|COLA NITIDA - Kola Nut, Goora Nut |
A tropical African relative of the cocoa tree. Grows well in protected areas of South Florida. A handsome tree, to 40', bears leathery pods, whose seeds are the kola "nuts" famous for their role in Coca Cola and other drinks. The nuts are chewed in Africa. They supposedly improve the flavor of food. Slightly bitter (water drunk afterwards makes them very sweet). Propagated by seed, individually in final container as they do not transplant well.