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Re: Bunchosia argentea (peanut butter fruit) the real one
« Reply #50 on: January 13, 2013, 04:50:27 PM »
One of mine has started flowering this weekend. It's only about 9 months old seedling.

which one u got?
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Re: Bunchosia argentea (peanut butter fruit) the real one
« Reply #51 on: January 13, 2013, 05:03:20 PM »
have u tasted?
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Re: Bunchosia argentea (peanut butter fruit) the real one
« Reply #52 on: January 13, 2013, 08:23:44 PM »
Not yet, Not long now though :)

I find that the ripe fruit tastes like fresh peanut butter with a hint of green bean, and if you eat the fruits early, when full sized, firm and orange, they taste like a carrot with peanut butter, and the texture is crisp instead of sticky/soft (ripe fruit).

The seed is very large.

Please let me know which you prefer, ripe or early.

I like them early, but it's a challenge not to eat the seeds...I end up chewing them like a rodent,  mainly using my two front teeth.
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Re: Bunchosia argentea (peanut butter fruit) the real one
« Reply #53 on: January 15, 2013, 05:07:16 PM »
haha,

I wonder how a sandwich would taste, with blackberry jam fruit, and peanut butter fruit?

all we need is 2 slices of breadfruit.

haha
According to The Fruit Hunters, people actually do that :P
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Re: Bunchosia argentea (peanut butter fruit) the real one
« Reply #54 on: January 15, 2013, 05:51:21 PM »
I don't believe you!

really?

if so, no ideas are original anymore!

its already been done everytime!
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Re: Bunchosia argentea (peanut butter fruit) the real one
« Reply #55 on: January 15, 2013, 08:01:11 PM »
I don't believe you!

really?

if so, no ideas are original anymore!

its already been done everytime!

Start wearing a tin foil hat... people are stealing your thoughts. :)

I like how "peanut butter fruit" changes flavor as it gets more ripe.
What's that got to do with Jose Andres $10 brussel sprouts?

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Re: Bunchosia argentea (peanut butter fruit) the real one
« Reply #56 on: January 15, 2013, 08:16:53 PM »
I don't believe you!

really?

if so, no ideas are original anymore!

its already been done everytime!
SHUN THE NONBELIEVER

The Fruit Hunters, chapter 2, page 44
"Jaitt says he knows some people in Honolulu who've been serving peanut butter fruit with blackberry-jam fruit and breadfruit. Kids apparently go crazy for these all-fruit PBJ sandwiches."
BELIEVE  ::) :P
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Re: Bunchosia argentea (peanut butter fruit) the real one
« Reply #57 on: January 15, 2013, 08:29:37 PM »
LOL

Thats amazing


I'm surprised Oscar didn't say something.  Maybe he thought I read the book?
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Re: Bunchosia argentea (peanut butter fruit) the real one
« Reply #58 on: January 16, 2013, 12:52:08 AM »
I don't believe you!

really?

if so, no ideas are original anymore!

its already been done everytime!
SHUN THE NONBELIEVER

The Fruit Hunters, chapter 2, page 44
"Jaitt says he knows some people in Honolulu who've been serving peanut butter fruit with blackberry-jam fruit and breadfruit. Kids apparently go crazy for these all-fruit PBJ sandwiches."
BELIEVE  ::) :P

Adam Gollner is great at prose, but not so great at getting the quotes right, in fact most of what i told him he misquoted me. I couldn't get mad at him though because that probably made the book more fun to read. But i hope no one takes anything in that book as the literal truth, or as a piece of inverstigative reporting! I think what i told him was that at plant sales i would have peanut butter fruit, blackberry jam fruit, and breadfruit plants next to each other. Then i would tell people if they bought all 3 they could make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. That was a standard joke that i used at yearly nurseryman's plant sale. Sorry ASaffron you're not the first to think of it, but i didn't want to burst your bubble.  ;)
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Re: Bunchosia argentea (peanut butter fruit) the real one
« Reply #59 on: January 16, 2013, 01:16:44 AM »
Oscar

thanks for the interesting details!

Mr Caimito,

so you heard it right from the horses mouth...now I feel better knowing that they don't actually serve up sandwiches like this!

I still have time to be the first one  :P
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Re: Bunchosia argentea (peanut butter fruit) the real one
« Reply #60 on: January 16, 2013, 01:31:17 AM »
Oscar

thanks for the interesting details!

Mr Caimito,

so you heard it right from the horses mouth...now I feel better knowing that they don't actually serve up sandwiches like this!

I still have time to be the first one  :P

I never tried it because i don't think i had all 3 fruits available at the same time, but i bet it would be pretty good! If you manage it i think the newspapers would love to write a story about it. Your chance at fame Adam!  ;)
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Re: Bunchosia argentea (peanut butter fruit) the real one
« Reply #61 on: January 16, 2013, 01:56:12 AM »
I think it would be easier to just make peanut butter fruit butter...like apple butter. I bet it would be interesting! 

But I don't want to be famous for growing PBJ sandwiches...I'd rather be famous for figuring out how to propagate jaboticabas, and make them fruit faster than everyone else.  :)
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Re: Bunchosia argentea (peanut butter fruit) the real one
« Reply #62 on: January 16, 2013, 02:16:09 AM »
I think it would be easier to just make peanut butter fruit butter...like apple butter. I bet it would be interesting! 

But I don't want to be famous for growing PBJ sandwiches...I'd rather be famous for figuring out how to propagate jaboticabas, and make them fruit faster than everyone else.  :)

I think making a PB puree is a good idea. But you would need a lot of fruits and would be a lot of work for probably not much end product.
Unfortunately what interests you is probably not what interests the media. You know the journalists like those snappy headlines, like Local Florida Resident Invents  Peanut Butter and Jelly Trees.  ;D
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Re: Bunchosia argentea (peanut butter fruit) the real one
« Reply #63 on: January 22, 2013, 05:47:42 AM »
Not sure which Bunchosia it is, but the one at the Tenom Horticultural Park is fruiting well at 5 degrees latitude and 200m elevation.


I checked on Sunday.  It is B. armeniaca.





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Re: Bunchosia argentea (peanut butter fruit) the real one
« Reply #64 on: February 02, 2013, 07:08:29 PM »
Looks like grafting is very easy for this species...all my graft are pushing out new growth.  The rootstocks are tough as nails...You can bare root them while you're grafting them!  it makes it even easier.
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Re: Bunchosia argentea (peanut butter fruit) the real one
« Reply #65 on: April 30, 2013, 09:49:15 PM »
A few of the grafted pb fruit trees. 
large tree I'm keeping.

smaller tree for Mr. Garcia  ;)

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Re: Bunchosia argentea (peanut butter fruit) the real one
« Reply #66 on: April 30, 2013, 10:15:05 PM »
Looks awesome Adam! I gonna call the hole digger tomorrow
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Re: Bunchosia argentea (peanut butter fruit) the real one
« Reply #67 on: April 30, 2013, 10:18:04 PM »
thanks Dave!

its in a 1 gal pot!  so it might be a few years before it's sizeable enough to plant out.

I don't think it minds the lime rock either!

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Re: Bunchosia argentea (peanut butter fruit) the real one
« Reply #68 on: May 09, 2013, 03:26:26 AM »
In Bakersfield I have two trees over 10 years old of the (not real) peanut butter fruits. They are about 3m tall and I bought them from a vendor at the CRFG meeting in 2003 at Cal poly Pomona where I am enrolled as a student now. I do not remember who the vender was but he was out of Florida. They were one of the first truely uncommon things I have ever gotten and have survived all kinds of torments over the years including power outages in the summer in a greenhouse in Bakersfield to extremely low temps where they defoliated and then started flowering and growing from the cracks that formed in the bark, gettting way to much water, then not getting enough water and many other problems learning how to deal with plants. To me they taste much more like a soft persimmon than peanut butter, but I still think they are very enjoyable (I really like soft persimmons). They also get more slug and snail damage than any other plant I have and the slugs love eating there flowers. In the future I would like to try some of the real peanut butter fruits and get some branches to root or seeds if possible.

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Re: Bunchosia argentea (peanut butter fruit) the real one
« Reply #69 on: August 06, 2013, 12:44:28 AM »
Sorry if this is reviving too old of a thread, but I want to know from the more experienced - I've had a hard time finding Peanutbutter fruit but am excited to grow it, so, I finally after some waiting found some seeds available on eBay from Costa Rica. Are these B. armeniaca or B. argentea?
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Re: Bunchosia argentea (peanut butter fruit) the real one
« Reply #70 on: August 06, 2013, 01:04:01 AM »
Sorry if this is reviving too old of a thread, but I want to know from the more experienced - I've had a hard time finding Peanutbutter fruit but am excited to grow it, so, I finally after some waiting found some seeds available on eBay from Costa Rica. Are these B. armeniaca or B. argentea?


Probably armeniaca. Unfortunately many eBay sellers post photos different from what they actually send out. Even their photos can be often swiped from other web sites. Most people have B. armeniaca and mistakenly think it's B. argentea. Seeds of B. argentea are very difficult to get. Seeds of B. armeniaca are not so difficult to get.
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Re: Bunchosia argentea (peanut butter fruit) the real one
« Reply #71 on: August 06, 2013, 01:15:17 AM »
This seller always seems to use unique photos I've not seen elsewhere. Ah well, whatever it turns out to be, I'm excited to try it.
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Re: Bunchosia argentea (peanut butter fruit) the real one
« Reply #72 on: December 08, 2013, 03:06:30 PM »
This is one of Adams grafted trees looks like its starting to flower





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Re: Bunchosia argentea (peanut butter fruit) the real one
« Reply #73 on: December 08, 2013, 04:12:26 PM »
Looks good Mike...mine did the same thing a while back, but they dried up before they could push out...they never really got much further than the stage that your picture shows.

I have since pruned my grafted tree pretty heavily...mainly because the scion is considerably thicker than the rootstock...im afraid to let it get too top heavy, and possibly snap.

I'm really eager to taste one of these....I hope they're better than b armeniaca...and that they perform well in FL
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Re: Bunchosia argentea (peanut butter fruit) the real one
« Reply #74 on: December 08, 2013, 04:34:06 PM »
This one is going in the greenhouse for three months.  I will let you know what happens with the flowers.
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