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West Coast of Costa Rica: good for growing Caco Plants ?

Started this discussion. Last reply by cheebs Jun 24, 2011. 3 Replies

Dear Chocolatereres; My dear friend in Red Hook has some property, along with a group of American Ex Pats,in Western Costa Rica, just south of the equator. He and I have been thinking about what to…Continue

 

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Dear La Vida Coca fans;As I sip my cafe moca (more Moca than Coffee) I was regailed in the localNew York Times (Helo Red Hook) with two health pieces on my favorite bean.http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/30/health/30prevention.html?_r=1 Prevention: Evidence of Heart Benefits From ChocolateBy NICHOLAS BAKALARPublished: August 29, 2011An analysis of studies including more than 100,000 subjects has found…See More
Nov 12, 2011
cheebs replied to Dr D B's discussion West Coast of Costa Rica: good for growing Caco Plants ?
"Agreed... but definitely the norm is 2100 or lower.  I've seem trees here in Guatemala at 3500+ but they were few and far between, and the yield was low and the beans tiny.  At some point it's just not cost-effective."
Jun 24, 2011
brian horsley replied to Dr D B's discussion West Coast of Costa Rica: good for growing Caco Plants ?
"just a note cheebs - cacao will grow much higher than 2100 feet in the right conditions.  I have seen it at 4000 feet before, although it appears that this is not the norm.  but where he is it may very well grow up higher than…"
Jun 24, 2011
cheebs replied to Dr D B's discussion West Coast of Costa Rica: good for growing Caco Plants ?
"Um, Costa Rica is 9 degrees NORTH of the equator, so you might want to re-check your coordinates.   It really depends what type of land it is.  Cacao grows between 0-2100 ft in altitude, in very wet conditions. Naturally, the flatter the…"
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West Coast of Costa Rica: good for growing Caco Plants ?

Dear Chocolatereres; My dear friend in Red Hook has some property, along with a group of American Ex Pats,in Western Costa Rica, just south of the equator. He and I have been thinking about what to do with it. He was after me on Solar Farming, and selling power to the other techies there. I suggested growing Caco plants.Or perhaps both.  There are a few plants are on the property, but not thriving. The word is the jungle has encroached too much and the plants are very fusy. It also takes a few…See More
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Hot Chocolate News at the Times and BMJ

Posted on November 12, 2011 at 8:30am 0 Comments

Dear La Vida Coca fans;

As I sip my cafe moca (more Moca than Coffee) I was regailed in the local

New York Times (Helo Red Hook) with two health pieces on my favorite bean.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/30/health/30prevention.html?_r=1

 

Prevention: Evidence of Heart Benefits From…

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