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Chocolate Cocoa Plant

Make Delicious Chocolate in your Home!

Size:  1 Gallon
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List: $119.90
Sale: $59.95
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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. DIEHARD Transplant - 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 DIEHARD Transplant Patio Planting Mix
Sale: $34.95
Planting Mix for Herbs & Spices
Tropical Planting Mix

Specially developed to help your Tropical Plants 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.

Soil Contents
Sale: $6.99
Herbs & Spices
Transplant Fertilizer
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 need 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

DIEHARD Transplant
Sale: $5.95

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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: 5-11 patio / 10-11 outdoors

Mature Height: 15-30 ft.
Sunlight: Partial Shade
Soil Conditions: Adaptable
Botanical Name: Theobroma cacao
Growing Zones 5-11 patio / 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 Plant

Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

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

3.8 / 5.0
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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
7 months ago
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
8 months 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
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September 2, 2014
8 months ago
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
From Mahwah, NJ, US
7 months ago
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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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.
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Can I grow this plant in Texas, in greenhouses?
Sara R on Feb 5, 2015
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Due to cold weather in some parts of the country, we have suspended shipping to the areas that are shaded on the map below. Please view the diagram to determine if your area has been affected. This includes anyone in Growing Zones 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our Growing Zone Finder.

We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date. If you live in a shaded area but wish to receive your product(s) now, please visit our contact us page here or call a customer service rep toll free at 888-504-2001.

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Will my Trees and Shrubs Look Like the Photographs?

Most trees and plants on the website are pictured in their mature form. Depending on the product and growth rate, mature development can take years for your plant to resemble the photos.

Picture the last time you took a walk in the woods. The young trees were not miniature bonsai versions of mature trees. Instead they were naturally thin and lanky. Young trees are programmed to race toward the light, before the competing vegetation crowds them out. Once established at 10 feet or more, they start developing a wide canopy and shedding lower limbs.

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Late spring to early fall
trees are shipped potted
Some dormant trees
prefer to be potted
Most dormant trees shipped in the
late fall through spring arrive bare root

Bare Root trees are shipped without dirt or any green foliage showing. Some customers who have never planted bare root before, think that they received a "dead stick" with roots. These dormant trees are basically sleeping over the winter as most trees do. Because of their hibernation-like stage, this is a great way to transplant these trees. Since a bare root tree lacks foliage, they need very little moisture.

Most Trees and Shrubs are Pruned Before Shipping... at No Cost to You

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Pruning makes plants appear to be less-full than the ones you may have seen at your local big box garden center. A retailer's goal is to have plants look their best while sitting in the store. Our goal is to have them look the best after you plant them.

Pruned trees and shrubs not only travel better, but become established much quicker. So rather than supporting extra foliage, they put their energy into sending out deep roots. Once that happens, your plants become hardier and quickly explode with new top growth. Above the ground, pruning helps your plants develop a more attractive form.