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Chocolate Cocoa 'Cacao' Plant for Sale

Chocolate Cocoa 'Cacao' Plant for Sale

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Chocolate Cocoa 'Cacao' Plant

Make Delicious Chocolate in your Home!

Size: 1 Gallon

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Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Use 1-2 bags of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

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DIEHARD™ Transplant - 2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using DIEHARD™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

1 oz. Per Gallon Size Container
1 oz. Per Ft. High Bare Root Plant

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Here’s why the Chocolate Plant will make a sweet addition to your Garden:

  • Learn to make fresh, rich and delicious chocolate right from your own plant
  • Harvest cocoa beans with tons of health benefits
  • Lovely flowers that bloom year round, even while fruit is present

Got Chocolate? Now’s your chance to grow your own

You probably never thought you could grow your own chocolate.  But now, the incredible Chocolate Plant turns that dream into a reality.  Enjoy year round blooms that transform from delicate white or pinkish flowers into giant cocoa pods. Grouped together in clusters that emerge directly from the trunk of the plant, they play well against the bright green leaves.  The foliage has a unique feature you’ve got to see to believe:  leaves will actually pivot towards the sun.  Like mini solar panels they move 90 degrees either horizontally or vertically depending on the sun's position.  

Planting Chocolate is like bringing a tropical rainforest right into your garden!

Chocolate does Wonders for you and your Garden

Aside from its visual beauty, there are many reasons you’ll want to include the Chocolate Plant in your garden or landscape design plans.  To start, there are numerous health benefits derived from the plant’s fruit.  

Studies suggest that eating chocolate every day can have a positive impact on lowering blood pressure.  And cocoa powder, made by fermenting the plant’s cocoa beans, is said to help ward off heart disease.  Not only that, the bean can be used to make cocoa butter, a rich moisturizer that helps skin stay hydrated and look younger.  

Add the health benefits to all the delicious chocolate desserts like homemade German Chocolate Cake and we haven’t even scratched the surface of everything your Chocolate Plant will deliver year after year.  

Chocolate Cocoa Plants need a pollinator, be sure to buy 2 or more!

Give yourself the gift of Chocolate.  Order your Chocolate Plant today.

Growing Zones: 10-11 outdoors

Mature Height: 15-30 ft.
Sunlight: Partial Shade
Soil Conditions: Adaptable
Botanical Name: Theobroma cacao
Does not ship to: AZ
Growing Zones 10-11 outdoors
This plant is recommended for zones:

5-11 patio
10-11 outdoors

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It's Easy to Plant your Chocolate Cocoa 'Cacao' Plant

Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Chocolate Cocoa 'Cacao' Plant.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.

Step 2 - Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Chocolate Cocoa 'Cacao' Plant gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3 - Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Chocolate Cocoa 'Cacao' Plant again after the transplant is complete.

To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.

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tiny wonder
this plant arrived as a mini 4 leave plant and has quadrupled in seize, with leaves bigger than my hand and wrist. it just seems to be so happy under a canopy of a big ol live oak and the humidity. i hope i get it through the winter ok indoors and that in four years it will produce some yummy fruit
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September 2, 2014
1 year ago
Cocoa tree
The tree arrived alive but I'm really struggling. An exotic plant should come with better directions.
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July 27, 2015
4 months ago
I love my new plant
I am hesitant to rate the growth and hardiness of this plant as I've had it for less than a month. But it is doing very well and I am very excited about that. It came via the mail which was surprising because it travelled very well. When it arrived, I repotted it and I am waiting for Fall to plant it in the ground.

I am Very pleased with this purchase.
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July 28, 2015
2 months ago
Growing Zone:
BIG cocoa tree
I bought one cacao tree from Fast-Growing-Trees and 4 cacao trees from another seller. The F-G-S tree is at least 4 times as big and super healthy. I like that you don't have to wait YEARS to get fruit or nuts with the trees they sell!!! I SHOULD HAVE BOUGHT THEM ALL FROM F-G-S! It's a false economy to go for price alone.
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July 29, 2015
2 months ago
Growing Zone:
cocoa plants
Although a bit pricey for me to purchase, I am so pleased with their adjustment and growth in their new environment. With proper site prep being crucial, new growth on both plants are shiny heathy limbs, in less than 1/2 year. The larger size has proven to be the best option.
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July 27, 2015
2 months ago
Growing Zone:
Coco plant
So far my plant is doing good, has lots of new growth. I have it in a bucket at this time DNS plan to transplant to a Niger container. Getting ready for the onset of winter.
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September 26, 2014
1 year ago
Ugly but hopeful
When I purchased my Theobroma, NOWHERE did it say it had to have a mate to bear fruit! It had brown leaves. I understood. It would, after all, spend life in a pot, not in the wilds of a garden. But, only much later was there a hint of its not being self pollinating.
Theo and I feel cheated. I can't afford to buy him a bride, and Theo must have a life doomed to celibacy. And now, there are no more brown leaves; so green, and lonely...
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September 7, 2014
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
Growth Rate
Doing good!
So far this one is doing well, a little slow to start, but seems to be perking up!!
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October 9, 2014
Mahwah, NJ, US
1 year ago
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Who wouldn't want to grow their own chocolate??
Donna W on Aug 24, 2015
Is the plant producing fruit right now?
A shopper on Jun 25, 2014
Best Answer: No, they do not come bearing fruit.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Jan 22, 2015
What type of Cocao is this plant? Is it Criollo, Forastero, Trinitario or Nacional?
djw2189 on Jun 21, 2014
Best Answer: The Cocoa Plant is the Theobroma cacao.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jun 25, 2014
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How big is the plant in the 1 gallon container?
A shopper on Jun 25, 2014
Best Answer: The one gallon size is between a half a foot to one foot tall.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jun 27, 2014
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Can I grow the chocolate plant in the Seattle, Washington area?
A shopper on Aug 30, 2014
Best Answer: Yes the Chocolate Cocoa plant will grow very well in Seattle, however it will need to be planted in a pot and brought indoors when the weather is cold.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Sep 3, 2014
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can the cocoa tree fruit can be eating raw?
A shopper on Aug 2, 2014
Best Answer: Yes the Cocoa beans can be eaten raw but in moderation. The beans can disrupt sleeping schedules Many of the nutrition and health benefits are lost when cocoa beans are processed, so eating them raw is more beneficial. t's recommended to blend the beans into a smoothie with honey or sweetener added.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Aug 4, 2014
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How does the plant pollinate and do you need multiples?
Rachal B on Jul 17, 2014
Best Answer: The Chocolate Cocoa Plant isn't self pollinating. It needs a mate to pollinate with in order to fruit.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jul 21, 2014
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How long does a cocoa plant grow?
A shopper on Jul 22, 2014
Best Answer: The cacao can bear melons for 20 years. It is at its peak for fruit production from years 3 through13. Any fungal infiltrations can cut its life considerably, however.
Reply · Report · Paul N on Aug 18, 2014
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I am confused. If this plant can be grown in a container then why is it up to 50 feet tall, or did I miss-read something?
Julie W on Aug 10, 2014
Best Answer: Typically when you container grow a Chocolate plant it will reach about 8ft tall.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Oct 21, 2014
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How soon until production once I recive it?
David S on Jan 10, 2015
Best Answer: It can take up to 4 years.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Jan 22, 2015
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How wide is that canopy of this tree? How far from a structure should it be planted?
A shopper on Sep 16, 2014
Best Answer: The Chocolate Plant grows tall and narrow.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Jan 22, 2015
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How do we know which cacao plant is either male or female plant in order to have thier fruits?

Rieko Wada
Cacao creation on May 8, 2015
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Will do the container planting what size should I use and the type of soil will sit out site?
wynne m on Aug 15, 2015
Best Answer: Hi Wynne
It will depend on the size you purchase. If you go with the 1 gallon I would use a 3 gallon container. If you get the 4-5 foot I would go with at least a 5-7 gallon container. This will only grow year round in zones 10-11.Other zones it will need to be brought indoors before cool weather sets in.
Reply · Report · Lisa BStaff on Aug 20, 2015
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W/the larger specimens, 4-5 ft. $99.00 ea, can 2 mates be planted together in a 15 gal ceramic pot & live happily ever after?
Job M on Aug 30, 2015
Best Answer: Not sure, mine never recovered from shipment and planting....

Reply · Report · JAMES H on Aug 30, 2015
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i asked you guys if this was the arriba nacional and i havent got an answer. i just got my tree in the mail and it says its a theobroma cacao which is a geneticaly altered cacao. you clearly state on your website that your trees are non gmo. im really disapointed. i want my money back or i will consider suing your company for false advertising. i will call you tomorrow to talk more to you about this?
paul h on May 28, 2015
Best Answer: Hi Paul,

Theobroma cacao is the genus classification of cacao. Of this genus there are four major species of cacao: Criollo, Forastero, Trinitario and Nacional. Plants belonging to the Theobroma family are grown in the tropics in a band between 10 to 20 degrees north and south of the equator, sometimes called the "Cocoa Belt". The cacao tree is often grown in the shades of other trees. The fruits may be brownish-yellow to purple, and contain 20-40 seeds or cacao beans. The term Theobroma is not indicative of GMO. Again it is simply a part of the cacao tree's scientific classification. I have personally ordered cacao trees from FGTs and found them to be nice, healthy, little specimens. Just remember, they are tropical natives. Therefore, warmth and humidity are essential to success. Also these are understory trees so if you live in a warm climate and plan to plant it outside then it would do well under another tree that can break up the direct sunlight. If not grow it inside in a very bright, warm window and provide supplemental moisture. There are many online resources to help you successful grow your cacao tree.
Reply · Report · MoBe on May 28, 2015
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Will it do ok without humidity?
David S on Jan 10, 2015
Best Answer: Yes, however to can mist your plant daily with a spray bottle to give it more humidty.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Jan 22, 2015
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Is this the smallest and least expensive cocoa plant you offer? It is a lot to invest into a plant that might not survive.
Nancy w on Aug 20, 2014
Best Answer: This is the smallest least expensive Cocoa Plant that we have, at our lowest price possible. You can always add a one year warranty to your order if you're worried. Our plants are strong and healthy.
Reply (1) · Report · Allison BStaff on Aug 22, 2014
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If I purchase TWO Theobromas in one order, will ONE of your limited warranties cover the both plants?
Job M on Aug 30, 2015
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Their cacao trees aren't ccn-51 strains. Keep up the good work fastgrowingtrees. ?
paul h on May 28, 2015
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Are your cocoa trees the ariba nacinal strain? There is a gmo strain called ccn-51, please tell me my tree on its way is ariba nacinal and not this ccn-51 strain.
paul h on May 27, 2015
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Can I grow this plant in Texas, in greenhouses?
Sara R on Feb 5, 2015
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