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peanut Butter Tree

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    bdm6125bdm6125
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    I have one that is growing happily in a pot. It flowers over and over but never sets fruit. Does anyone grow these??? I was told they are self polinating, but am at a loss as to why I never see fruit! 😐

    #459529
    starrubystarruby
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    Ive never seen a Peanut butter tree sounds interesting..off to google it .:geek:

    #459530
    SonyaSonya
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    We’ve got a few here – our’s are fruiting at the moment and they are self sowing around the place.

    http://www.daleysfruit.com.au/fruit%20pages/peanut.htm

    Sonya

    #459531
    marzmarz
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    Just found some seeds of this tree (Bunchosia) that we saved from fruit we ate near Mackay a few years ago. I didn’t know it was called Peanut Butter tree.

    Will the trees grow from these seeds?

    #459532
    SonyaSonya
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    Should do, ours self sow under the mature trees and the seedlings handle transplanting well.

    Sonya

    #459533
    zippyzippy
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    Oooh! How well do they handle movement? Postable *wink wink?;)

    #459534

    Our sole peanut butter tree fruited after about 4 years. Red pods with delicious red paste inside which is very similar to peanut butter. I now also have started one from seed in a pot.

    I am very excited to have a pineapple I grew from a “top”. The fruit started as a brilliant red while small, plus all the foliage around it also turned red. Now that it is larger it has reverted to normal colour. It is the largest one I have ever grown and I have covered it with a bag so that we will get to eat it. I think it is the smooth pineapple comparing it to varieties in Supermarkets. I am even more motivated to keep planting tops, even if it does take 3-4 years to produce and only about 50% of them at that. We have 2 acres and gradually adding more edibles, approx 100 fruit trees, veg and lots of herbs over the ten years we have been here. Our biggest problem seems to be the gum trees which take up a lot of the moisture. We love the wildlife here at Delaneys Creek, but they do eat more than their fair share so we need to cover most of the fruit. First post so have not yet worked out how to use this site properly yet, but will learn eventually.

    #459535
    ErthgirlErthgirl
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    Sounds like paradise ediblelandscape :wave:

    Edited to add… Brigitte, do you think it’s because our climate is not tropical enough?

    Might be a little too cold?

    #459536
    bdm6125bdm6125
    Member

    Not sure erthgirl. Mind you, I have one loney fruit on it at the moment, so maybe it just wasnt old enough????

    Fingers crossed next year there will be…2????? 😐

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