Cacao

Theobroma cacao

Cacao showing 3 different coloured pods they are all ripe it is just some varieties ripen with different colours

The cacao is a tropical tree native to the Amazon region of South America. It grows well in tropical Australia. Cacao is the source of chocolate, cocoa and cocoa butter, the fermented seeds are roasted, cracked and ground into a powder. Benefits from hand pollination.
Other Names: Cocao, Cocoa bean, Chocolate Bean

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Specifications of Cacao

Preferred Climate TropicalLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From SeedlingLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) 2-5m

Plants required to Pollinate 1 (Self Pollinating)Learn about Pollination

Can it Handle Frosts? Likes Temps above 5deg

Amount of leaves in Winter? All Leaves (Evergreen)

Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas WA

Water Requirements Frequent Watering

Fruiting/Harvest Months February, March, April, May, June

Cacao Reviews & Tips

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corinne aveline
1y ago

diamond valley, qld, Australia

Cacao

mine loose their leaves in automn

Jess
4y ago

Gosford, NSW

Cacao

They DO need pollination, some trees but not all are self fertile which this doesn't specify if this one is, but the tiny midges that pollinate these in its natural habitat don't exist here so hand pollination is required to produce any cacao pods.

Rwan1
★★★★★ 4y ago

CAIRNS, QLD, Australia

Such a beautiful tree. A Perfect addition to a tropical garden. Very hard to grow in VIC; but that's the point! A good challenge with wonderful rewards. This is mainly advice for any Victorian growers; not really for you lucky people in FNQ!Of course t...

Philp Mulroyan
6y ago

Geelong, VIC, Australia

Cacao

Request to purchace 2 Theobroma cacao's for the Geelong Botanic Gardens, they will be kept in glasshouses

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