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Theobroma cacao Cacao tree Kakao Sterculiaceae
 

Theobroma cacao, Cacao, Coklat, Kakao

 
Theobroma cacao, Cacao, Coklat, Kakao

In its native tropical forests of Central America, this erect tTheobroma cacao, Cacao, Coklat, Kakaoree grows to 30 ft (9 m) or more; in commercial cultivation, it is generally kept smaller to facilitate harvesting.
The pointed, oval, glossy green leaves are large, up to 10 in (25 cm) long, and leathery.
Small, creamy yellow flowers are borne in late spring on the trunk and larger woody branches. These are followed by the fruit: large, ribbed pods, about 12 in (30 cm) long and 8 in (20 cm) wide, which ripen to a rich, glossy reddish brown.
Flowering colors: Cream, Yellow
Cultivation:They do best in well-drained soil containing a large percentage of organic matter, with regular water and shelter from sun and wind.
Propagate from seed in fall (autumn) or by grafting. Theobroma cacao, Cacao, Coklat, Kakao

 
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