cacao tree

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Noun1.cacao tree - tropical American tree producing cacao beanscacao tree - tropical American tree producing cacao beans
cacao bean, cocoa bean - seed of the cacao tree; ground roasted beans are source of chocolate
genus Theobroma, Theobroma - cacao plants
angiospermous tree, flowering tree - any tree having seeds and ovules contained in the ovary
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Side grafting technology is done by inserting a pencil-size cacao budwood stick to a triangle cut in a trunk of an old cacao tree, and covering the grafted cacao with cellophane to avoid rain water.
The cacao tree starts to bear fruits three to five years after planted, he explained.
2 GET BACK TO THE ROOTS WHAT: A tour through a cacao farm WHERE: Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica CHOCOLATE has a rich history in Costa Rica, where seeds from the cacao tree have been used in ceremonial drinks, as currency and for desserts.
Chocolate comes from cocoa beans that are grown on the cacao tree in countries like Ghana and the Ivory Coast.
The cacao tree, and in particular the drinks made from its dried seeds, has long been linked to the Maya and other ancient civilisations in Mesoamerica - a heritage embraced by chocolate companies that produce goods with monikers like Maya Gold.
It begins with the cacao tree, an evergreen tree that grows to be up to 8 meters (26 feet) tall.
Additionally, teens will learn about the cacao tree and how chocolate is produced.
Theobroma cacao, or cacao tree, is the source of one of the world's most delicious and familiar products ...
They were able to trace the evolution of the fruitback 65 million years, finding an ancient relationship to the cacao tree, whose seeds produce chocolate.
There ( is a trend for consuming cold-pressed cocoa beans 6 the fruit of the Theobroma cacao tree 6 and claims are made about ( raw cocoa being more potent in its ability to improve health.
Johnston echoes this sentiment adding: "For the chocolate makers crafting from the bean, our main challenge is going to continue to be how we can support the cacao farmers to use better farming techniques to grow and ultimately sell high-quality cocoa beans, without ending up as many do, with unethical practices such as child labour or growing high-production cacao tree varieties, that yield low-taste beans." She continues, "It's ultimately also a learning curve for consumers - that much like other industries - if you are paying cheap prices for chocolate, it's likely made a number of people pretty unhappy along the way."