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Tropical Fruit

 

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


  • 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...

     
  • 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 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...

     
  • Solanum muricatum - Pepino

    Solanum muricatum - Pepino
    $5.00

    10 seeds per pack. Large sized fruit, to 4-6", sometimes weighing a pound or two. Quick growing shrub. Fruit is quite good and tastes very similar to a cantaloupe. Hardy to 27F. Will fruit in 9-12 months from seed. Becoming...

  • 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...

  • Solanum uporo - Cannibal's Tomato

    Solanum uporo - Cannibal's Tomato
    $2.50

    10 seeds per pack. a.k.a. Solanum viride. An infamous fruit from the South Seas, the Cannibal's Tomato was once called the perfect accompaniment for a cannibal's favorite meal. Fruits are rounded, about the size of large...

     
  • 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...

  • Spondias purpurea - Chi Abal Mombin

    Spondias purpurea - Chi Abal Mombin
    $5.00

    2 seeds per pack. Seeds are from the 'Chi Abal' variety, with red skin and orange flesh. Lovely flavor, and a very popular commercial fruit throughout its native range. Native to seasonally dry forests. Minimal frost...

     
  • Spondias purpurea - Chiapas Mombin

    Spondias purpurea - Chiapas Mombin
    $5.00

    2 seeds per pack. A beautiful Jocote variety from the Chiapas region of Mexico, having rounded, red-orange ripening fruits. Lovely flavor, and a very popular commercial fruit throughout its native range. Native to seasonally...

  • Spondias purpurea - Spanish Plum

    Spondias purpurea - Spanish Plum
    $5.00

    2 seeds per pack. Popular fruit of the American tropics. Purple-red colored fruit, with yellow flesh, having a nice plum like flavor. Trees are somewhat cold sensitive. Needs a frost free climate. #685 View plant database...

     
  • Spondias purpurea - Tuspana Mombin

    Spondias purpurea - Tuspana Mombin
    $5.00

    2 seeds per pack. Seeds are from the 'Tuspana' variety, with yellow skinned, yellow fleshed fruits. Lovely flavor, and a very popular commercial fruit throughout its native range. Native to seasonally dry forests. Minimal...

     
  • 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...

  • Syzygium samarangense - Wax Jambu

    Syzygium samarangense - Wax Jambu
    $5.00

    1 seed per pack. Medium to large sized fruit with a crunchy texture and mild sweet flavor. The wax jambu is marginally hardy, surviving temperatures to the upper 20's if mature. An excellent fruit, the wax jambu is little...

  • Tamarindus indica - Tamarind

    Tamarindus indica - Tamarind
    $4.00

    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...

  • Theobroma cacao - Cacao

    Theobroma cacao - Cacao
    $6.00

    2 seeds per pack. This batch of seeds is from yellow Criollo & Trinitario cacao. The cacao tree is the source of the famous and delicious cocoa bean (the foundation of chocolate). This small tropical tree rarely exceeds...

     
  • 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 myricoides - Black Chilean Guava

    Ugni myricoides - Black Chilean Guava
    $3.00

    15 seeds per pack. Plump fruited chilean guava relative with dark purple/black fleshed fruits. Flavor is tasty, much like the chilean guava. Hardy to the upper teens/lower 20's (F). Small bushy shrub to 3-6ft. #738 View...

  • 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 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...

  • Vaccinium gaultheriifolium - Chinese Blueberry

    Vaccinium gaultheriifolium - Chinese Blueberry
    $4.00

    25 seeds per pack. Native Southern China blueberry species producing large clusters of 3/4", dark-blue fruits. Plant is moderate-sized, spreading to 4x8ft, fairly hardy, will stand temperatures below freezing, probably to...

     

 

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