Monkey cocoa growing 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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Requirements for Monkey cocoa growing and care:
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)
Pests and diseases:
Fungal, termites, ants
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:
Big amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
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
Fruit harvest season:
4- month half year from the flowers
Fruits pests or diseases:
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?