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  Re: Cocoa??
From: "Michael Pascall" mickpascall at hotmail.com> on 2001.09.05 at 15:26:39(7354)
We have a few Theobroma spp. in cultivation here .
T.cacoa while young prefers 50% shade , and frequent watering . In its
native habitat it grows in groups along riverbanks and may stand in flowing
water for 6 months at a time .It is a very tropical plant and has a very big
tap root , so would not thrive in a pot, especially over winter outside of
its ideal temp. range.
A well grown plant looks stunning and the fruits are amazing as they can be
a few different colours, yellow,red,purple! Also the flesh around the beans
can be very sweet , a real treat.

Michael Pascall,Curator,

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