What is it about?

This study focuses on data accumulated on a large and diverse collection of cacao germplasm and presents information on the superior genotypes identified, with emphasis on Trinitario cacao, in terms of yield potential and other traits of interest to breeders to facilitate improvement of cacao planting material.

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Why is it important?

This will facilitate improved productivity and production in cacao to the benefit of cocoa farmers.


The results presented are of value to cocoa breeders, particularly those interested in improving fine or flavour cocoa varieties in terms of yield potential, seed size and other traits of interest.

Mrs Frances Louise Bekele
The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, TRINIDAD

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This page is a summary of: Morphological characterisation and evaluation of cacao (Theobroma cacao L.) in Trinidad to facilitate utilisation of Trinitario cacao globally, Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution, June 2019, Springer Science + Business Media, DOI: 10.1007/s10722-019-00793-7.
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