How Much Room Do You Need to Grow Cacao Trees?

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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