Ever-Bearing Red Criollo Cacao From Brazil

In photo is the Red Criollo cacao from Brazil which has been proven to be ever-bearing in Teresa, Rizal. As the picture shows, there are fruits of different stages of development while a lot of new flowers have emerged from the base of the tree up to the very tip of the branches.

This cultivar has also been observed to be resistant to pests and diseases. The fruits have not been attacked by fungal diseases in Teresa. This cultivar also starts bearing fruit in just two years from planting as per the experience inTeresa. Cacao is one of the crops that is being promoted by the government because there is a big shortage of cacao beans in the country. It also has export potentials.

One way to maximize production in a coconut plantation is to intercrop cacao. Cacao will do well under partial shade. The Department of Agriculture bought 1,500 seedlings of this variety last year for planting in coconut plantations in Quezon province.

Seedlings of Red Criollo are now available at the Teresa Orchard & Nursery in Teresa, Rizal. The place is very easy to find. It is along the road, 30 meters before the Teresa-Morong boundary. Teresa is the next town to Antipolo City. Call or text 0917-841-5477 or Rose at 0915-434-4216.

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  1. Is it possible to get viable seeds of your Red Criollo varietal for me to grow in the islands of Aloha, Hawai'i? I can be reached at goneill51atgmail.com to dialog on this, thanks.

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