Theobroma bicolor growing tree of the genus Theobroma also known as White cacao or Mocambo tree, Theobroma bicolor perennial evergreen plant, And also used as ornamental plant grow in tropic and also can mediterranean, subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 10b+.
Flower color white or pink 0.5-1.5 cm, flowers grow on the trunk,
Theobroma bicolor fruits
Fruit grow in pod, the pod is green-yellow more than 30 fruits inside the pod, pulp white hairy, the taste is sweet and little bit flavor cocoa,
Seeds edible but can’t be used like Cocoa seeds
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Requirements for Theobroma bicolor growing and care:
More than +2C, Moist soil
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Grow very slow
In the tropic all year, outside the tropic spring
Pests and diseases:
Winter – after the fruits
How to prune:
better not to prune
Size of the plant?
3-7 m, 10-21 feet
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Big amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
In the tropic summer –autumn, outside the tropic spring-summer
General information about the flower
White or pink flower in the size if 0.5-1.5 cm and the flowers grow on the trunk,
Pollination is done by:
Fruit harvest season:
Tropic spring – summer –autumn, outside the tropic summer–autumn
Fruits pests or diseases:
What can be done with big quantities of Theobroma bicolor fruits?
Eat raw, juice, jams, cakes
Work requirements on the fruit:
Put mulch next to the tree
How long does it take to bear fruit?