An attractive evergreen shrub with pretty yellow flowers, growing 2-5m tall and native to South America. The fruits are round and dark red growing up to 2.5cm long, with a sweet taste and texture similar to peanut butter. It will produce fruit consistently from February to September and is self-pollinating.
Grown as an ornamental plant, for its vibrant yellow blooms and red fruit.The fruit offers an aroma alike that of peanut butter and a sweet flavour which has been compared to a sweet potato or dried fig. The fruit is mostly eaten fresh, in milkshakes and used for jams, or preserves.
The peanut butter tree prefers a tropical/subtropical climate with full sun to part shade as well as well-drained soil and a moderate amount of water.