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Bunchosia argentea - Plant

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Description

Ciruela Del Monte is a very attractive, evergreen shrub or small tree with attractive flowers and fruit that are borne freely for most of the year.It usually grows from 2 - 10 metres tall.

The edible fruit is harvested from the wild for local use. The plant is sometimes grown as an ornamental plant in warm temperate to tropical areas.

Ciruela Del Monte is a very attractive, evergreen shrub or small tree with attractive flowers and fruit that are borne freely for most of the year.

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Synonym: Malpighia argenteacommon Name: Peanut Butter Tree, Ciruela Del Monte
Maximum Reachable Height 6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)
Flower Colour Pale Yellow
Bloom Time Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall

Planting and care

seed instructions:Remove fleshy coating on seeds before storing

Bunchosia argentea care

Grows in areas with a distinct dry season and also in moister areas.
Older plants are tolerant of light frosts and can succeed in warm temperate to tropical areas.

Sunlight Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade
Watering Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Soil Succeeds in most soils in a sunny position.
Requires a well-drained soil.
Established plants are very drought tolerant.
Temperature warm temperature
Harvest Season Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall

Bunchosia argentea special feature

Some people have compared the fruit to a cooked sweet potato, whilst it is also sometimes called the peanut butter fruit because its texture, but not its taste, is similar to peanut butter.The broadly ovoid fruit is about 23mm in diameter.

Bunchosia argentea uses

Ornamental Use:

  • The edible fruit is harvested from the wild for local use
  • The plant is sometimes grown as an ornamental plant in warm temperate to tropical areas

Medicinal Use:

  • none unkown

Culinary Use:

  • Edible Fruits and Nuts
  • Fruit - raw
  • It has a sticky, dense, sweet, pleasant-tasting pulp

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