growing climate florida vs. hawaii - cacao
i am trying to figure out how it is that cacao seems to grow so easily in your climate and why florida gardeners here are having to give it such special treatment just to keep its leaves from burning even in the shade. i am awaiting the arrival of my 2 trees i just ordered.
our elevation and humidity and rainfall are similar to waialua where i see dole has their cacao orchard. everyone here gives their trees almost complete shade where dole only shades them from morning and late afternoon sun. that just doesnt make sense to me.
does anyone have any thoughts on how our growing conditions might differ?