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PEANUT BUTTER TREE

Peanut Butter FruitBotanical Name: Bunchosia glandulifera
Description

This attractive tree has clusters of yellow flowers that are followed by an abundance of dark red fruit to around 2.5cm long. The rich, sweet flesh has a texture similar to peanut butter. The fruit can be eaten fresh or made into milk shakes.

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$17.90 11 Seedling Pot: 0.5L
Height: 20-30cm

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$17.90 5 Seedling Pot: 0.75L
Height: 30-40cm

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Plant Information or Specifications

Preferred Climate

Tropical, Subtropical
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)

2-5m

Plants required to Pollinate

1 (Self Pollinating)
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Can it Handle Frosts?

Sometimes

Amount of leaves in Winter?

All Leaves (Evergreen)

Suitability in Pots

Yes

Water Requirements

Moderate Watering

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest

2-3 Years

Sun or Shade

Full (Sun:80%-100%)

Preferred Soil Type

Good Drainage

Soil pH

Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

Fruiting/Harvest Months

February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September

 

Customer Comments on Peanut Butter Tree

Tree Information on growing, planting, pruning, maintenance, ripening, taste, pick or bonsai tips. But mainly how to grow a Peanut Butter Tree Share Your Advice or ask questions on our Forum

Peanut Butter Tree - Bunchosia

What months does this fruit? | Chris - Hervey Bay, QLD 20-Oct-2008

Peanut Butter Tree - Bunchosia

Easy to grow shrub / small tree. Likes good drainage and organic fertiliser. Plenty of water in the growing season. Flowers Spring through to Summer. Seeds / nuts are green at first, then colour up when ripe in late Summer. Tasty snack! | David White - West Ryde Sydney, NSW 29-Dec-2008

Peanut Butter Tree

This is not a tip but a question. Does anyone know why a lot of flowerbuds fall off without opening? Hundreds of mine have dropped off and only now some flowers are opening and the fruits are starting to form. | Helen Shaw - Kenmore Brisbane, QLD 27-Nov-2009

Peanut Butter Tree

Planted 3 years ago on well drained slope and has been fruiting since December. Still flowering and fruiting in March with constant supply of ripe fruit. Note that flowers dropped last season without fruiting, but lots this season. | Anthony Florence - Townsville, QLD 16-Mar-2012

Peanut Butter Tree

Love this tree. Very pretty and can stand cold, windy, exposed sites. Unusual tasting fruit. Sweet but pasty. Takes a while to get used to but very yummy. Sweet,delicate and best eaten straight off the tree as soon as it turns red. | Min Taylor - Rosevale, QLD 25-Feb-2013

Peanut Butter Tree

Mine looks to have an iron deficiency so maybee they like acidic soils. i will lower the pH with ag sulphur and see what happens. | Gimme - Brisbane, QLD 16-Sep-2013

Peanut Butter Tree

Love this tree and the fruit. Can be pruned to a shortish shrub size with no ill effects. Interested to know how to get its seeds to sprout? | Elizbaeth Woods - Pallara, Brisbane, QLD 25-Feb-2014

Peanut Butter Tree

Planted mine just over 18mts ago,rapid growth and first crop was huge with well over 200 fruit!!! Did not fertilize must be climate & rich volcanic soil | Chris Gueho - Atherton, QLD 01-Mar-2015

Peanut Butter Tree

Our peanut butter tree has grown healthy and it attracts birds and bats. Seedlings grown from its base from fallen fruits. | Peter Giovanni Sangcap - Bacolod City, PHILS 20-Nov-2017
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Scottyg's Edible Fruits
Update: 3573 days 14hrs

Comments: -

Grows quite quickly but seems to be semi Decidious in our area. New growth is a yellow green but then darkens to a nice dark green. Fruit is abundant and does taste like peanut butter. Birds find it most attractive. 

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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BJ's Edible Fruits
Update: 3371 days 6hrs

Comments: - Nice tree that produces lots of fruit in Summer. Fruited first year in a pot.

Planted: 2010

Height 0.3 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 0.5 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Organic Status:Organic


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Peanut Butter Tree 9/10

Brett7's Edible Fruits
Update: 249 days 11hrs

Comments: - I have over a dozen of these growing (in two different places in Perth). Bought six from Daleys in 2017 which are all between 120 and 200 cm tall in 100 L planter bags. All are currently flowering but only a few fruits have set. The plants which are growing the best receive approxmately six/seven hours of full sun and have sunken teracotta pots which provide constant moisture. Plants that were planted in medium shade are taller but leggy. I also have an older seven plus year old plant (originally from Daleys) which flowers but does not produce large amounts of fruit. There is a possiblity it does not get enough water... Currently experimenting with fertilisers, water and bags (to increase humidity) to see if it encourages more flowers to open.

The plants do not seem to like the cold that much with the leaves looking like they are suffering from chlorosis if not protected. 

Fruit does taste like peanut paste but does not have the best flavour or texture if left on the plant too long. 

Fruiting Months April and May

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 12

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting and Spring


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Peanut Butter Tree (Seedling) 6/10

JohnMc1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3100 days 9hrs

Comments: -

New arrival this year

Planted: 2010

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Autumn

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting and Yearly

Organic Status:Organic


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Kath's Edible Fruits
Update: 2883 days 21hrs

Comments: -

Peanut Butter Trees are beautiful, they have bright yellow flowers and bright red fruit which appear on the tree at the same time, I am plantingg it for its ornamental qualities as well as for the unusual peanut butter flavoured fruits.

Planted: 2011

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun


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Peanut Butter Tree (Seedling) 8/10

Amanda's Edible Fruits
Update: 220 days 6hrs

Comments: - Fun to grow and the fruit does taste like peanut butter. I suspect this species is chill sensitive as it becomes chlorotic in winter once the night temps are less than about 8C - followed by bright sunny days. It recovers perfectly fine in spring so I don't worry too much about it. I use acidifying agents for them though as they don't like the lime in our bore water. 

Planted: 2015

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Balanced Acid lovers alternating with slow release organic chook manure pellets. Little and often.


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Peanut Butter Tree (Seedling) 7/10

Tabs's Edible Fruits
Update: 492 days 7hrs

Comments: -

Bunchosia.  Bought at Flower Power, Daley's Tree Nursery.  Tip - Doesn't like wet feet. 

Planted: 2002

Height 2 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Glennis1's Edible Fruits
Update: 653 days 16hrs

Comments: - Only just planted oct 2013 but looking good .

Height 3.5 metres

Qty: 1

Water Given in: Spring

Spring


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Robwhite1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3451 days 11hrs

Comments: -

purchased from daleys 10/2000 and grew well planted out in the ground but I think it succumbed to the cold ?


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RevNQ1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3780 days 9hrs

Comments: -

vigorous tree. realy does taste like peanut butter

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Peanut Butter Tree 8/10

HappyEarth's Edible Fruits
Update: 3478 days 13hrs

Comments: - Beautiful looking shrub with tasty, interesing little fruits.  

Fruiting Months February, March, April, May, June

Planted: 2008

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 2

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Horse manure, worm castings and dynamic lifter

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Pest Control: Snails like to eat the foilage.  Hand remove!

Organic Status:Organic


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Peanut Butter Tree 7/10

Justin1's Edible Fruits
Update: 1933 days 14hrs

Comments: -

Tends to lose leaves if not sheltered from wind or if cold.  Needs a decent amount of water.

Planted: 2007

Height 0.8 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: B

Organic Status:Organic


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Kathy2's Edible Fruits
Update: 3272 days 15hrs

Comments: -

How can you NOT want to try a fruit that tastes like peanut butter?


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Peanut Butter Tree (Seedling) 6/10

Sheree's Edible Fruits
Update: 3774 days 12hrs

Comments: -

Still in it's pot, and suffered from insect attact.  Probably snails, almost defoliated it, but it's on the way back.  There were flowers when I received it and I got a couple of fruit off it  before winter.  It needs to find a home in the ground but I'll see how it goes in the pot for another year or so.

Planted: 2008

Height 40 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No


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Trisha's Edible Fruits
Update: 3406 days 13hrs

Comments: -

growing but only just. Hopefully will look better once the warm weather arrives.

Severe frost has damaged it badly. I'm still hoping it will survive.


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Jo1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3738 days 10hrs

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Easy to grow water with all the other plants approx weekly, fertilize with the others chook poo in sugar cane mulch and worm castings. prune autumn. No fruit yet but get heaps of flowers each year. as long as they grow I figure one day I will get fruit LOL

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring

Pest Control:

none

Organic Status:Organic


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Peanut Butter Tree 9/10

Emma1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3392 days 6hrs

Comments: -

Native bush tucker tree. Purchased from the Nambour Garden Show.

Planted: 2010

Height 40 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Water Given in: Summer and Winter

Pollination: No


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Peanut Butter Tree 9/10

Nqgrower1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3013 days 8hrs

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I really like the idea of fruit which is interesting and unusual - and peanut butter fruit is definately that. This plant has grown more than any others I have - it is doing really well

Height 1.6 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Peanut Butter Tree 1/10

Annbindy1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3775 days 8hrs

Comments: -

was not a very happy tree to begin with ,did not do well in the garden then i transfered to hot house but it did not survived


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Peanut Butter Tree (Seedling) 3/10

Rob19's Edible Fruits
Update: 1879 days 16hrs

Height 0.5 metres

Pollination: Self Pollination


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