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

(4/11) 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

(7/11) Cocoa Bean being opened in North Queensland By Greg Daley DaleysFruit.com.au

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)

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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Sapodilla - Sawo Manila

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The fermented pod of this climbing orchid is harvested from the Vanilla Vine or orchid, an aromatic sweet scents used to flavour cakes, and perfumes. Must be hand pollinated. The only insect capable of pollinating the blossom is the Melipona, a bee (see video) , native only to Mexico so all plants must be hand pollinated within 12 hours of the flower opening. The pods take nine month to develop.
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Drumstick Tree ( Moringa )

$14.90 ($14.75-$49.00 choose a size)

Also known as the Horseradish tree or Tree of Life. Possibly one of the most useful trees in the world, it produces long green pods that have been compared to a cross between peanuts and asparagus. The peeled roots are used as a substitute for horseradish and the edible leaves make a highly nutritious vegetable. Claims are made that its tiny leaves contains 7 times the Vit C of oranges, 4 times the Vit A of Carrots, 4 times the Calcium of milk, 3 times the Potassium of Bananas, and 2 times the protein of yogurt. The roots have also been documented as useful in many folk remedies. It originates in India and has spread in popularity to many parts of Asia, Central and South America, Africa and the Pacific. In Africa it has been also called the Miracle Tree with so many uses. This tree has delicate foliage and attractive pale yellow flowers. The slender, semi -deciduous, perennial tree, to about 10 m tall with drooping branches. Best kept pruned under 2mts as its the leaves that is what is best used in cooking. Thrives in subtropical and tropical climates, flowering and fruiting freely and continuously. Grows best on a dry sandy soil. Makes an ideal shade tree with high drought resistance. (Source: Nutritive Value of Indian Foods, by C. Gopalan) The foliage is delicate on young trees, and our potted plants are known for their older leaves to turn yellow and drop during transport to conserve energy. This is not a problem long term. With care and acclimatisation they will bounce back
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Tangelo - Minneola

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Minneola is a medium to very large, round to bell shaped fruit with a pronounced neck. The deep orange to red-orange coloured skin has a smooth pebbly peel. Very few seeds. For pollination, any early flowering mandarin will assist, for example Satsumas, Nules, Emperor or Imperial.

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
9y 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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