Module 1: Growing Cocoa_Phase 2

SATCocoa Phase 2: What Varieties of cocoa can be grown in Africa?


Three main varieties of cocoa are grown in Africa:

Criollo
When Criollo pods are ripe, they are long, yellow or red, with deep furrows and big warts.This variety does not produce as much as the others but the cocoa is of very good quality.It is grown mainly in America.
Criollo
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Forastero (Amelonado)
The pods are short, yellow, smooth without warts, with shallow furrows.
This variety produces well, but the quality is not as good as Criollo. It is grown a lot in Africa.
Forastero (Amelonado)
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Trinitario
This variety is a cross between Criollo and Forastero.
The pods are long or short, red and yellow.
It yields cocoa of fairly good quality.
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