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.
Plant Information or Specifications
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)
Plants required to Pollinate
1 (Self Pollinating)
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Can it Handle Frosts?
Likes Temps above 5deg
Amount of leaves in Winter?
All Leaves (Evergreen)
Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas
Sun or Shade
Preferred Soil Type
February, March, April, May, June
Customer Comments on Cacao
Request to purchace 2 Theobroma cacao's for the Geelong Botanic Gardens, they will be kept in glasshouses | Philp Mulroyan - Geelong, VIC 27-Mar-2014
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. | Jess - Gosford, NSW 02-Feb-2016
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