|Better Farming Series 22 - Cocoa (FAO - INADES, 1977, 32 p.)|
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 America.
Varieties of cocoa are grown in Africa
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 good quality.