“We got cocoa plant seeds three years ago and the largest plant is now 1.5 meters tall. We hope to get cocoa from it soon,” says Guðríður Helgadóttir, administrator at Reykir in Ölfus. The tropical greenhouse now boasts five thriving cocoa plants.
The greenhouse in South Iceland already has good experience of growing coffee beans—as there are already five very productive coffee plants there. “There will be a good coffee harvest this year; one plant produces yellow beans and another red; it is very good coffee.”