Cocoa Tree (Theobroma cacao)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Plant Height: 12 - 25 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Other: 8 to 12 inches in length, leathery, shiny, dark green in color.
Fruit: Showy
Other: Ovoid reddish-brown pods 6 to 12 inches long, ripening from yellow to orange. Each pod coantains from 20 or more seeds (beans) that are embedded in white pulp.
Fruiting Time: Summer
Winter
Year Round
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Other: Yellowish-white to pale pink.
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Year Round
Underground structures: Taproot
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Pollinators: Flies

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