Tree & Shrub Seeds

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    Prized for its fruit which is considered one of the best in Central America, the ripe, soft brown flesh has an exceptionally sweet, malty flavour, rather like brown sugar, and the pale yellow to orange flesh has a soft, grainy texture just like that of a well-ripened pear. With a strong resemblance to the Kiwi Fruit, it can be eaten raw or made into jam, custard, ice cream and sherbet. It makes a stout tropical and subtropical tree with ornamental, green, glossy leaves with clusters of waxy white flowers. The large seeds are jet black and resemble beans. It yields fruit twice a year, though flowering may continue year round. This incredible tree is also the source of chicle, the main constituent of chewing gum. This tropical tree is mainly found in Southeast Asia where it produces one of the most popular fruits. Compounds extracted from the leaves have been shown to produce anti-diabetic, antioxidant and hypocholesterolemic (cholesterol-lowering) effects. ... Learn More



    Curious maroon-brown flowers, with chocolate bracts and green stamens, produce unusual inflated fruits above attractive, musky-perfumed deeply-fingered foliage on this very rare plant. In addition, this South African native provides many odd details in its life cycle. Compared with the more well known and widely available Melianthus major, this seldom-seen beauty is more reasonably sized for the smaller garden, and has lovely fuzzy apple green leaves as opposed to the glaucous grey-green of the major. The nectar-filled flowers are intricately veined bizarre beauties of green, brown, and deep purple, which are followed by large cubical green seed pods that are puffed up, and pop like a balloon when pressed. The black nectar bulges out of the mouth of the flower, spilling out as the lower flowers on the spikes slowly rotate from right side up to upside down over the course of a day. Melianthus are apparently the only genus in the plant world that have this mysterious rotation, which would make a perfect subject for time lapse photography. ... Learn More



    "New Zealand Shrubby Violet". Yes, a member of the violet family! A dwarf evergreen shrub, with small oval leaves, resembling a box bush. Tiny clusters of perfumed yellow-green flowers slowly turn to white and purple berries. A slow growing treasure. ... Learn More



    One of the most beautiful members of the myrtle family, this lovely shrub/tree has oblong, leathery leaves which are covered in dense white hairs underneath, the vivid, paintbrush-like, crimson-red blossoms appearing around December in New Zealand in the southern hemisphere, (and June in the northern hemisphere) hence the "Christmas" in the name. These plants are extremely tough, especially in coastal conditions on dry rocky shores. In cooler climates they make excellent pot plants when they will flower when quite small specimens. ... Learn More



    An exceptionally choice and rare dwarf plant with pink buds opening to deepest violet-blue flowers. Stems bear oblong-lance-shaped, linear leaves which are dark blue-green above and white beneath. One of the best-ever alpine house and show plants, this fabulous miniature semi-evergreen sub-shrub originates from the mountains of Yugoslavia, Albania and Greece. ... Learn More



    This fast-growing, drought-resistant tree, native to the southern foothills of the Himalayas in north western India is widely cultivated in tropical and sub-tropical areas. Hanging clusters of fragrant, orchid-like flowers later become hanging fruits which are three-sided brown capsules holding dark brown, globular seeds which have three whitish, papery wings and are dispersed by wind and water and are sometimes eaten like peas or roasted like nuts. The whitish-grey bark is surrounded by thick cork, and in cultivation the trunk is often cut back annually to 1–2 meters and allowed to regrow, and the pods and leaves thus remain within arm's reach. ... Learn More



    Mulberries never really arrived commercially as a fruit, because they are just too delicate to travel when ripe. In Summer the fruits mature to a purplish-red, when they should be picked and eaten soon afterwards and treat them with care as they crumble easily. The fruit colour is derived from health-giving anthocyanins, and their flavour truly is sublime, as they are packed with lots of sweet juice. In addition this really is a truly beautiful ornamental tree, in spring and summer the foliage positively glows, whilst in the autumn and winter the stark, gnarled framework of branches looks absolutely stunning. ... Learn More


  8. Myricaria glomerata


    Growing up to 5 metres or so tall, this valuable evergreen shrub or small tree, often with multiple thin trunks, is often widely cultivated for its delicious yellow fruit, which are very sweet, juicy, slightly furry, and superb when eaten raw. Native to S. America and northern and south eastern Brazil, it grows easily in most tropical and warm temperate climates, where it is even used as a hedge plant and as an ornamental. Very few good seeds available. ... Learn More



    This well-known tree makes smooth, yellow, pear-shaped fruit which are 2 inches long, with an outer husk that splits open when the fruit is ripe revealing the shiny seed. This is purple-brown with a red or crimson covering or aril, the red outer part of the seed being used to produce mace and the inner kernel ground to make nutmeg. This well-known spice predictably comes from the Moluccas Islands, once called the Spice Islands. Trees can only be grown outside in a tropical or subtropical climate. We offer freshly-collected, plum-sized seeds. ... Learn More



    This truly desirable plant has divided blue-green leaves and superb, large, bowl-shaped flowers of stunning bright pink as opposed to the normal red. It is a rare and highly esteemed early-flowering plant, for well-drained fertile soil in half shade. ... Learn More



    From New Zealand South Island, comes this truly exquisite semi-evergreen, prostrate, perennial shrub with rounded, toothed, dark green leaves, bearing dense racemes of white to pale-pink, purple-veined flowers with red centres, which open in early summer for a long period. ... Learn More



    This truly spectacular tree produces large, pale mauve "foxglove" flowers on naked branches in early spring, the large, dinner-plate-sized, soft furry leaves appearing later. If cut to the ground in spring, enormous leaves develop on the shoots sprouting from the soil. It does especially well in poor, impoverished and quite dry soil! ... Learn More


  13. PECAN

    These nuts have a distinctive rich, buttery flavor and are probably the most nutritious of all nuts, and indeed are second in popularity only to the pea-nut! Trees live and produce nuts for hundreds of years in a favourably temperate climate, the deciduous trees putting out fresh growth in the spring. Closely related to walnuts, the leaves of the two trees look very similar. This hickory tree, native to Central and Southern North America, has been used as a food source by Native Americans for centuries before the arrival of European colonists. Growth rate of this fast-growing can be up to 1meter or 3 feet per year. This tree is perfect for home owners that love to harvest nuts for cooking. The plants were not actually domesticated until the 17th century, when the first plantations of pecans were established in Mexico. Hardy planting zones are 5-9. ... Learn More



    Known as the 'translucent dates' or 'Dates of light' these are cultivars grown especially in Algeria and Tunisia. They grow in large trusses, are slightly smaller than Medjool dates and have a characteristic soft touch, a translucent blonde color and a soft caramel-like taste, these three characteristics distinguishing them from all other dates. ... Learn More



    Halawi (Halawy) means "sweet" in Arabic, and these are some of the earliest mature (tamar) dates that can be picked in September, the delicious fruits having an amber colour, with a flavour reminiscent of caramel. ... Learn More


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