Would you want to grow chocolate in your backyard?
Do I even need to ask?
I’ve been looking all over for an expert on growing cacao, and I found Alex with Tropical Mango Rare & Exotic Fruit Nursery, in Phoenix, AZ who is going to tell us all about it.
I’m so excited that we theoretically can grow chocolate sustainably and on a micro-farming scale (you can probably tell by looking at my face in the interview, LOL).
You’ll find out
– what temperature range Cacao produces in
– what temps the plant can survive
– how much space you need
– what fertility is required
– amount of chocolate per plant
– light requirements
Yes, these plants do need to be babied… But in my mind, this is the whole purpose of having a green house in your backyard 🙂
I am thinking of creating a challenge of building greenhouses and producing chocolate! LOL. Drop me a comment if you are interested. We’re going to be doing a lot more with greenhouses in the future, for sure.