@theketoculture, Planting of the cacao tree is the first step for creating scrumptious dark chocolate.
It is very essential to plant cacao trees in rows so there is a good amount of distance between each. Before planting, it is necessary to dig holes to stir the earth and loosen it.
Seeds are never sown directly.It is always done in a nursery cover and planted once the plant is 6 months or more. Sow the seeds in small baskets and fill it with fine soil with organic manure.
Budding, grafting techniques are used to obtain correct variety and high yielding plants.