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Theobroma cacao subsp. sphaerocarpum

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Family: Malvaceae (mal-VAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Theobroma (thee-OH-broh-muh) (Info)
Species: cacao subsp. sphaerocarpum

Synonym:Theobroma sphaerocarpum

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Category:
Edible Fruits and Nuts
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)
20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Spacing:
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Light Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Pale Pink

Bloom Time:
Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:
Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Other details:
Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel

Seed Collecting:
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds

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Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Boca Raton, Florida



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