japonica - Ki Karasu-Uri

    Trichosanthes kirilowii japonica - Ki Karasu-Uri
    $2.50

    6 seeds per pack. A rare member of the melon family bearing 3" long fruits that are the shape of an egg. Both the vine, roots and fruits have a number of uses. Fruits are pickled when young, roots and tubers have a variety...

  • Ugni molinae - Chilean Guava

    Ugni molinae - Chilean Guava
    $2.50

    10 seeds per pack. Hardy to the mid 20's, easy to grow. A shrubby guava relative with small aromatic fruit. Fruit has a spicy guava taste and can be eaten fresh or used in cooking. #119 View plant database page...

  • Uvaria chamae - Bush Banana

    Uvaria chamae - Bush Banana
    $6.00

    2 seeds per pack. A strange Annona (sugar apple relative) with small, multi-stemmed, edible fruits. The orange-yellow ripening fruits individually look like small banana's and are widely eaten in its native range. Small,...

  • Uvaria clementis - Uvaria clementis
    $3.00

    6 seeds per pack. A little-known Uvaria species native to the Bornean region. Like other Uvaria's, it bears multi-lobed, finger-like fruits which could be edible, although there is little information about this species...

     
  • Uvaria concava - Uvaria
    $3.00

    3 seeds per pack. A delightfully attractive rain forest Uvaria, with bright red flowers and strange multi segmented orange-red fruits. Related to the Annona's, this is one of several species native to warm, humid forests of...

  • Uvaria rufa - Calabao

    Uvaria rufa - Calabao
    $4.50

    2 seeds per pack. A tropical vine bearing small, multi-lobed, edible berries with a sweet and sour flavor. Related to the Annona's. Also notable for its colorful, red flowers. Grows to around 5 m / 16 ft. Tropical. #3915

     
  • Vaccinium calycinum - Tree Ohelo

    Vaccinium calycinum - Tree Ohelo
    $5.00

    10 seeds per pack. a.ka. helo kau l au. A very rare Hawaiian berry, related to the common blueberry. This species grows on all the main islands and is generally found at somewhat lower elevations than the Ohelo berry...

  • Vaccinium floribundum - Andean Bluberry

    Vaccinium floribundum - Andean Bluberry
    $3.00

    15 seeds per pack. A tasty, wild, edible blueberry native to the Andes Mountain region. The fruits are commonly collected from the wild and commercially sold regionally. Fruits can be eaten raw or processed and are an...

  • Vigna subterranea - Bambara Groundnut

    Vigna subterranea - Bambara Groundnut
    $3.50

    10 seeds per pack. An interesting member of the legume family bearing fruits that remain underground, much like the common peanut. The fruits contain edible seeds of various colors with a tasty flavor and supposedly high...

  • Wild Jungle Peanut

    Wild Jungle Peanut
    $3.00

    (Arachis sp.) 10 seeds per pack. A wild peanut, supposedly originating from wild populations in the Amazon. The nuts themselves have a rich, earthy flavor and are recently popular as a gourmet snack. Grows similar to the...

  • Withania somnifera - Ashwagandha

    Withania somnifera - Ashwagandha
    $2.50

    25 seeds per pack. Small bushy tomatillo relative well-known for its many medicinal qualities. Roots, leaves, and fruits are used to treat stress, exhaustion, memory problems, and much more. Small bright red/orange fruits...

     
  • Yucca whipplei - Our Lord's Candle

    Yucca whipplei - Our Lord's Candle
    $2.50

    15 seeds per pack. Native to the Pacific coast, from California to Mexico, this yucca has a number of uses, both edible and ornamental. Yields edible fruits that were once part of the diet of local tribes. The flowers are...

  • Zanthoxylum rhetsa - Indian Pepper

    Zanthoxylum rhetsa - Indian Pepper
    $3.00

    10 seeds per pack. Related to the Szechuan pepper, this species bears small fruits that are used as a spice. The dried fruits have a pepper-lemon flavor and are an important ingredient in some preparations of masala mix...

  • Zingiber zerumbet - Shampoo Ginger

    Zingiber zerumbet - Shampoo Ginger
    $3.00

    8 seeds per pack. A fast-growing and very attractive ornamental ginger. While mainly grown for its erect, bright red flower heads, it finds some edible uses. The leaves are used to wrap foods and impart classic ginger flavor...

  • Ziziphus joazeiro - Jua

    Ziziphus joazeiro - Jua
    $5.00

    3 seeds per pack. A Jujube relative, native to the dry forests of northeastern Brazil. Bears a 1" fruit with fleshy pulp and a mildly sweet flavor. Said to be high in vitamin C. The fruits are appreciated locally and...

     
  • Ziziphus jujube - Jujube

    Ziziphus jujube - Jujube
    $2.50

    5 seeds per pack. Please note: This batch of seeds has already been removed from the stone. Native to China, but now grown throughout the subtropics and temperate world. Fruit can be eaten at different stages, with a taste...

     

 

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