Peanut Butter Fruit (Bunchosia argentea)

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Peanut Butter fruit tastes just like the name implies: like rich, creamy, delicious peanut butter but with the added bonus of a true tropical fruity flavor with a surprisingly light consistency! When ripe, the fruit transforms from a vibrant light color to a cool deep red, like your favorite shade of lipstick.  The fruit is teardrop shaped and just a tad larger than a quarter or a really big grape.

Peanut Butter fruit trees are related to Acerola and native to Venezuela, Colombia, and other parts of South America. Small but intricate yellow flowers start to show in March or early spring and foliage is very attractive year round. The low-maintenance Peanut Butter Fruit tree is essential for any food forest, rare fruit collector, or tropical home landscape. 

Plant Type
Tropical /Subtropical Evergreen Fruit Tree

Harvest Season
Summer, Fall, Winter

Mature Size
Up to 15 ft tall

Soil & Moisture
Moist, well draining sandy soil. Trees are drought tolerant, water regularly until well-established. 

Light Requirements
Full Sun, Part Shade

Self-Fertile
Yes

Growth Rate
Medium, Fast

Zone Hardiness
Outdoors 9+ with frost protection while young;  Patio/Greenhouse 4+

Propagation
Our Peanut Butter Fruit trees in Medium are grown from seed or cutting and will produce abundantly within 1-2 years. Our X-Large mature trees are flowering and ready to produce. 

Small: 2" Peat Pots
Medium: 4" Coconut Coir Pot
Large: 6" Peat Pot
X-Large: 8-10" Pot 
Citrus: 4x14" Pot

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