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Chocolate Tree pictures - Growing from seed

Most people have never seen a chocolate tree, and its even difficult to find photographs of them. So, if all else fails, grow your own ... 
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Cocoa beans

two sprouting cocoa beans
two beans burst through the surface of the soil
Cocoa bean starting to open  cocoa bean wide open  cocoa bean half open  Two sprouting cocoa beans at different stages.
the skin falls off, the wierd wrinkly bean opens out, like an easter egg, and reveals ... a baby chocolate tree!

all images copyright E. Baird, 2008