"That is true, and though you may find an occasional tree around Puntarenas, it is doubtful there are plantations due the drier climate. Possibly you could jump ship and travel overland from Puntarenas to Cristobal, which would allow you to see some…"
As a small time cacao producer with about 600 trees, I would think that if you have a bean-to-bar process description you might also consider a short (very short, like one or two pages?) seed-to-bean process (planting, growing, harvesting)…"
Welcome to the group. I would be interested to hear any comments you have on your experience of restoring your plantation. There are a lot of abandoned trees in the South Pacific, so rehabilitation is an interesting topic for us and…"
Hi new friends,This is interesting, a forum for chocolate fans. While chocolate is my favorite candy, my main interest is getting my maybe 800 or so trees which I planted in 1984 back into shape after being abandoned for some 15 years. I'm on the south Pacific side of Costa Rica, 400 meters altitude, 200 inches of rain with a jan-march dry season. I won't bore you here with the details, but feel free to ask anything you want about growing.As we know, great chocolates are often combined with…See More
Making hot chocolate and brownies from trees I planted. I planted near 1200 trees in 1984, rose to 2000 lbs per year in about 5 years, then lost 20 years working in US. plus Monilia disease arrived. Now back 15 months ago to restart by cutting them - they re-sprout great! I love growing cacao, but have near 100 other fruits mixed in....
My favorite chocolate is:
I really can't say....but I will invent my own favorite.
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