About cloves and nutmeg grown in Thailand, Laos

Cloves (Syzygium aromaticum) are the dried aromatic flower buds used in Western and Thai as well as Lao cuisine. Originally they came from the Maluku Islands in Indonesia but are nowadays also grown in Thailand, Laos and other tropical countries. At Discovery Garden Pattaya and Nong Khai we have clove and nutmeg plants on display and for sale.

Even the clove leaves look tasty and fresh

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Thai strawberry guava trees bear lots of fruits

Few Thais and foreigners have ever seen strawberry guava trees (Psidium cattleyanum) nor tasted the delicious little red fruits. At Discovery Garden Pattaya and Nong Khai we have planted several cherry guava (another name) trees that bear a lot of fruits. We also have quite big Psidium cattleyanum trees for sale in Thailand and Laos.

The fruits are first green

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Making chocolate from Thai cocoa

Visit our “Chocolate Academy” and learn how you can make your first home made chocolate from fresh Thai cocoa. At Discovery Garden in Pattaya we not only grow Thai cocoa seedlings, we also ferment cocoa and make a basic homemade chocolate. It is easy, if you know how to do it.

Cocoa grown in Thailand can be processed to chocolate

Cocoa grown in Thailand can be processed to chocolate

If you want to learn how to make your own homegrown Thai chocolate, you can visit our “Chocolate Academy” at Discovery Garden Pattaya. The next dates scheduled are

November 21 and 22, December  19 and 20.

Reservation is essential since the number of attendants is very limited. Inquire about those events and costs: hansfritschi1957@gmail.com

We also can arrange your private “Chocolate Academy”, minimum attendants are five persons.

Basic Thai chocolate is made in Pattaya

Basic Thai chocolate is made in Pattaya

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Fresh Thai cocoa seeds available

You need very fresh cocoa seeds if you want to grow your own chocolate in your Thai or Lao garden. At Discovery Garden outlets in Pattaya and Nong Khai we have fresh cocoa seeds for sale.

Thai cocoa seeds for sale Laos

You only need a few cocoa seeds if you want to grow your own chocolate in Thailand

When I first tried to grow cocoa in Pattaya and Nong Khai I first dried my fresh seeds carefully in the sun and thus killed them for good. Once cocoa seeds are out of their protective seed pods, they have to be planted fresh as soon as possible, since they can only germinate within the first 14 days.

Thais hardly know cocoa and their fresh seeds

Thais hardly know cocoa and their fresh seeds

After germination the seedlings and plants have to be kept in a shaded location. Coco plants grown from seeds typically bear first fruits after 3 to 4 years.

Order your fresh cocoa seeds right here: https://discovery-garden.net/?product=cocoa-seeds

Read more about chocolate making: https://discovery-garden.net/making-chocolate-from-cocoa-beans/