Tropical Fruit Seeds

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    CANARIUM VULGARE

    Clusters of cream-coloured, three-petalled flowers form at the ends of the branches before developing into really large fruits holding almond-shaped seeds which are very rarely available in other countries. The kernels are often consumed locally, either raw or cooked, having a rich, pleasant flavour, when it is highly favoured as a snack, and are commonly used as a far better substitute for common almond. It is somewhat sweeter in flavour, and can even be ground into a powder and used to make tasty bread. Indeed, the seeds are used in a wide variety of dishes by the local people. It has even been reported that adding a strained emulsion of the crushed, well-ripened kernels to cows milk makes it much more digestible (if fed to babies.) We are unable to endorse this though....This attractive, deciduous, fast-growing tree functions as a food tree, shade tree, and also ornamental tree! It is found In: Asia, Cook Islands, East Timor, Fiji, Hawaii, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pacific, Papua New Guinea. Very few seeds obtained with great difficulty. They have been left with dried fruit on to preserve them. If you ever to decide to break a kernel in half, you will see a spooky face looking at you! . ... Learn More

    $12.12

    (3 seeds)

  2. CARICA PAPAYA

    Carica Papaya, the Papaya, Pawpaw or Fruta Bomba, is a fruit tree that comes from sub-humid tropical regions of South America and Central America, especially Mexico, where, in the open ground it often reaches up to 8 meters high and 4 meters wide. These trees can make extremely attractive specimens with palmed leaves when grown in a large pot indoors. The succulent yellow and green fruits, with yellow-orange pulp and weighing up to 1kg, grow attached to the trunk. Although there are now hybrids that can have both sexes, the male trees have cream flowers whilst the female trees have white-yellowish flowers. ... Learn More

    $3.63

    (25+ seeds)

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    CITRUS MEDICA

    This evergreen, bushy shrub produces small clusters of white, pink tinged flowers, followed by lemon shaped fruits which can grow up to 30cm. As the name suggest it is a member of the citrus family is known for its enormous, aromatic, thick-skinned fruit. The thick, oil-rich skin has a wide range of culinary uses, and is used in the production of candied peel and for flavouring and scents. The fruit itself holds little juice compared to other citrus fruit. Ideal for growing in pots and containers, adding architectural structure to smaller gardens and patio areas. It will tolerate low temperatures but needs protection from frost. ... Learn More

    $3.63

    (5 seeds)

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    COCOA

    Growing in the tropics and sub tropics, this well-known tree produces flowers, and ultimately fruit, directly on hard wood branches or sometimes straight from the tree trunk. The attractive five-petalled pink flowers slowly enlarge to produce a sizeable fruit which is remarkably like an elongated melon. The seeds we sell are as fresh as possible and are sent on a regular basis from a professional collector in Indonesia. Pods have to be at exactly the correct stage of ripeness to contain viable seeds. The cocoa pod has a thick, rough leathery rind and is filled with sweet, mucilaginous pulp (called 'baba de cacao' in South America) enclosing up to 30 large, soft white seeds which become violet or reddish brown when they dry out. These are the seeds which ultimately, after roasting and processing, become cocoa or chocolate. However, not all of the seeds are viable, but we pick out the fertile ones and immediately exclude all air by wrapping them tightly in a plastic skin. In this state they are viable for a month or so, and we obtain a constant supply of fresh pods to ensure some of the seeds are always viable. The actual procedure to germinate them has several stages and must be followed exactly, and we enclose full detailed instructions with every order. ... Learn More

    $9.78

    (4 seeds)

  5. CUCAMELON

    These new, rare and absolutely delightful, small Central American fruits look like tiny watermelons but taste of cucumber with a hint of citrus fruit. They can be grown like regular cucumbers and can be trained up canes or wires but are quite pest resistant, hardy enough to grow well outside, drought resistant and contain male and female flowers. Pick the fruit when still firm to the touch. ... Learn More

    $4.49

    (20 seeds)

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    CUSTARD APPLE

    This superbly tasty fruit, the rarest, and possibly the best of all "Custard Apple" species, has reddish yellow, sweetish and very tasty, soft pulpy flesh, (hence the common name), and is very expensive indeed in UK exotic fruit shops. It is often grown in the West Indies, the outside being intriguingly marked with scaly depressions, giving it a most attractive, almost prehistoric-looking quilted appearance. Very few good sizeable shiny seeds are produced, hence the high price. ... Learn More

    $6.70

    (3 seeds)

  7. DRAGON FRUIT

    "Dragon Fruits" are the fruits of the exotic "PITAHAYA" cactus. This plant can be grown as an ornamental plant indoors, or outside in hot countries, where it will put forth large fragrant white flowers. These in turn produce an almost endless supply of attractive, grapefruit-sized red fruits, with numerous, tiny, rather fascinating, green-tipped red 'wings'. When the soft, rubbery, inedible skin is cut open, the attractively contrasting, delicately-flavoured white flesh, studded with tiny edible black seeds is revealed, rather similar to "Kiwi Fruits". These incredibly healthy fruits contain generous servings of vitamin C, along with numerous antioxidants, and are sold in Supermarkets in the UK at very high prices. ... Learn More

    $3.63

    (20 seeds)

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    DRAGON FRUIT RED

    These showy, bright pink, leathery skinned fruit have a sweet seed-speckled pulp inside, which has acclaimed super food powers. They grow on vine-like cacti which produce aerial roots that allow them to cling to surfaces, creating a creeping, climbing habit. A fast-growing crop, the plants can produce for more than 20 years once established. Chinese legend claims they were created thousands of years ago by a dragon in battle who blew a burst of fire containing the fruit. ... Learn More

    $3.87

    (30 seeds)

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    DRAGON FRUIT YELLOW

    Having a bright yellow skin with smooth curved spines on the outside and a translucent white flesh with black seeds on the inside this is the sweetest dragon fruit variety. It has a mild flavour with floral notes, bearing some resemblance to kiwifruit. This dullish green climbing cactus bears white and yellow flowers which have thin and long petals. ... Learn More

    $4.49

    (20 seeds)

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    FIG PURPLE

    This is the tree that is grown worldwide to produce plum-sized, juicy, sweet purple/brown figs and although there are hundreds of cultivars this is still a favourite. Fruits will ripen from midsummer onwards in the UK but earlier in warmer countries. These are good, fertile seeds and are ready-stratified for sowing. Fruit from seedlings may vary but all should be superb fruits. ... Learn More

    $3.51

    (20 seeds)

  11. GIANT GRANADILLA

    One of the most beautiful of the passionflowers, this beauty opens its large, fragrant flowers with deep red petals and a centre crown that contains five rows of numerous white and purple rays. Large leaves hang from stems that are quadrangular in cross section, hence its botanical name. It produces the most enormous fruits of all of the passion fruits, which grow very rapidly, and may weigh up to 4 kg (9 lb) turning to medium yellow when mature. For best fruiting, flowers should be hand pollinated. The ripe fruit is eaten fresh or used in drinks whilst unripe, green fruit is eaten as a vegetable. It is quite hardy, surviving temperatures down to 1°C (35°F) for short periods of time. In warm areas it can be cultivated in home gardens, or it can even be kept as a greenhouse or indoor container plant, and grown in a sunny south-facing window. ... Learn More

    $4.74

    (10 seeds)

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    GUAVA PINK

    Renowned for its beauty this can be grown as an ornamental shrub or tree. The trunk has shedding bark and it produces fragrant flowers. The small fig-like fruit are considered to be the sweetest of all the guava varieties with a musky fragrance and tropical notes of papaya, passion fruit, melon and ripe pear. Considered to be a 'super fruit', the skin is high in Vitamin C and the pink flesh contains more beta carotene than the white variety. ... Learn More

    $3.63

    (20 seeds)

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    KEY LIME

    Originating from Southeast Asia this shrubby tree has a trunk which rarely grows straight and has many branches that often originate quite far down on the trunk. The wonderfuly fragrant flowers are yellowish-white with a light purple tinge on the margins. The smooth skinned fruit are smaller than Persian limes and are characterized by their globular, uniform shape and fragrant floral aroma. Underneath the thin skin, the yellow-green flesh is juicy with a sweet, intense, but noticeably tart and acidic flavour. Key lime juice has many culinary uses but is most famous for its use in key lime pie. ... Learn More

    $3.51

    (5 seeds)

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    KIWANO

    This exotic vine has heart-shaped leaves and produces small yellow flowers followed by unusual looking spiky fruits which change colour from green to yellowy-orange when ripe. The seeded, lime-green jelly like interior of the fruit is rich in nutrients and has a mild flavour which is sometimes described as a cross between cucumber, courgette and kiwifruit (although as it ripens, it tastes more like a banana). It is thought to be the ancestor of all other cultivated melons, and should be grown like an ordinary cucumber but with less water and in a dryer atmosphere. ... Learn More

    $3.94

    (20 seeds)

  15. KIWI FRUIT GOLDEN

    This superb fruit is relatively new on the scene, the golden variety being much sweeter, and the pulp softer, rather like a mushy fruit salad. The fruit has a smoother skin and a small nub or point on one end, whereas the green kiwi is slightly fuzzier, and symmetrically oval, and most people find the smooth skin more palatable. The plants do well to be pruned hard back at the end of each growing season. ... Learn More

    $3.63

    (8 seeds)

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