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    Chocolate Cocoa 'Cacao' Plant for Sale

    Chocolate Cocoa 'Cacao' Plant for Sale


Chocolate Cocoa 'Cacao' Plant

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-t- Patio Planting Kit
Patio Planting Kit

Our Patio Kit allows you to easily pot up your patio plant in a container with the soil and fertilizer your plant requires.

Your patio kit includes:
  1. 12in x 12in container - Perfect size for any patio plant. Made in the USA

  2. Root Rocket™ - Mycorrhizal Fungi, Provides the optimal nutrition to start your patio plant off the right way

  3. 3 bags of Patio Planting Mix - This mix is specially formulated to give your patio plant maximum results.

Container Fert Tabs Patio Mix
12in Container Root Rocket™ Patio Planting Mix
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Chocolate Cocoa 'Cacao' Plant Planting Mix

Helps your Chocolate Cocoa 'Cacao' Plant get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

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 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents
-t- Root Rocket™ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ 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 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer

Growing Zones: 5-11 patio / 10-11 outdoors

Growing Zones 10-11 outdoors This plant is recommended for zones:

5-11 patio
10-11 outdoors

You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

15-30 ft.


Partial Sun

Botanical Name:

Theobroma cacao

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Make Delicious Chocolate in your Home!

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.

Customer Reviews

4.1 / 5.0
8 Reviews
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Growth Rate
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...
September 7, 2014
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
Cocoa tree
The tree arrived alive but I'm really struggling. An exotic plant should come with better directions.
July 27, 2015
1 year ago
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
September 2, 2014
over 2 years ago
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.
July 29, 2015
Safety Harbor, FL
1 year 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.
July 27, 2015
1 year 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.
September 26, 2014
over 2 years 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.
July 28, 2015
Waleska, GA
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!!
October 9, 2014
Mahwah, NJ
over 2 years ago

Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for 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.

Questions & Answers

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Who wouldn't want to grow their own chocolate??
Donna W on Aug 24, 2015
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
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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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: i am growing mine in a container simply because the weather would not permit plant surveil through the winters in my region. it had doubled in seize since i got it a few months ago and loves the humid weather we have during the summer. it will need to be four years old before fruiting and as long as it grows in a container i will prune it to about 18-20 feet as this is what my ceilings support in winter. hop this helps
Reply (1) · Report · Nicole S on Aug 11, 2014
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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: It's a tall, skinny dude as a youngster, and I'm growing mine in a pot. I understand they grow seeds at 5'+, and can be in the 20s. The best site I've found for show and tell is: Growing The Ultimate Aphrodisiac (Chocolate) with Marjory Wildcraft, on you tube.
Make sure you buy two. I'm saving pennies to get another so my Theo1 can get married. He's grown more leaves and looking good. Enjoy!
Reply · Report · tim t on Sep 16, 2014
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How long before these trees produce fruit? I notice other fast growing trees on here can produce as early as that season more likely the next. Are these grafted as well or is it going to take years 4 years?
Sunnie A on Jun 3, 2016
Best Answer: Our cocoa tree started growing as soon as we planted it and is still growing and full of leaves. There is no fruit yet but it has been less than 1 year. Hopefully next year but we'll see.
Reply · Report · Roger G on Jun 3, 2016
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Is it true that if I only purchase one cacoa tree that it will not pollinate and produce fruit without me having to purchase a second plant?
Tanner on Jun 7, 2016
Best Answer: It is not self pollinating, so you would need to buy 2 or more in order for it to produce.
Reply · Report · Robyn .Staff on Jun 8, 2016
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Will this plant do well in Farmington ,New Mexico and delaware ?
Frances on Dec 4, 2015
Best Answer: The Growing Zones: 5-11 patio / 10-11 outdoors. Click the link to look up what growing zone your in. http://www.fast-growing-trees.com/USDA-Plant-Hardiness-Zone-Map.htm
Reply · Report · Robyn .Staff on Dec 4, 2015
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How should we space out the plant?
ArtyCuen on Sep 29, 2015
Best Answer: Chocolate Plants do not get very wide. You can space them about 5-10 ft apart.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Oct 2, 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: Any good amended potting medium will work. Make sure to use a container with plenty of drainage and placing gravel in the pot before your medium will help it drain well.
Reply · Report · Lisa BStaff on Aug 20, 2015
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What variety of Cacoa do you sell ?
Joshua M on Apr 28, 2016
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