Cocoa tree (theobroma cacao)

Catalog # 18 - First grown by the mexican indians and brought to Europe with the conquistadors, it is a wide branching evergreen with pendant leaves that can grow to 4 ft (1.2m) when potted. Its small diffused yellow flowers gather in auxillary clusters. The large ribbed red fruit pictured contains 1" bean seeds which will produce the source of chocolate after ripening, roasting and grinding. (200 seeds per pound) This plant does well under shade, or partial sunlight.