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Gardening Area => Growing questions and answers => Topic started by: ONandONandON on September 12, 2019, 08:22:54 pm

Title: COCOA GROWA
Post by: ONandONandON on September 12, 2019, 08:22:54 pm
AKA chocolate NOT coca  :'( :'( ;D
::) Does anyone have experience growing cocoa?
(especially from seeds) ..please post any useful info.
..i have ordered a fresh cocoa pod from ebay 21$

 just guessing;
remove the fleshy part, soak in water,
plant in. moist loose well-draining soil.
Title: Re: COCOA GROWA
Post by: nobody on September 13, 2019, 05:02:53 am

 just guessing;
remove the fleshy part, soak in water,
plant in. moist loose well-draining soil.

Should not need to soak in water or anything. Remove the seed, clean off the junk as good as possible and sow in good soil. The plants sun burn very easily, so keep em in the shade.

nobody :)
Title: Re: COCOA GROWA
Post by: Mangrove on September 15, 2019, 09:38:49 am

 just guessing;
remove the fleshy part, soak in water,
plant in. moist loose well-draining soil.

Should not need to soak in water or anything. Remove the seed, clean off the junk as good as possible and sow in good soil. The plants sun burn very easily, so keep em in the shade.

nobody :)

What nobody said is spot-on. They love shade, especially so when they're young. When I was harvesting cacao pods back home (can't any more thanks to hurricane Irma), I noted that the plants did best when grown in the shade and that their leaves easily burnt when exposed to direct sun. As far as soil mixtures go for germination, I'd just look it up via a search engine or try to imitate the soil in Amazonas/Costa Rica.

Best of luck,
Mangrove

PS: don't bother eating the seeds. They're nauseatingly bitter with only a hint of dark chocolate & coffee in the after taste
Title: Re: COCOA GROWA
Post by: cactusman on September 17, 2019, 09:17:17 pm
get a nice draining soil mix their roots don't like to sit wet/moist for long periods but they do like a lot of water.