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dread head vegan
01-16-2009, 08:40 PM
i found a store that sells raw coco beans.. and was wondering has anyone tryed to grow a coco plant? can't really find anything about growing them. i thought it would be a good. idea thanks
01-23-2009, 03:20 AM
If its a whole bean, try to sprout it.....if it sprouts, under the right conditions, it will GROW...
01-27-2009, 09:31 PM
Some of the beans did sprout. They don't do well at all in direct sunlight. They need to be grown in shade. And the temperature cannot get below 40-45 degrees.
01-28-2009, 08:23 AM
Wow....I've never even thought of doing that....fun. Is it a tree or a bush? Now I'm curious.
02-13-2009, 07:34 PM
I think they get up to 15-20 feet.
02-14-2009, 01:19 PM
There is this great eco colony in Hawaii - I think - that planted a grew their own cocoa trees. They grow very quickly if I remember like four years to maturity!
Go to Youtube and type in "Jenna in the jungle" and you will get a list of the whole series she (Jenna Norwood) did whilst touring this amazing place. The actual one that showcases the tree is:
Raw Food Episode 39 - Jenna In The Jungle - Chocolate ...
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