Bunchosia argentea

Shrub to small tree loved for its small and sweet red fruits. They have a creamy, sticky, buttery texture, with a fruity aroma. People compare to dry figs with peanut butter, or peanut butter with jelly or jam, often mentioning a berry flavour.

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Shrub to small tree loved for its small and sweet red fruits. They have a creamy, sticky, buttery texture, with a fruity aroma. People compare to dry figs with peanut butter, or peanut butter with jelly or jam, often mentioning a berry flavour.

Bunchosia argentea is a joy for collectors of fruit trees because it is naturally small and suitable to pot colture. With some patience and a bit of pruning, it can give fruits when just 2 m tall even less. It is easy to grow and also somehow ornamental, especially when in fruit, when it displays yellow-orange-red fruits all together in bunches.

In the wild, it is native to Central America to Western Brazil and it reaches 4-15 m tall. Some specimes growing by rivers are said to attain up to 30 m in height.

Picture of a bunch of ripe and unripe fruits from Wikimedia: By Forest and Kim Starr - starr-170913-0183-Bunchosia_argentea-fruit_leaves-CTAHR_Urban_Garden_Center_Pearl_City-Oahu, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=63890958
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Plant origin America
Presentation Potted Plant
Max. Size 300cm & more
Botanical family Malpighiaceae
Light Sun
Minimum winter temperature 0 ºC to 10 ºC
Plant type Woody
Color Red
Color Orange
Care Pot
Shape Trees
Shape Shrubs
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