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Seeds are sold in quantities of 100 seeds and in $5 packets. Ask about prices for larger quantities. Number of seeds per $5 packet is as shown:

cost per 100 seeds $5 $10 $20 $30 $40 $50 $80 $100
number of seeds in $5 packet 100 40 20 15 10 8 5 4

indicates months available, 1 = Jan., 2 = Feb., etc.. These are approximations, somewhat variable from year to year.


RG My farm in NW Ecuador, 600m. elevation, 2700 mm. rainfall
CH Other Choco Bioregion, W. of the Andes in Colombia and N. Ecuador
AE Amazonian Ecuador
AM Other tropical America
AS Asia
AF Africa


Fruits
Botanical Name Common Name Region of Origin Description Months available 100 seeds Packet
($5)
Aiphanes aculeata corozo AM Ornamental palm, fruit and seed are edible. most $20
Alibertia edulis purui AM Small dioecious tree, borojo-like fruit. 10 - 4 $10
Annona muricata guanabana AM Seed from a variety of local types. most $10
Annona montana Bolivian cherimoya AM 15cm.fruits, nicely aromatic like guanabana but fibrous most $20
Antidesma bunis bignay AS Dioecious tree, producing bunches of subacid, very purple fruits. 6 - 8 $10
Artocarpus odoratissimus marang AS From the Philippines, very good. 4 - 6 $20
Artocarpus x hybrid champejak AS A firm fleshed type. 9 - 1 $50
Artocarpus integer champedek AS Similar to jakfruit with stronger odor and flavor 4-10 $80
Averrhoa bilimbi bilimbi AS Sour fruits are usually used for pickling. most $10
Baccaurea dulcis menteng besar AS Dioecious. Tasty 4 cm. subacid fruits. 3 - 8 $20
Baccaurea macrocarpa tampoi AS Like B. dulcis, fruits slightly larger and sweeter. 4 - 6 $30
Baccaurea motleyana rambai AS dioecious tree, beautiful in fruit, small, sweet, popular fruits. 3 - 6 $20
Baccaurea pyridiformis tampoi AS fruits like Baccaurea macrocarpa but with yellow pulp 2 - 5 $40
Bactris setulosa chontilla RG Clumping palm, the scant pulp surrounding the seed is made into a drink. most $20
Bellucia grossularioides coronilla AM small-medium tree, pretty, flowers and fruits most $5
Bixa orellana dwarf annatto AE Begins to produce when 50 cm. tall. most $10
Borojoa patinoi borojo CH Legendary Colombian fruit prized for its tonic, cure-all, and aphrodisiac qualities. Dioecious. most $10
Canarium odontophyllum dabai AS Edible nut and pulp 2 - 5 $1 each seeds
Canarium ovatum pili AS Edible nut and pulp most $2 each seeds
Caryodendron sp. dwarf inchi AE Nuts identical to C. orinocense but smaller, tree small, precocious, monoecious. 4 - 5 $30
Casearea obovalis puma muyo AE Attractive bush, 3 cm. yellow fruits, scant sweet pulp surrounding the seeds. irreg. $10
Casearea quinduensis - RG Small tree, green fruits almost identical to those of C. obovata most $10
Clavija spp. mongon CH Small unbranched tree, large 5 cm. edible fruits. most $20
Cola acuminata kola AF The caffein-rich seeds are used for cola drinks. 2 - 5 $3 each seeds
Costus guanaiensis var. macrostrobilus canahuate CH Large 10 cm. flowers eaten in salads. Sour, aromatic juice is squeezed from stalks, diluted and sweetened for juice. Medicinal for kidneys. most $5
Crescentia sp.  watermelon gourd CH Unlike those of C. cujete, oblong fruits are edible most $20
Diospyros discolor mabolo AM Looks like a peach 3 - 6 $30
Dialium indum keranji AS medium tree, tamarind-like fruits. most $20
Durio kutejensis durian pulu AS selected type "DK3", large fruits, large flowers. . irreg $3 each seeds
Elettaria cardamomo cardamom AS Used as a sweet or savory spice, in Arab coffee, chewed after meals. most $10
Eugenia glazioviana cabeludo AM Attractive bush, 3 cm. yellow fruits 10 - 2 $30
Eugenia sp. dwarf mulchi AE small bush, 3 cm fruits whose scant pulp is sweet and spicy most $40
Eugenia sp.#2 uvalha
AM 6 cm fruits with araza-like aroma and flavor are orange when ripe.
most
$30
Eugenia stipitata araza, INPA types AE From seed selected at INPA, Manaus for quality and transportability. most $20
Eugenia subterminalis mulchi AE 6-8 cm teardrop-shaped fruits are juicy and sweet most $80
Eugenia uniflora Surinam cherry AM From a variety of red and black fruited types. 9 - 1 $10
Eugenia victoriana guayabilla CH Small tree, beautiful shiny orange 6 cm. fruits, acidic and highly aromatic, excellent flavor for juice and jam. most $20
Flacourtia jangomas paniala AS sweet fruited type 3-6 $10
Garcinia cambogia Goraka AS Pretty fruits, scant sweet aril, dried rind used as condiment. most $40
Garcinia forbesii - AS small tree, beautiful sweet red plum-like fruits, sour peel also eaten. 3-5 $30
Garcinia humilis Achachairu AM Small tree, sweet 6 cm fruits most $80
Garcinia intermedia cherry mangosteen AM small tree, 2 cm sweet fruits most $30
Garcinia
magnifolia
madrono CH Not the Amazonian R. macrophylla, this precocious Choc- plant has 40 cm. leaves, nice subacid 5 cm. fruits, dioecious. most $50
Garcinia macrophylla pungara AE
fruits 6-8 cm x 5 cm with nipple at apex, relatively hard rind, sweet.
most
$80
Garcinia mangostana mangosteen AS The queen of fruits. 5 - 7 $40
Garcinia prainiana cherapu, button mangosteen AS 6 cm. orange subacid fruit with nice flavor. Dioecious most $40
Garcinia sp.
madrono de monte CH
large 10 cm x 8 cm subacid fruits most
$80
Herrania spp. cacao de monte RG,AE 4 beautiful ecuadorian spp most $30
Inga edulis guaba AE ice cream bean 7-9
$40
Juglans neotropica tocte CH,AE Black walnut, used as food and dye. 12-2 $2 each seeds
Jacaratia digitata tambor AE Large tree, papaya-like fruit most $20
Lacmellea oblongata chicle muyo AE
dwarf tree with larger fruit than other lacmelleas. sweet milky sap and pulp eaten or made into chewing gum
most $20
Lansium domesticum duku-langsat AS medium tree, popular Asian fruit. 4 - 8 $30
Litsea garciae engkala AS Avocado- like fruit. 2 - 3 $40
Lycopersicon esculentum tomato RG

A native tomato with tiny 1 cm fruits.

most

$10

Matisia sp. SL sapote CH cauliflorous tree with flowers and fruits down to ground level. 8cm fruits with sweet scant fibrous pulp. most
$80
Mouriri sp muriri AE Small cauliflorous tree, ornamental, very sweet pulp surrounds the seeds 2-5
$30
Nephelium lappaceum rambutan AS From a variety of good freestone types of different origins. 3 - 7 $30
Pachira aquatica guinea chestnut
CH
nuts edible raw or roasted.
2-7
$50
Pachira insignis sachapatas AE Seeds eaten raw, roasted, fried irreg. $80
Pachira patinoi piscandi CH Seeds eaten after discarding the embryo irreg. $1 each seeds
Passiflora macrophylla granadilla de monte RG An unusual bush passionfruit with huge 80 cm. leaves. irreg. $30
Passiflora spp. - - check either box to receive information about local spp. available. -
Paullinia yoco yoco AE Stimulant vine like guaran‡, 2% caffeine. most $40
Pentagonia grandiflora pentagonia RG Small upright tree. The large leaves and 6-8 cm. sweet edible fruits are clustered near the ends of the branches most $10
Pereskia aculeata barbados
gooseberry
AM Small leafy cactus vine, small tart fruits most $20
Plinia cauliflora jaboticaba AM Sweet grape-like fruits borne on trunk and branches. most $10
Plukenetia volubilus ticazo AE Precocious vine producing star-shaped fruits, the roasted seeds are eaten. most $30
Pourouma cecropiifolia tree grape AE Large, fast growing, dioecious tree. most $20
Psidium angulatum guayaba agria AM 8 cm. acidic fruits are very aromatic, good in juice and jam. most $5
Psidium friedrichsthalianum cas guava RG 4 cm. acidic fruits are very aromatic, good in juice and jam. irreg. $5
Psidium guineense guisaro AM Small sweet fruits with nice flavor. most $5
Quararibea mestonii sapote del monte RG 6-8 cm yellow fruits similar to Q. cordata most $30
Quararibea obliquifolia sapotillo AE Handsome precocious tree, 3 cm. yellow fruits. most $20
Raimondia sp. guanabana de monte RG Small tree. Pretty yellow fruits, 10 x 3 cm., are like an Annona in structure, flavor somewhat bland. most $20
Rhodomyrtus tomentosa Ceylon hill cherry AS Ornamental bush, small purple fruits are sweet and good. 7 - 11 $10
Rollinia deliciosa anon AM From large-fruited, small stature trees. most $20
Salacca affinis red salak AS Bright red fruits are more juicy and aromatic than the bali salak, subacid w/ some astrigency, tasty. dioecious. most $80
Salacca zalacca #2 miri salak AS Dioecious salak, commercially grown in indonesia. slightly larger, drier, and sweeter than the bali salak.. most $50
Salacca zalacca salak AS Monoecious Bali type. most $40
Salacca wallichiana thai salak AS Large dioecious palm, fruits tart, juicy and aromatic. most $80
Sandoricum koetjape santol AS Fruits to 15 cm, subacid to sweet 3 - 6 $40
Selenicereus megalanthus pitahaya AM climbing cactus with yellow fruit most $10
Sicana odorifera giron AM From Colombian and local types. most $5
Solanum caripense tzimbalo RG Tomato-like plant, the 1-1/2 cm. sweet fruits are green with purple stripes. most $5
Solanum hirsutissimum naranjilla AE 5 cm. acid to subacid fruits, nice flavor. most $5
Solanum muricatum pepino AM From local types. most $10
Solanum pseudolulo naranjilla del monte RG 3 cm sweet fruits, orange pulp most $5
Solanum sessiliflorum cocona RG Large fruited local type. most $5
Solanum stramonifolium baquicha AE Ornamental bush like small-leaf S. quitoense, 1 - 2 cm. sweet red fruits. most $5
Synsepalum dulcificum miracle fruit AF It's a miracle.

8 - 11 $40
Synsepalum subcordatum munga AF Medium tree, the abundant beautiful edible red cauliflorous fruits do not have the miracle fruit effect. 2 - 4 $40
Syzygium polycephalum gowak - Purple subacid fruit 2 - 4 $20
Tabernaemontana sananho tsicta AE Ornamental bush with 4 cm.paired edible fruits. most $20
Theobroma angustifolia cacao de monte AE Non-bitter, cacao-like seeds. irreg. $80
Theobroma cacao cacao AE Chocolate. 3 - 10 $30
Theobroma gileri cacao de monte RG Edible pulp. 3 - 10 $50
Theobroma glauca cacao de monte AE This one has the showiest flowers and very tasty fruit. irreg. $80
Theobroma grandiflorum cupuassu AE Edible pulp and seeds. 3 - 5 $80
Theobroma sp.

san lorenzo theobroma

CH

Apparently undescribed, large showy flowers, fruits like cupuassu but sweeter

3 - 6 $80
Theobroma subincanum cupui AE Nice edible pulp. 3 - 6 $50
Tovomita aff. Longifolia Estrellas RG Fruits dehisce to bright red stars, edible aril. most $40
Vasconcellea monoica col de monte AE Bland-tasting 8 cm. papaya-like fruits, leaves eaten cooked. most $20
Ornamentals and Legumes
Botanical Name Common Name Region of Origin Description Months available 100 seeds Packet
($5)
Anthurium spp. - RG Check either box to inquire about local spp. available -
Arecaceae -   Check either box to inquire about local spp. available -
Asplundia aff. pycnantha totora RG Root climber, bifid leaves 50 cm. x 80 cm. irreg. $10
Bixa orellana dwarf annatto AE Begins to produce when 50 cm. tall. most $10
Browneopsis sp clavellin "orlando" CH large tree, large white flowers irreg. $3 each seeds
Browneopsis ucayalina cruz caspi AE Very showy new leaves, see fotos in my flickr album irreg. $4 each seeds
Carludovica palmata Panama hat plant RG Unopened leaves used for crafts, "heart" eaten. 8 - 11

$5

Cassia sp. - RG Small tree, remains in flower much of the year. most $10
Castilla elastica castile rubber RG Previously a commercial source of rubber, still used locally. 12 - 2 $10
Clavija spp. mongon CH Small unbranched tree with long flowering racemes. large 5 cm. edible fruits. most $20
Costus guanaiensis var. macrostrobilus canahuate CH 2 m. purple stems, the 10 cm. flowers are edible. most $5
Costus guanaiensis var. tarmicus cana agria RG 2 m. purple stems with swollen bamboo-like nodes. most $5
Durio kutejensis durian pulu AS selected type "DK3", large fruits, large flowers.. irreg $3 each seeds
Erythrina smithiana poroton RG Bright red flowers and seeds. most $20
Etlingera venusta - AS One of the nicest of the gingers, beautiful in fruit as well as in flower most $10
Flemengia macrophylla - AM Fast growing bush used as ground cover. most $10
Heliconia aemygdiana ssp.transandina heliconia RG Large upright inflorescense. most $10
Heliconia spp. - - Check either box to inquire about local spp. available -
Herrania spp. cacao de monte AE 5 beautiful spp. most $30
Matisia sp. SL sapote CH cauliflorous tree with flowers and fruits down to ground level. 8cm fruits with sweet scant fibrous pulp. most
$80
Mucuna pruriens velvet bean AM Without irritating hairs most $20
Ochroma lagopus balsa RG Besides the wood, seed pods are used like kapok. most $10
Palmae     check either box to receive information about local spp. available -
Pachira insignis sachapatas AE large flowers with red bracts irreg. $80
Pachira aquatica guinea chestnut CH nuts edible raw or roasted. 2 - 7 $50
Pachira patinoi piscandi CH large flowers with 30 cm red bracts irreg. $1 each seeds
Palicourea guianensis floron RG Beautiful flowering bush, inflorescence red and yellow. 1 - 5 $10
Palicourea lasiantha purple palicourea AE purple flowers 1-6 $20
Parmentiera cerifera candle tree AM The hanging fruits look like large waxy candles. most $5
Pereskia aculeata barbados gooseberry AM Small leafy cactus vine, white flowers most $20
Plukenetia volubilus ticazo AE Precocious vine producing star-shaped fruits, the roasted seeds are eaten. most $30
Posoqueria maxima   RG queen of the Posoquerias, large broad leaves, fragrant 25 cm. flowers 7 - 8 $40
Quararibea obliquifolia sapote de monte AE Small precocious tree with pagoda branching. Flowers and fruits most of the year. most $20
Randia ruiziana - AM Bush with fragrant tubular white 12 cm. flowers most $10
Solanum mammosum   RG Bright orange poisonous fruits shaped like cow udder! most $5
Tabernaemontana sananho tsicta AE Ornamental bush with 4cm.paired fruits most $10
Tabernaemontana sp. tigers teeth RG Small bush, pointed paired fruits. irreg $30
Theobroma glauca cacao de monte AE Masses of red flowers cover trunk. Edible fruits and seeds. irreg $80
Tabernaemontana africana - AF Large fragrant flowers most $10
Tovomita aff. Longifolia Estrellas RG Fruits dehisce to bright red stars, edible aril. most $40
Triplaris guayaquilensis fernan sanchez RG large pink-red bracts 12 - 1 $30
Uvaria ovata   AF Bush with nice flowers and fruits most $20
Zamia roezlii palma goma RG Copper-colored new leaves. most $80
Vegetables
Botanical Name Common Name Region of Origin Description Months available 100 seeds Packet
($5)
Canavalia ensiformis jack bean AM Immature pods eaten. most $20
Capsicum annum sweet pepper CH Adapted to wet conditions, lives for several years. most $10
Costus guanaiensis var. macrostrobilus canahuate CH Large 10 cm. flowers eaten is salads. Sour, aromatic juice is squeezed from stalks, diluted and sweetened for juice. When we first moved to our farm, which had no fruit trees, this was our daily drink. Also a medicinal for kidneys. most $5
Costus guanaiensis var. tarmicus cana agria RG Used as above. most $5
Cucumis sativus Borneo cucumber AS Rainforest resistant, orange fruits, inside is the same as the common cucumber. most $5
Cyclanthera pedata achocha AM Local type. most $20
Psophocarpus tetragonolobus winged bean AS All parts of plant eaten. most $20
Sauropus androgynus katuk AS Tender stems and leaves eaten raw or cooked. most $10
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*Payment can be by check, paypal, or Western Union. Check must be in US$, drawn on a US bank, payable to James West. Ask for my paypal account if you want to use that. For Western Union, send to James West (not to Jim West!), Quito, Ecuador, and send me an email with the transfer number. Do NOT send cash.

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* Many of these seeds cannot be stored, so are available only as they become ripe. Check the availability column for approximate times of ripening.

* I generally send seeds by airmail, which takes 2-3 weeks depending upon your country. I can also use EMS express mail service, takes 4-6 days depending upon your country, minimum cost for up to 500 grams is about $40, ask for exact costs.

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