monkey nuts

Kroin/Hortus hortus at
Fri Nov 15 00:48:28 EST 1996

Carol Hanny wrote:
> Another question?  Monkey nuts.  Does anyone know about these?  They
> have been mentioned in a Dear Abby column years ago, small round nuts.
> My impresssion was they were round like a macadamia, but about 1/3 the
> size.  Any guesses?
> Thanks.
> Post here or email me - channy at

Here we are again...
Monkey nut is either
Arachis hypogaea (common peanut, goober)...a legume
Lecythis Zabucayo (sapucia nut or paradise nut), tropical, can be grown
in s. Florida...a large tree.

Joel Kroin
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