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Jason

Horticulture is God's gift to me. It is my escape from the things that would otherwise take a toll on life. It has taught me so many lessons.

Theobroma Cacao

  • Season Icon Early AutumnEarly Autumn 2016
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Jason

@Susanandsteve this is the cocoa I was telling you about.

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Jason

It has to be peeled and cooked. It is has starch just like potatoes. I love it becuz it’s tasty ha! ha!

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blueheart

@Jason does it taste like chocolate? Cuz I love me some chocolate!!!

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garvinjohny

This looks like dasheen. It's a staple that grows in the ground. You harvest the fruit just like you do when you harvest potatoes,yams etc.

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Jason

Yes @garvinjohny u are from the Caribbean so know what I am talking about. No @blueheart it is not that type of cocoa. It sounds confusing but, we have that type here too. It grows on trees in pods. There is currently an outbreak of a disease called frosty pod. Our local authorities are doing all they can to control it.

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Jason

@garvinjohny it is similar to dasheen.It is cultivated in well drained soil unlike dasheen which is grown in waterlogged soil conditions.

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blueheart

@jason oh boy, looks like the price of chocolate may be goin up

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