Cupuassu

Theobroma grandiflorum

Cupuassu fruit Picture taken By Christopher Hind CiXeL at the English Wikipedia [GFDL,CC-BY-SA-3.0] (Photo Credits)

Related to cacao, the cupuassu is popular in its native Brazil, but little known elsewhere. Unlike cacao, the pulp of the large-fruited cupuassu is used rather than the seeds. Pulp is processed into beverages and desserts. A form of chocolate and cocoa butter can be made from the seeds. Fruit is highly sought after and production is thus far limited to Brazil where demand greatly exceeds supply. Leaves are large and much like the cacao tree. Fruits are borne on the trunk and apexes of main branches. Strictly tropical Cupuassu prefers a very humid environment with little temperature variation throughout the year, and mean temperatures around 24C. Trees need lots of water for good growth.
Other Names: Cupuaçu

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Specifications of Cupuassu

Grown From SeedlingLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) 5-10m

Plants required to Pollinate 1+ Beneficial (cross pollination helps with fruit set)Learn about Pollination

Can it Handle Frosts? Likes Temps above 5deg

Suitability in Pots Yes

Water Requirements Moderate Watering

Cupuassu Reviews & Tips

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James Cran
★★★ 2months ago

Logan, QLD, Australia

Cupuassu

You need 2 of these plants if you want it to bare fruit, as they cannot self pollinate.

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