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


Blooming Seasons
  • Autumn flowers
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
  • Winter flowers
Edible Parts
  • Edible Fruit
  • Edible Seeds
Culinary uses
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Beverage
  • Cooked
  • Eaten raw
  • Fruit
  • Ice pop & Ice cream plants
  • Jams
  • Juice
Flower colors
  • Pink flower
  • White flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • 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
  • Edible plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
  • Winter planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Big amount of water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12
  • Hardiness zone 13

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