Chocolate in this area grows in the shade of giant mango trees. In fact this chocolate forest that we explored is called "Mango Walk." If you click on the picture and look closely, you can see the tiny blossoms that grow into the cocoa pods you can see on the trees. They are pollinated by tiny "no see-ums," the pests of many Florida beaches. You now know that they have one useful function besides annoying beach combers.
Kate Caroly Carr
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