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Bunchosia argentea - Plant

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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.

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Description for Bunchosia argentea

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.

Common name Flower colours Bloom time Height Difficulty
Synonym: Malpighia argentea common Name: Peanut Butter Tree, Ciruela Del Monte Pale Yellow Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)
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Planting and 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 Soil Water Temperature Fertilizer
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade
Succeeds in most soils in a sunny position.
Requires a well-drained soil.
Established plants are very drought tolerant.
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater warm temperature -

Caring for Bunchosia argentea

    seed instructions:Remove fleshy coating on seeds before storing

Harvesting

Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall

Typical uses of Bunchosia argentea

Special features: 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.

Culinary use: Edible Fruits and Nuts.
Fruit - raw. It has a sticky, dense, sweet, pleasant-tasting pulp

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

References

    http://tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Bunchosia+argentea

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