Peanut Butter Fruit growing 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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Requirements for 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
Spring / Summer / Autumn
Pests and diseases:
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:
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 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.
Spring / Summer
General information about the flower
White flower, grows yellow blossoms
Pollination is done by:
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:
How long does it take to bear fruit?
Ripening of Peanut Butter Fruit
Possible takes the fruit before fully ripen and let it ripen at home
Grow from seeds
Clean the seeds, light (better full sun), moist soil
Saving seeds until sowing:
Dry and dark in room temparture
Spring / Summer (in tropical possible all year)
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
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