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This article covers all features of cocoa construction. better costs for cocoa have ended in a lot new wisdom concerning the plant and alterations to its equipment of creation. those are mentioned, in addition to new difficulties that experience happened and the clean examine tasks which were wanted. The ebook could be of curiosity to advertisement growers, in addition to examine and extension employees, and all these excited by the cocoa undefined.

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E. S. (1956) Notes on the use of cacao in Middle America. Notes on Middle American Archaeology and Efhnology No. 128. Carnegie Institution of Washington. pp 95-116. Wadsworth, J. (1652) Chocolate or an Indian Drinke. London. Wood, G. A. R. (1977) The markets for fine flavoured versus bulk cocoas. Risolah Seminar Coklat, Surabaya 1977: 97-107 reprinted in Cocoa Growers’ Bull. 27: 5-11, Cocoa: Fourth Edition G. A . R . W o o d , R . A . L a s s Copyright 0Longman Group Ltd. 1975, 1985 Chapter 2 Botany, types and populations H .

R . W o o d , R . A . L a s s Copyright 0Longman Group Ltd. 1975, 1985 Chapter 2 Botany, types and populations H . Toxopeus, Foundation for Agricultural Plant Breeding, Wageningen, The Netherlands Theobroma cacao was the name given to the cocoa tree by Linnaeus in the first edition of his Species Plantarum published in 1753. The genus Theobroma, together with the genera Herrania, Guazuma and Cofa, which occurs in Africa, belongs to the family Sterculiaceae. The natural habitat of the genus Theobroma is in the lower storey of the evergreen rain forest.

The interaction of shade and nutrients on yield are discussed in the chapter on that subject. Flowers The flowers are formed on the trunk and branches, a habit referred to as cauliflorous or truncate. The flowers are only produced on wood of a certain minimum physiological age, which is usually two or three years old under good growing conditions and they are quite small, about 15 mm in diameter. They are borne on long pedicels and have 5 free sepals, 5 free petals, 10 stamens and ovary of 5 united carpels.

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