Does anyone with a dedicated lowland greenhouse fancy growing a chocolate plant, Theobroma cacao? This is related to my workplace, which has a link with chocolate production, and we have a few young Theobroma plants, one of which needs an alternative permanent home, partly because we are limited for space, and partly as a backup in case of losses. The plant would be on "semi-permanent loan", so would effectively become your plant unless we needed a cutting or young plant back again in case of losses.
If anyone is interested please contact me, UK growers only please.
Chocolate plant anyone?
Posted 15 July 2012 - 08:43 AM
Posted 15 July 2012 - 12:52 PM
I always mean to ask. What is your job Stephen?
Posted 15 July 2012 - 15:26 PM
I am an ecologist for the National Trust, covering Yorkshire and the North East of England. The chocolate link comes from our offices, which are in the home of Noel Terry, who ran Terry's chocolate early last century (Chocolate Orange etc), and are the other side of York racecourse from the original chocolate factory. Sadly, production no longer takes place there, as Kraft bought out Terry's and moved production to Eastern Europe… I haven't eaten a Chocolate Orange since!
Posted 15 July 2012 - 18:01 PM
So the plants are there to be historically preserved.
Posted 26 August 2012 - 20:23 PM
I'm looking since 2008 of fresh seeds from the chocolate plant :/