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Theobroma grandiflorum, Cupuasu, Copoasu, Cupuacu

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Family: Malvaceae
Cupuasu, Copoasu, Cupuacu
Origin: South America
small tree 10-20 ftfull sunshadesemi-shadeethnomedicaledibleultra tropical, min. temp. 55Fincuded in CD catalog

A small to medium tree in the Rainforest canopy which belongs to the Chocolate family and can reach up to 60Ft Rainforest regions with it seeds being dispersed by birds and monkeys which feast on the tasty fruit pulp. Indigenous tribes as well as local communities along the Amazon have cultivated Cupuacu as a primary food source for generations. In remote times, Cupuacu seeds were traded along the Rio Negro and Upper Orinoco rivers where river tribes drink Cupuacu juice after it has been blessed by a shaman to facilitate difficult births. Cupuacu fruit has been a primary food source in the Rainforest for both indigenous tribes and animals. It is about the size of a cantaloupe and is highly prized for its creamy exotic tasting pulp. The pulp occupies approximately one-third of the fruit and is used throughout Brazil and Peru to make fresh juice, ice cream, jam and tarts. The fruit ripens in the rainy months from January to April and is considered a culinary delicacy in South American cities where demand outstrips supply. Like chocolate, the fruit has a large center seed pod filled with "beans", which the Tikuna tribe utilize for abdominal pains. Ethnomedical properties: nutritive, stimulant, tonic.


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Cupuacu - rare exotic fruit tree. Belongs to the Chocolate family. It is about the size of a cantaloupe and is highly prized for its creamy exotic tasting pulp. The pulp occupies approximately one-third of the fruit and is used throughout Brazil and Peru to make fresh juice, ice cream, jam and tarts.

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Express shipping. Will be shipped by Express Mail/UPS Next Day/FedEx Next Day (except Florida, where UPS/FedEx ground takes 1 day). No replacements or refunds on this item, we provide the best packaging. Watch for the delivery, do not keep the package on a sunny porch!
This plant requires warm and humid conditions, above 50F. If you live outside Tropics, greenhouse is a must for successful growing.
This item is certified for shipping to California.
Grown in 1 gal pot

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