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Do cocoa trees grow in Australia?
Last Updated: 17th January, 2020
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Likewise, does cocoa grow in Australia?
According to its website, Cadbury currently uses cocoa beans from Ghana and Asia for Australian products. Cocoa is usually cultivated 10 degrees either side of the Equator because cocoa trees grow well in humid tropical climates.
Subsequently, question is, where do cocoa trees grow? The production of cocoa begins in the tropical regions around the Equator, where the hot and humid climate is well suited for growing cocoa trees. 70% of the world's cocoa beans come from four West African countries: Ivory Coast, Ghana, Nigeria and Cameroon.
Also to know is, can I grow a cocoa tree?
As a cultivated plant for the container gardener, the chocolate tree is easy to grow but it needs a bit of room to produce fruit. Plants are generally grown from seed and need 3-4 years to reach fruiting size. So to grow chocolate inside, a large, sunny and warm spot is needed.
Where is chocolate produced in Australia?
One of the pioneers of Australian chocolate is Daintree Estates at Mossman, north Queensland, which labels itself as "Australia's first commercially grown and produced single origin chocolate". The company grows, harvests, processes and markets its own product range.