Planting Cacao Seedlings

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@ilocosboy (34393)
Philippines
July 4, 2017 4:03am CST
Because cacao would be extremely in demand by the year 2020 and there will be shortage of cacao in the market so our government is concentrating to cacao tree planting in our region. Cacao is the main ingredient for chocolate. No cacao beans mean no more chocolate. There may be substitute for coffee but there is no substitute for ingredients for chocolates. To avoid the scarcity of chocolates by 2020, we are planting lots of cacao seedlings to produce 1 million of kilos of cacao beans in our region alone. How's that?
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@Elisa1234 (7653)
• United States
4 Jul
Woah! Amazing! I love chocolates!
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@ilocosboy (34393)
• Philippines
4 Jul
Well, lets plant cacao seedlings for the sake of chocolates
@Elisa1234 (7653)
• United States
4 Jul
@ilocosboy Okaym I will go to ilocos tomorrow
@ilocosboy (34393)
• Philippines
4 Jul
@Elisa1234 maybe your place is also planting cacao, hmm, better check it out.
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@vsai2008 (7581)
• India
4 Jul
Awesome !!!!!!!!!!
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@ilocosboy (34393)
• Philippines
4 Jul
That's true
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@vsai2008 (7581)
• India
4 Jul
@ilocosboy Happy planting trees, if you are involved in planting them :)
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@ilocosboy (34393)
• Philippines
4 Jul
@vsai2008 partially I'm involved in tree planting activity
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• United States
4 Jul
You will have plenty of cacao then ilocosboy! This is grand! Yes it will be very beneficial. I would like to see how the chocolate is made out of this plant.
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@ilocosboy (34393)
• Philippines
5 Jul
Yes we will have lots of chocolates by year 2020. No more scarcity of this yummy and sweet tasting food.
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• United States
5 Jul
@ilocosboy It is a precious item
@ilocosboy (34393)
• Philippines
5 Jul
@TiarasOceanView yes, just imagine the world without chocolate
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• United States
4 Jul
Wow that's a good idea! Happy planting
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@ilocosboy (34393)
• Philippines
5 Jul
Its just so timely because its rainy season here
• United States
5 Jul
@ilocosboy so that will help it grow you'll have a lot of cacao and probably be able to sell it too!
@ilocosboy (34393)
• Philippines
5 Jul
@infatuatedbby that's the idea. The government will help in the marketing of cacao beans.
@mandala100 (28502)
• Hong Kong
4 Jul
@ilocosboy Wow! That's a very wise move to anticipate the future demand!
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@ilocosboy (34393)
• Philippines
4 Jul
well, that's what we are, just like our program against global warming. pro-active we are.
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@mandala100 (28502)
• Hong Kong
4 Jul
@ilocosboy That's cool my friend.
@ilocosboy (34393)
• Philippines
5 Jul
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@wiLLmaH (8156)
• Singapore, Singapore
4 Jul
Is this projected supported by government?
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@ilocosboy (34393)
• Philippines
4 Jul
Yes, usually the local government units find some idle lands or identify the location where the seedling should be planted. Also the LGU should allot funds to acquire seedlings and distribute it to the people in the barangay.
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@wiLLmaH (8156)
• Singapore, Singapore
5 Jul
@ilocosboy wow! that's a good thing to project in a community. in few years, hope your town will be named the Cacao CApital of Philippines :)
@ilocosboy (34393)
• Philippines
5 Jul
@wiLLmaH there's already a town in our province known for cacao, and they are celebrating Cacao festival.
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@HeartBM (305)
• Philippines
4 Jul
Wowowow! I really love chocolates. So kudos to our country for planting cacao!
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@ilocosboy (34393)
• Philippines
4 Jul
Lets plant cacao tree so there always be chocolate in the market
@HeartBM (305)
• Philippines
4 Jul
@ilocosboy yap sure. But i dont have land to plant it on hahaha. But wehat we have is mangoe trees
@ilocosboy (34393)
• Philippines
4 Jul
@HeartBM the problem with mangoes is that we are already over supply of its fruits, and its seasonal. I've heard cacao flowers and have fruits most of the time of the year.
@thelme55 (13082)
• Germany
4 Jul
Cacao planting is good. I have cacao plant in my yard and have harvested the fruits for my own consumption. I have made my own chocolate a few months ago when I was in the Philippines.
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@ilocosboy (34393)
• Philippines
5 Jul
Really, wow, maybe I can make my own chocolate too when they produce fruits
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@thelme55 (13082)
• Germany
5 Jul
@ilocosboy yes, you can. I have even wrote a blog at Niume how I made them.
@cahaya1983 (10163)
• Malaysia
4 Jul
That's great! My grandfather used to have many cacao plants in his orchard. I hope those cacao plants grow nice and healthy!
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@ilocosboy (34393)
• Philippines
4 Jul
with the guidance of the department of agriculture and the modern way of farming now, the mortality rate of the plants are high.
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4 Jul
@ilocosboy I have cacao plants in my yard and now I wonder why it did not bare any fruits anymore.
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@ilocosboy (34393)
• Philippines
4 Jul
Maybe it need to pollinate, you need to find he bees, he he. Or maybe the cacao true is already too old to have the fruit.
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@shivamani10 (11156)
• Hyderabad, India
4 Jul
yes. This is what I read in one of the posts on this sites. This is a good idea to go for Cocoa plantation.
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@ilocosboy (34393)
• Philippines
4 Jul
that's right
@acelawrites (10866)
• Philippines
4 Jul
It is good that you are planting cacao trees; every region where it grows well should do the same to meet local demands.
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@ilocosboy (34393)
• Philippines
4 Jul
Actually I'm not, just attended a seminar and got interest to planting cacao seedlings
@manasamanu (3758)
• Bangalore, India
4 Jul
OMG no chocolate, that's hard to even hear then how the world will be without it. We must all plant Cacao saplings so that there will be more and more of chocolates everytime.
@ilocosboy (34393)
• Philippines
5 Jul
That's what our government is doing now, urging everyone to plant cacao seedlings
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• Bangalore, India
5 Jul
@ilocosboy That's really a good idea, every government should follow it.
@Tracy04 (10606)
• Malaysia
4 Jul
That's a good idea.
@ilocosboy (34393)
• Philippines
5 Jul
Yap, we must plant cacao.
@Tracy04 (10606)
• Malaysia
5 Jul
@ilocosboy cacao - chocolate -
@ridingbet (40155)
• Philippines
5 Jul
when our cacao tree was bearing fruits, we would suck the seeds and these sucked-up seeds will be exposed to the sun.