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

(1/11) Cacao showing 3 different coloured pods they are all ripe it is just some varieties ripen with different colours

Trellised Cacao fruit Mission Beach Nth Qld

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Bernie openeing up a cocoa bean by Greg Daley DaleysFruit.com.au

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Cocoa Bean being opened in North Queensland By Greg Daley DaleysFruit.com.au

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Growing Cacao Trees in Australia

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The deep colours of the Cacao pod ripening on the tree

(9/11) The deep colours of the Cacao pod ripening on the tree By Paul Daley ©A Lush Forest [All Rights Reserved, Used By Permission] (Photo Credits)

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Cacao

Theobroma cacao
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... Read More
Other Names: Cocao, Cocoa bean, Chocolate Bean

$59.00 ($19.75-$59.00 choose a size)

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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 VIC, SA, WA

Water Requirements Frequent Watering

Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree? No (Full Size)

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest 5+ Years

Sun or Shade Full (Sun:80%-100%)

Preferred Soil Type Good Drainage

Soil pH Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

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

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Widely cultivated for use in Asian cooking and basket making. It has a nutty fragrance and is most commonly used in rice dishes or tied in a bundle and cooked with food. Also useful in flower arrangements. A low growing plant to 1m with long narrow blade like leaves and woody aerial roots. In tropical climates it can be grown as a marginal plant in dams and ponds, used as a bedding plant in tropical landscaping. Outside of the tropics, well worth trying as indoor plant in winter with a warm, sunny aspect. Allow the plant to dry out over the winter months.
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Blueberry - Kisses (PBR)

$59.00 ($34.95-$99.00 choose a size)

Characterized by it enormous fruit size and naturally dwarfing habit, this self pollinating Blueberry is perfect for planting with the Blueberry Burst to extend the fruiting season. Low chill variety flowering and fruiting over a 4 to 6 month period with exceptionally high yield. Trialled successfully in both hot and cold climates in Australia. Protected by Plant Breeders Right (PBR)Developed by Plantnet.

Blueberry - Burst (PBR)

$59.00 ($29.00-$99.00 choose a size)

The fruit is a crisp fleshed, sweet fruit, harvested over 3 - 4 months resulting in a constant supply of delicious, healthy fruit, filled with anti oxidants. Blueberries have been nick named Brain Berries and Youth Berries because of the high anti oxidant levels in them. This variety is an evergreen,naturally dwarfing variety growing to 1.0m high x 0.75m in width. It is self fruitful and because of its low chilling requirement can be grown anywhere in Australia. This variety has been growing in trials in both warmer and cooler climates in Australia with great success in all climates.

Carambola Starfruit - Daleys Sweet Gold

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Orange - Arnold Blood

$39.00 ($39.00-$79.00 choose a size)

Sweet variety requiring hot dry conditions for best colour. Blood oranges have their own distinctive flavour reminiscent of strawberries. This is the best colouring variety in the sub tropics. New PVR blood orange.

Cacao Reviews & Tips

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MICHAEL
★★★★★ 1y ago

CARBROOK, QLD, Australia

Cacao

corinne aveline
5y ago

diamond valley, qld, Australia

Cacao

mine loose their leaves in automn

Jess
8y 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.

Philp Mulroyan
10y 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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