Cacao (Theobroma cacao) trees grow up to 25 feet tall and wide, according to Purdue University. Each tree should be given an area that is 13 1/2 by 16 1/2 feet as the Department of Science and Technology of the Philippines advises. Cacao fruit, called pods, are harvested for the beans, which are processed to make chocolate.
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