Tropical Fruit Trees
 

    We produce a wide variety of rare tropical fruit trees, and offer seedlings, as well as superior varieties propagated by grafting, cuttings and airlayers.  Please check back, as we are continually adding new items.  

    The trees on this page are specially propagated in soiless mix to meet quarantine regulations of California, Arizona, Texas and Louisiana, but can be shipped anywhere else too.  They are shipped in the pot or growbag, so don't experience any transplant shock.  Please contact us for custom propagation of anything you don't see here.  Prices do not include shipping (shipping information)


 

Breadnut (Artocarpus camansi) fruit, seeds and leaf - click for more information

Artocarpus camansi (seeded breadfruit)

Also known as breadnut, they are primarily grown for the delicious, high protein seeds, which are eaten boiled or roasted.  The immature fruits can also be eaten boiled or roasted.  These are seedling trees.   

Seedling seeded breadfruit tree (1-2' tall, shipped in 2 liter growbag)  $19.99 

 

Kwai muk (Artocarpus hypargyraeus)

Artocarpus hypargyraeus (kwai muk)

Kwai muk bears abundant, plum-sized fruits that have a sweet, citrusy taste.  Reportedly cold hardy to around 26F.   

Kwai muk tree (6-8", shipped in 4" pot)  $15.99 

Cinnamon (Cinnamomum cassia) fruits and foliage

Cinnamomum cassia (cinnamon)

The aromatic bark of this tree is ground to make commercial cinnamon, the leaves are used to make perfumes, and the dried, unripe fruits are used in cooking, similar to cloves.

Cassia cinnamon tree (12-18" tall, shipped in 1 liter growbag)  $15.99 

 

Click for more information on durian (Durio zibethinus)

Durio zibethinus (durian)

Native to Malaysia and Indonesia, durian is known as the "King of the Fruits".  It has a delicious custard like taste with a strong fruity smell that some find overpowering.   

Durian tree (18-24" tall, shipped in 1 liter growbag) $25.99

 

Grumichama (Eugenia brasiliensis) fruit - Click for more information

Eugenia brasiliensis (grumichama or Brazilian cherry)

Grumichama is a delicious, cherry-like fruit that grows on a large bush to small tree.  Will fruit in a large pot.  Reportedly hardy to 28°F.  Propagated by seed.    

Purple grumichama tree (8-10" tall, shipped in 4" pot) $12.99

 

Eugenia stipitata (araza)

Eugenia stipitata (araza)

Araza produces round yellow fruits 3-4" in diameter with a velvety skin on a shrub from 6-8 feet tall.  Fruits are sour and extemely aromatic, making a flavorful juice or jam.  Native to the Amazon.

Araza tree (12-14 inches tall, shipped in 4" pot) $17.99

 

Eugenia uniflora (pitanga or Surinam cherry) - Click for more information

Eugenia uniflora (pitanga or Surinam cherry)

Pitanga is a delicious, cherry-like fruit that grows on a large bush to small tree.  Will fruit in a large pot.  Reportedly hardy to 22 F (-5 C).  Grafted and seedling trees available.      

Seedling pitanga tree (2-3' tall, shipped in 1 liter growbag) $15.99

 

Click to enlarge Eugenia luschnathiana (pitomba)

Eugenia luschnathiana (pitomba)

The pitomba is a large bush or small tree with a delicious golden fruit.  Native to Brazil.  Will fruit in a large pot.  Reportedly hardy to 30 F (-1 C).      

Pitomba tree (6-8" tall, shipped in 1 liter growbag) $15.99

 

Lemon drop mangosteen (Garcinia intermedia) - Click for more information

Garcinia intermedia (lemon drop mangosteen)

Lemon drop mangosteen is a small tree which bears abundant crops of round, sweet-sour fruits.  Very ornamental and will fruit in a pot.

Lemon drop mangosteen tree (6-8" tall, shipped in 1 liter growbag)  $15.99

 

Giant leaf madrono (Garcinia magnifolia)

Garcinia magnifolia (giant leaf madrono)

Beautiful evergreen tree with huge leaves.  The fruits are smooth and round and the pulp is sweet-sour and aromatic.  Shade to partial sun.

Giant leaf madrono tree (6-8" tall, shipped in 1 liter growbag)  $19.99

 

Mangosteen (Garcinia mangostana) fruit - Click for more information

Garcinia mangostana (mangosteen)

Mangosteen is known as the Queen of the Fruits, and is an extremely popular fruit in Southeast Asia, where is it native.  The snow white pulp is aromatic and has a delightful sweet sour taste. Very ornamental and tropical looking.

Mangosteen tree (5-6" tall, shipped in 1 liter growbag)  $24.99  


 

Garcinia sp. (achachairu) - Click for more information

Garcinia sp. (achachairu or Bolivian mangosteen)

Achachairu is a delicious Bolivian fruit that some people prefer to the purple mangosteen.  It has been called G. brasiliensis and G. laterifolia, but the correct species name is still undetermined.  Fruits well in deep shade.

Achachairu tree (6-8" tall, shipped in 1 liter growbag)  $15.99
Achachairu tree (large size, 12-18" tall, shipped in 1 liter growbag)  $19.99

 

Yellow mangosteen (Garcinia xanthochymus)

Garcinia xanthochymus (yellow mangosteen)

Yellow mangosteen is very productive and beautiful in fruit.  The fruits are sour, and are used in juices, sauces and chutneys.  Can also be used as a rootstock for purple mangosteen.  These are seedling trees.

Yellow mangosteen tree (6-8" tall, shipped in 1 liter growbag)  $15.99

 

Jaboticaba (Myrciaria cauliflora) fruiting on the trunk

Myrciaria cauliflora (jaboticaba)

Jaboticaba is a delicious Brazilian fruit similar to a dark purple grape.  Fruits are produced on the trunk and branches.  Reportedly hardy to 24 F (-4 C).     

Jaboticaba tree (6-8" tall, shipped in 4" pot) $15.99
Jaboticaba tree (12-16" tall, shipped in 1 liter growbag) $19.99

 

Myrciaria vexator (blue grape)

Myrciaria vexator (blue grape)

Blue grape is another Brazilian Myrtaceae that grows as a large shrub with ornamental peeling bark.  Small white flowers and round sweet fruits are produced on the branches.     

Blue grape tree (6-8" tall, shipped in 1 liter growbag) $19.99

 

Myristica fragrans (nutmeg) 

Myristica fragrans (nutmeg)

Nutmeg is a large tree with glossy green leaves.  Native to Indonesia, it was brought to the Caribbean by the Dutch and Portuguese. Yellow fruits around 2" in diameter split open when ripe, revealing two spices; bright red mace and the nutmeg seed.     

Nutmeg tree (12-16" tall, shipped in 1 liter growbag) $24.99

'R-9' Rambutan fruit - Click for more information

Nephelium lappaceum (rambutan)

Rambutan is one of the most delicious fruits of South East Asia.  Covered with exotic looking hairs (spinterns), rambutan fruits may be red, orange or yellow.  The pulp is sweet and juicy.  Seedlings and grafted varieties available.

Seedling red rambutan tree (12-16" tall, shipped in 1 liter growbag)  $19.99

Pachira glabra (French peanut) - Click for more information

Pachira glabra (French peanut)
French peanut is a Brazilian tree that produces edible seeds that are delicious raw, boiled, fried or roasted.  The flavor is similar to peanut. Roasted seeds can also be ground to make a hot drink similar to hot chocolate. Young leaves and flowers are also edible.  The seeds contain 16% protein and 40-50% fat.  The attractive trees are easily grown in pots, and are cultured in bonsai form as “lucky trees” or “money trees”.  

French peanut tree (large size, 2-3' tall, shipped in 2 liter growbag)  $19.99

Cabelluda or yellow jaboticaba (Plinia glomerata) - Click for more information

Plinia glomerata (cabelluda or yellow jaboticaba)

Cabelluda is a large multibranched shrub that grows and fruits well in full sun or shade.  The fruits are sweet and aromatic, with a flavor similar to apricot.  Reportedly cold tolerant to 27F (-3C).  Fruits from March through May.

Cabelluda tree (8-12" tall, shipped in 1 liter growbag)  $15.99

Theobroma cacao (cocoa) fruit - Click for more information

Theobroma cacao (cocoa)

This is the fruit that chocolate is made of!!!  Shade and moisture loving tropical tree which flowers and fruits right on the trunk and branches.  Large purple seeds are surrounded by a delicious sweet-sour pulp.  The seeds are fermented, roasted and ground to make chocolate.  Different varieties have small yellow fruits, medium red fruits, large rounded orange-red fruits, or long ribbed yellow fruits. 

Cocoa tree (Criollo variety) (10-12" tall, shipped in 4" pot)  $15.99 


Cupuassu (Theobroma grandiflorum) - Click for more information

Theobroma grandiflorum (cupuassu)

This is the exotic relative of the cacao (chocolate) tree!!!  Shade and moisture loving tropical tree.  The seeds are fermented, roasted and ground to make exotic chocolate-like "cupulate", and the aromatic sour pulp surrounding the seeds us used to make delicious tropical juices.

Cupuassu tree (10-12" tall, shipped in 1 liter growbag)  $15.99

 

 

 

 

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