How to grow Theobroma bicolor

Theobroma bicolor grow and care – 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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How to grow 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

Planting season:
In the tropic all year, outside the tropic spring

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
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:
Slow growing

Water requirement:
Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

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

Blooming information

Bloom season:
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:
Bees, butterfly

Edible fruits

Fruit harvest season:
Tropic spring – summer –autumn, outside the tropic summer–autumn

Fruits pests or diseases:
Ants, termite

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?
3-5 years

Scientific name:

Theobroma bicolor

How to grow Theobroma bicolor

Growing Theobroma bicolor tree

Theobroma bicolor tree

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