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Herrania , is it worth planting besides the beautifull flower ?
« on: February 23, 2017, 02:45:11 PM »
Soon time to put some in the ground but hesitant to waste space ....
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Re: Herrania , is it worth planting besides the beautifull flower ?
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2017, 06:11:46 PM »
They don't take much space and they don't need sun either.
There are many and a small collection is nice.  Some have decent pulp and are even used for chocolate but you would need a lot to make processing worthwhile.
Peter

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Re: Herrania , is it worth planting besides the beautifull flower ?
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2017, 05:08:11 PM »
They don't take much space and they don't need sun either.
There are many and a small collection is nice.  Some have decent pulp and are even used for chocolate but you would need a lot to make processing worthwhile.
Peter

Could I mixed them ( the beans ) with the T. cacao beans Peter ?
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Re: Herrania , is it worth planting besides the beautifull flower ?
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2017, 08:14:03 PM »
That is a good question.  I don't see why not and some of the historical literature refers to the use of certain Herrania seeds in the same way that cacao is.  I think they are great little plants.  I have
Cuatra  casana
Angustafolia
Nycteroendrum
Balansae
Purpurea
I think those are the right names.  I also have a couple of rare theobromas but those generally grow bigger.
Peter

 

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