How to grow Peanut Butter Fruit

Peanut Butter Fruit grow and care – shrub‎ or small-tree of the genus Bunchosia also known as Bunchosia argentea, Peanut Butter Fruit plant perennial evergreen or semi- deciduous plant, grow for the edible fruits and also used as ornamental plant and with the right design even as hedge plant, can grow in tropic, mediterranean or subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 10+.

Leaves color is green, smell of the leaves sometimes like peanut butter, flowers color is white, grows yellow blossoms

Peanut Butter Fruit fruits

Fruit edible the color yellow, orange – red, bordeaux, seed is also edible there is one big seed in the fruit, fruit reminiscent of a peanut butter but not beyond that, it smelled like peanut butter, fruit eaten with the seed, the shape of the fruit oval pointed tip, when the fruits dried flavor reminiscent of dried figs.

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How to grow Peanut Butter Fruit growing and care:

Well drained soil, rich soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Law small quantity of fruit pet tree

Planting season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn

Pests and diseases:
Fungal, aphids

Pruning season:
Beginning of winter after fruits

How to prune:
Recommend to keep it small and crowded, this plant tend to send a rebellious stems, need to prune although will be a lot of fruits on those branches, when design as shrub you will cut the main trunk when the plant young

Size of the plant:
1-5 m, 3-15 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water / Average amount of water, prefer average amount but can grow in small amount

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Yes, start with pot that will be 20% more than the root ball, every time that the tree arrive to full capacity need to switch to bigger until arrives to desirable size, it will bear fruits also in 5gallon (20 liter) container (but bigger is better), better to use this method because the soil lose the viability over time and it’s efficient of care for the tree, when the plant big need to switch part of the soil, drainage it’s important and need to make holes and to use peat soil and maybe some lava grit in the bottom or something like that, put a bottom for the container and when water the plant let it fill the bottom but also need to dry in the same day, better when it’s grow in container to grow it as shrub.

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring / Summer

General information about the flower
White flower, grows yellow blossoms

Pollination is done by:

Edible Fruits

Fruit harvest season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn

Pests or diseases in Peanut Butter Fruit:

What can be done with big quantities of Peanut Butter Fruit?
Eat raw, dried

Work requirements on the Peanut Butter Fruit:
Nothing special

How long does it take to bear fruit?
2-4 years

Ripening of Peanut Butter Fruit
Possible takes the fruit before fully ripen and let it ripen at home

Grow from seeds

Sowing requirement:
Clean the seeds, light (better full sun), moist soil

Saving seeds until sowing:
Dry and dark in room temparture

Sowing season:
Spring / Summer (in tropical possible all year)

Planting spacing:
Different pots or 2*3m (6-10 feet)

Depth of Sowing:
2cm (1inch) from the top of the seeds

Conditions for seeds germinate:
Warm weather with moist soil

Watering requires for Seeds:
Average amount of water

Germination time:
2 weeks – 4 months

Condition of seedling:
Mostly after grow in order to make the process faster in order to get fruits, fertilize 4 times a year with high content of nitrogen, sunny location with mulch and keep soil mostly moist

Scientific name:

Bunchosia argentea

How to grow Peanut Butter Fruit

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Blooming Seasons
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
Edible Parts
  • Edible Fruit
  • Edible Seeds
Culinary uses
  • Dried fruit
  • Eaten raw
  • Fruit
Flower colors
  • White flower
  • Yellow flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Tropics Climate
Harvest Season
  • Autumn Harvest
  • Spring Harvest
  • Summer Harvest
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Deciduous
  • Evergreen
  • Perennial plant
  • Shrub
  • Tree
Plant Uses
  • Edible plants
  • Hedging plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
  • Winter planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Regularly water
  • Small amounts of water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12
  • Hardiness zone 13