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Edible plants

Actinidia arguta 'Issai'
Actinidia arguta 'Issai'
Mini-kiwi, variety Issai
 
A self-pollinating, compact, delicious kiwi with high yields in a temperate garden. The smooth skin of the kiwi can be eaten, directly from the plant. 
 
10 seeds
€ 3,50
Actinidia kolomikta
Actinidia kolomikta
Siberian kiwi
 
A very cold-hardy kiwi with sweet fruits, and leaves that seem to be dipped in paint.
 
20 seeds
€ 2,50
Actinidia polygama
Actinidia polygama
Silvervine kiwi
 
The yellow-orange coloured kiwi’s gain their sweet taste after the first night of frost and grow to be hardy climbers with silver-coloured leaf tips.
 
1 portion of seeds
€ 2,50
Actinidia purpurea
Actinidia purpurea
Red kiwi
 
The cranberry red kiwis of this variety are deliciously sweet. A hardy species that is rarely seen.

10 seeds
€ 3,00
Aleurites moluccana
Aleurites moluccana
Kukui / Candlenut
 
The candlenut is used in the Malaysian and Indonesian cuisine. The nuts are very oily, so they can burn like a candle.
 
2 seeds
€ 4,00
Anacardium occidentale
Anacardium occidentale
Cashew
 
The cashew nut is the inside of a cashew seed which hangs on a sweet cashew apple. Can grow at a temperature of at least 5° Celsius.
 
5 seeds
€ 4,50
Annona cherimola
Annona cherimola
Chirimuya
 
Sweet fruits which can be scooped or may be used in salads or smoothies. Species from the Andes that can be cultivated at a minimum temperature of 5 degrees Celsius.
 
10 seeds
€ 3,00
Annona conica
Annona conica
Rare species from north-western Ecuador with yellow, cone-shaped fruits that are edible. Plant which can also fruit in a container.

5 seeds
€ 6,00
Annona muricata
Annona muricata
Soursop / Guanábana

A large fruit from Central America which is widely cultivated for making soft drinks. A minimum temperature of 5 degrees Celsius is required.

5 zaden
€ 3,00
Annona squamosa
Annona squamosa
Sugar apple / Sweetsop
 
The scaly fruits have white, sweet fruit flesh and a texture like yoghurt. Provide a warm, sunny spot at a minimum of 10 degrees Celsius.
 
10 seeds
€ 3,50
Arachis hypogaea
Arachis hypogaea
Peanut
 
Grows quite pretty in a glass jar on the windowsill. Peanuts grow underground on stalks that grow from the flowers. 
 
10 seeds
€ 2,00
Arbutus unedo
Arbutus unedo
Strawberry tree

No strawberries, but strawberry-like fruits grow on this cold-hardy tree. They taste slightly sour as elderberries, and can be used for wines, liquors and jams.
 
1 portion of seeds
€ 3,00
Argania spinosa
Argania spinosa

Argan

Known for the expensive argan oil that is extracted from this Moroccan tree. The oil can be used in the kitchen or on the skin. Maintain a minimum of -5 degrees Celsius.

3 seeds

€ 4,00
Aristotelia chilensis
Aristotelia chilensis
Maqui / Chilean wineberry

The maqui is from Chile and has been cultivated for centuries by the Mapuche Indians. The berries are healthy and similar in taste to the blackberry.

10 seeds

€ 4,00
Asimina triloba
Asimina triloba
Pawpaw
 
Hardy species with fruits that can weigh up to 500 grams and are rich in protein and vitamins. The pulp is white and tastes like banana or mango. 

5 seeds
€ 3,00
Averrhoa bilimbi
Averrhoa bilimbi
Bilimbi
 
Green fruits have juicy, sour pulp and are used in the Surinamese kitchen. They grow on the stem of this tropical plant. 
 
10 seeds
€ 3,00
Averrhoa carambola
Averrhoa carambola
Carambola
 
Green to yellow, star-shaped fruits with juicy, sweet-sour fruit flesh. Leaf reacts to light and abrupt movement, after which it can close itself. Plant can withstand light frost. 
 
10 seeds
€ 4,00
Billardiera longiflora
Billardiera longiflora
Purple apple-berry
 
Purple fruits taste like apple and can be eaten fresh or processed in salads. It’s a climber that stays small. 
 
20 seeds
€ 3,00
Bunchosia argentea (not available)
Bunchosia argentea
Peanut butter tree

The red-orange fruits taste like peanut butter and can be eaten fresh or processed into jam or milkshakes.

5 seeds
€ 9,00
Camellia sinensis
Camellia sinensis
Tea plant

Can be quite hardy in a sheltered, sunny spot, so you can grow your own tea in the garden. White, yellow, green or black tea: it’s all possible.

5 seeds
€ 4,00
Canarina canariensis
Canarina canariensis
Canary Island Bellflower

A small species with bell-shaped flowers that originally grew in the cool forests of the Canary Islands. Protect the underground tubers against frost.

10 seeds
€ 3,00
Canavalia ensiformis
Canavalia ensiformis
Jack Bean

Possibly the bean from the famous fairy tale of Jack and the Beanstalk. The stark white beans can be eaten. Annual plant.

5 seeds
€ 3,00
Capparis spinosa
Capparis spinosa
Caper bush

Capers are the unopened flower buds of the caper plant. A small container plant which may even bloom in the first year (min. temperature -5 degrees Celsius).

10 seeds


€ 3,00
Capsicum chinense 'Bhut Jolokia'
Capsicum chinense 'Bhut Jolokia'
Bhut Jolokia

In 2007, this pepper from north-eastern India was declared the hottest pepper in the world. A very small piece is enough to make a dish extremely spicy. Great to try out.

10 seeds


€ 3,50
Carica pubescens
Carica pubescens
Mountain papaya

Papaya species which grows at heights up to 3.000 metres in the Andes, which is why a minimum temperature of 5 degrees Celsius should suffice to grown your own papaya’s. 

10 seeds
€ 3,00
Ceratonia siliqua
Ceratonia siliqua
Carob tree

The seeds all exactly weigh 0.2 grams (or 1 carat). Formerly, they were widely used for weighing diamonds and gold. Container plant which can withstand light frost.

10 seeds
€ 3,00
Chenopodium quinoa
Chenopodium quinoa
Quinoa

Quinoa has been cultivated in the Andes for over 6,000 years, but has only recently become popular as a superfood. It is an easy, annual plant for your garden.

Portion of seeds
€ 2,50
Cinnamomum zeylanicum
Cinnamomum zeylanicum
Cinnamon tree / Ceylon cinnamon tree

Cinnamon is the dried interior bark of the cinnamon tree and is used for all kinds of dishes and teas. 

5 seeds
€ 6,00
Coccoloba uvifera
Coccoloba uvifera
Seagrape

Seagrapes grow in clusters and colour on ripening to red. They taste sweet and sour, can be eaten fresh or processed into jam, juice or wine.

10 seeds
€ 3,50
Coffea arabica
Coffea arabica
Arabica coffee

The most cultivated coffee species in the world, which originates from the rural areas of south-western Ethiopia. Coffee can also be kept as a houseplant. After a couple of years, you can harvest coffee berries. 

10 seeds
€ 3,00
Coffea arabica 'catura'
Coffea arabica 'catura'
Catura coffee

Coffee with great taste, high yields and resistant to bright sun. For those reasons, this species becomes increasingly popular with coffee producers. The plants stay quite small, which is why they are ideal as a houseplant.

10 seeds
€ 3,50
Coffea arabica 'Kona'
Coffea arabica 'Kona'
Kona coffee

Coffee from the Kona district on Hawaii, where fertile volcanic ground provides excellent soil for growing great coffee. It’s one of the most expensive coffee species in the world, which performs well as a houseplant.

5 seeds
€ 4,00
Coffea arabica 'nana'
Coffea arabica 'nana'
Dwarf Arabica coffee

This dwarf variety is even more suitable to produce your own coffee. Because of its compact growth, this variety is ideal as a houseplant. After 3 or 4 years, the first coffee berries start to grow. 

10 seeds
€ 3,50
Coffea canephora
Coffea canephora
Robusta coffee

This species contains more caffeine, therefore the coffee tastes a little bit more bitter. Robusta coffee is often blended with Arabica, providing an optimal taste and a layer of foam on the espresso. Great as a houseplant. 

10 seeds
€ 3,00
Coix lacryma-jobi
Coix lacryma-jobi
Job's Tears

In Asia, the seeds are applied as grain and are sometimes used for tea or processed into liquor. It’s an annual plant with grey, pearl-like seeds. 

10 seeds
€ 3,00
Cucumis metuliferus
Cucumis metuliferus
Kiwano / Horned melon

The flesh of the spiny fruits is green and tastes like a blend of banana, cucumber and lemon. They can be freshly eaten with some sugar.

10 seeds
€ 3,00
Cyphomandra betacea
Cyphomandra betacea
Tamarillo / Tree tomato

The fruits colour to red on ripening, have yellow flesh and can be scooped or processed just like tomatoes in dishes. The species originates from the Andes. 

20 seeds
€ 2,50
Cyphomandra betacea 'yellow'
Cyphomandra betacea 'yellow'
Yellow tamarillo / Yellow tree tomato

A yellow variety of the red tree tomato. The fruits resemble tomatoes, and can be scooped or processed just like tomatoes in dishes. An easily kept plant.

10 seeds
€ 2,50
Decaisnea fargesii
Decaisnea fargesii
Dead man's fingers / Blue sausage shrub

A hardy shrub from the Himalayas with blue fruits. The pulp is edible and tastes like watermelon. Peel and seeds are poisonous.

10 seeds
€ 3,00
Diospyros digyna
Diospyros digyna
€ 5,00