How to grow Monkey cocoa

Monkey cocoa grow and care – tree of the genus Herrania also known as Herrania purpurea, Monkey cocoa perennial evergreen plant and used for the edible fruits, grow in tropic climate and growing in hardiness zone 13+

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

Monkey cocoa fruits

Fruit grow in pod more than 20 fruits inside the pod, the pulp white hairy, the taste is sweet and little bit

Seeds can be used also like Cocoa seeds and can be used like chocolate are the most useful part in Cocoa fruits

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How to grow Monkey cocoa 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:
Spring

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

Size of the plant?
1-3 m, 40-120 inches

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?
Yes

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

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Most of the year

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

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

Edible Fruits

Fruit harvest season:
4- month half year from the flowers

Fruits pests or diseases:
termites, ants

What can be done with big quantities of Monkey cocoa fruits?
Eat raw, shake

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

Scientific name:

Herrania purpurea

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