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drnicko

Dentist by day....horticulturist by night. Love fragrant tropicals and fruits. Self taught grafter and tissue culturist. www.thebloomingjungle.com

Theobroma Cacao

  • Season Icon Mid AutumnMid Autumn 2016
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drnicko

Good morning....hope everyone enjoyed the xtra hour in bed. #Cacao #pods in #CostaRica 😎 The #fruit #cacaobutter is delicious sucked off the #seeds tastes so #fresh 😃🌴 #theobroma #tropicalplants #tropicalfruit #chocolate

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mikethegardener

@drnicko Morning Nicko! Have a great day. Long time no 'speak'. Guess you enjoyed Costa Rica...?! 😊

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drnicko

@mikethegardener good morning! I don't feel like we had too much of a "no speak". Good old FB has allowed me to still see your lovely garden over the summer! Yes had lovely time thanks 👍 Now to start winterising my garden 😫😫

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nessas

Lovely colours 👌🏻

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juliesgarden

Morning Nicko , love these colours on the pods 👍👍

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drnicko

@juliesgarden morning!! 😃 & ta @nessas they look almost edible 😂😂

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brightcolours

#tastesensation

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maryamfitzpatrick

Are you a real human being and man and that good with growing from seed train me please. Lol you are good

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drnicko

#Chocolate #seeds #germinating with #giberellicacid on dishcloth within 24hrs!! #theobroma #cacao #tropicalfruit #tropical

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nessas

Wow that's ace 🙌🏻

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charlottejhurst

Very cool 🤗🤗

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juliesgarden

Wow 😳 that's quick

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drnicko

They're usually difficult and go mouldy....think I'm getting my proceed better now!! 😎

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susieg

You could become a chocolatier at this rate!

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drnicko

@susieg you've hit the nail on the head!! I'm already starting to learn the art of chocolate making and made great contacts for getting organic, sustainable chocolate beans. Watch this space!! 👍👍

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Jason

@drnicko We also cultivate these #cacao here in Jamaica. Sadly most of the farms are currently being impacted by the #frostypoddisease. Have u heard of it?

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drnicko

Just been reading all about the diseases for coffee and chocolate. I grow various coffee varieties already in UK and have some small theobroma trees I've grown from seed. Might have to ask you if you can get me some fresh green blue mountain coffee seeds?? 😃😃 @Jason

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susieg

How fabulous would that be!!!!!

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drnicko

@susieg lots of hard work now learning and researching. Hope to be able to produce some coffee & chocolate on my plants in next few years as well

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Jason

It wud a challenge to get those coffee beans @drnicko. I am living miles away from the plantation in another parish actually.

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