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Dmaxx69

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Theobroma Bicolor pollination
« on: May 09, 2022, 04:40:18 PM »
Aloha, I couldn't find much information on theobroma bicolor and whether or not it is self pollinating. I currently have one seedling ready to plant and wanted to ask if it will cross pollinate with other theobroma species nearby or if I should grab another seedling and plant in a pair? There are 3 cacao trees in the vicinity I want to plant. Mahalo
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Re: Theobroma Bicolor pollination
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2022, 10:26:10 PM »
What we call Pataxte, t. bicolor, is self fertile.
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Re: Theobroma Bicolor pollination
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2022, 12:21:54 AM »
Aloha, thank you! 🤙 I'll be planting it tomorrow then

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Re: Theobroma Bicolor pollination
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2022, 02:37:09 AM »
Yep self fertile. Mines set fruit by itself last year but the wind knocked it off.
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