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This tree is the principle source of cocoa, grown throughout the wet lowland tropics. After fermentation and roasting, the seeds yield the cocoa and chocolate of commerce. Flowers and fruits are born on the woody trunks and limbs.
The USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map is the standard by which gardeners and growers can determine which plants are most likely to thrive at a location. The map is based on the average annual minimum winter temperature, divided into 10-degree F zones.