How to grow Cocoa tree

Cocoa tree grow and care – tree of the genus Theobroma also known as Cacao tree, Cocoa tree perennial evergreen plant can be used for the edible fruits and seeds, grow in tropic climate and growing in hardiness zone 13+.

Flower pink the size 1-2 cm, flowers grow on trunk,

Cocoa fruits

Fruit grow in pod more than 20 fruits inside the pod, the pulp white hairy, the taste is sweet and little bit flavor cocoa seeds, and the seeds are the most useful part in Cocoa fruits

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How to grow Cocoa tree growing and care:

Moist, mulch

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No, but its better

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Sensitive tree (if grows out of the region)

Planting season:
All year

Pests and diseases:
Fungal, termites, ants

Pruning season:

How to prune:
Fruits grow on the big trunks, better to cut the little and the weak branches

Size of the plant?
3-6 m, 10-20 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Slow growing

Water requirement:
Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Most of the year

General information about the flower
Small pink flower, flowers grow on trunk

Pollination is done by:
Bees, moth, butterfly, by hands

Edible Fruits

Fruit harvest season:
5 month from the flowers

Fruits pests or diseases:
termites, ants

What can be done with big quantities of Cocoa fruits?
Eat raw

Work requirements on the fruit:
Put something soft next to the tree easier to collect the fruit

How long does it take to bear fruit?
3-5 years

Edible seeds

Seeds harvest season:
5 month from the flowers

Seeds pests or diseases:
termites, ants

What can be done with big quantities of Cocoa seeds?
Cooked, roasted, chocolate, beverage, alcoholic beverage

How long does it take to bear fruit?
3-5 years

Scientific name:

Theobroma cacao

How to grow Cocoa tree

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Cocoa tree fruit

Cocoa tree


Blooming Seasons
  • Autumn flowers
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
  • Winter flowers
Edible Parts
  • Edible Fruit
  • Edible Seeds
Culinary uses
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Beverage
  • Cooked
  • Eaten raw
  • Ice pop & Ice cream plants
  • Jams
  • Juice
Flower colors
  • Pink flower
  • Tropics Climate
Harvest Season
  • Autumn Harvest
  • Spring Harvest
  • Summer Harvest
  • Winter harvest
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental fruit
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Slow growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Evergreen
  • Perennial plant
  • Tree
Plant Uses
  • Bonsai
  • Edible plants
  • Indoor plants
  • Medical uses
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
  • Winter planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Big amount of water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 13

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