I just contacted Caribbean Cuts and the gentleman on the phone told me that the USDA has prohibited the Cocao Pod being brought into the country. I realize the post is old, but I thought I'd mention it.
Also, I have contacted the Montoso Gardens and their website is saying that the fruit will be available in November or December.
Now, I'm wondering who is correct??? Any ideas?
It's illegal to bring any foreign, live plant material into the US. Unless you have an APHIS permit (permission from the USDA). No tickee, no washee. No permit, it's illegal. With permit, it's completely legal.