This tree produces leathery, boat-shaped pods that ripen throughout summer. They split open to display a beautiful, bright red interior that contains shiny, black, peanut-sized seeds which have a delicious, nutty flavour. It is a fast growing highly ornamental rainforest tree. Indigenous Australians ate the nuts both raw and roasted and used the fibrous bark to make nets.
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Plant Information or Specifications
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)
Plants required to Pollinate
1 (Self Pollinating)
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Can it Handle Frosts?
Amount of leaves in Winter?
Some Leaves (Partly Deciduous)
Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest
Sun or Shade
Preferred Soil Type
February, March, April, May, June
Customer Comments on Peanut Tree
Grows well in a pot. I rarely water it, and have never re-potted. Still growing well after approx. 5 years! | Vanessa Allen - Wollongong, NSW 09-Oct-2008
A dear old lady gave me the tree in a pot when she left town. 6 years later it has producted it's first boat shaped pod with seeds. What any amazing colour. Doesn't get alot of love or water. Kingaroy Queensland | Susie Woltmann - Kingaroy , QLD 20-Nov-2009
Ok so like you must burn it with fire to get the real taste out of it | John Blake - King City, NSW 28-May-2012
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