8 Seeds w/Instructions - Fresh, moist Cocoa Beans Seeds (Chocolate). Seeds will be cleaned from the pulp and arrive packaged in a damp soil-less mix, inside a baggie, ready to plant. These are not like typical seeds. Once they dry out, they are no longer viable, so they will only be available for a limited time.
Once known only as the drink of Kings and the rich.
The Cacao Tree is a shade tolerant, moisture loving, understory rainforest tree. It naturally favors riparian zones so often in the wild is found along rivers. The trees live for up to 100 years, but cultivated trees are considered economically productive for only about 60 years. Unlike most fruit that grows on the branches, cacao pods grow directly on the trunk of the tree. The cacao tree yields its first crop at 3-4 years old and give fruit three to four times a year. Zone 10 or Greenhouse/Indoors.
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