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Theobroma bicolor, White cacao, Macambo, Motelo

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 Theobroma bicolor
Family: Malvaceae
White cacao, Macambo, Motelo
Origin: Central and South America
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterEdibleUltra tropical, min. temperature 55FFlood tolerant

Tree to 12 m. Fruit ellipsoid, 15-20 x 10-11 cm, 0.5-3 kg, gray or greenish before maturity, yellow or yellowish brown at maturity; aril cream to yellow.

This fast growing tree has a small canopy, and can be intercropped with many tree species. It prefers alluvial soils and tolerates minimal flooding. Some seem adapted to deep and prolonged flooding. Macambo also does well in upland environments. The tree slowly increases in size as it ages, and can be very productive. It coppices fairly well, and can produce fruit at times when other fruits are scarce.

Aril eaten fresh or used to prepare juice or ice creams. Traditionally mixed with achiote (Bixa orellana L.) and sugar to make a sweet dessert. The seeds are consumed roasted, boiled, in pastry, and to prepare chocolate. The bad quality fruit are used to animal food.


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 Theobroma bicolor, White cacao, Macambo, Motelo

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Theobroma bicolor, White cacao, Macambo, Motelo

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Theobroma bicolor, White cacao, Macambo, Motelo

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Theobroma bicolor, White cacao, Macambo, Motelo

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Theobroma bicolor, White cacao, Macambo, Motelo

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Theobroma bicolor, White cacao, Macambo, Motelo

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Theobroma bicolor, White cacao, Macambo, Motelo

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White cacao, Macambo, Motelo - rare exotic fruit tree. The flesh and seeds of this large fruit are popular to eat. The seeds are used in soups, or fried as a snack. The empty pods are used as containers and for starting plants.
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!
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Mango-Food - Smart Release Fruit Tree Booster
SUNSHINE-Honey - sugar booster
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Grown in 12" tall container, for 3 gal pot size

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