What varieties of cocoa can be grown in Africa?
2. Three main varieties of cocoa are grown in Africa:
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
Varieties of cocoa are grown in
It is grown mainly in America
The pods are short, yellow, smooth without warts, with shallow
furrows. This variety produces well, but the quality is not as qood as Criollo.
It is crown a lot in Africa.
Trinitario This variety is a cross between Criollo and
Forastero. The pods are long or short, red and yellow. It yields cocoa of fairly