Cocoa, Forth Edition by G.A.R. Wood, R.A. Lass(auth.)

By G.A.R. Wood, R.A. Lass(auth.)

Content material:
Chapter 1 historical past and improvement (pages 1–10): G.A.R. Wood
Chapter 2 Botany, kinds and Populations (pages 11–37): H. Toxopeus
Chapter three setting (pages 38–79): G.A.R. Wood
Chapter four Planting fabric (pages 80–92): H. Toxopeus
Chapter five Propagation (pages 93–118): G.A.R. Wood
Chapter 6 institution (pages 119–165): G.A.R. Wood
Chapter 7 coloration and foodstuff (pages 166–194): M. Wessel
Chapter eight upkeep and development of Mature Cocoa Farms (pages 195–209): R.A. Lass
Chapter nine Replanting and Rehabilitation of previous Cocoa Farms (pages 210–233): R.A. Lass
Chapter 10 Labour utilization (pages 234–264): R.A. Lass
Chapter eleven ailments (pages 265–365): R.A. Lass
Chapter 12 bugs and Cocoa (pages 366–443): P.F. Entwistle
Chapter thirteen From Harvest to shop (pages 444–504): G.A.R. Wood
Chapter 14 caliber and Inspection (pages 505–527): G.A.R. Wood
Chapter 15 advertising (pages 529–542): A.P. Williamson
Chapter sixteen creation (pages 543–586): G.A.R. Wood
Chapter 17 intake and Manufacture (pages 587–597): G.A.R. wooden

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7). The ovary has five parts containing many ovules arranged around a central axis. The style has the appearance of a single style and is about twice as long as the ovary. The flowers are generally pink with darker tissue in the staminodes and the petals, but there is considerable variation between cultivars in the size and colour of the flowers. The inflorescence primordia arise from old leaf axils and it takes about thirty days from initiation for the bud to emerge through the bark and mature.

The pod is large and green with a rough surface and fairly deep ridges, the bottle neck and point are not pronounced. It is generally considered to be an Amelonado type. Nowadays the main cocoa type in Ecuador is Trinitario as a result of introductions from Trinidad and Venezuela. Matina or Ceylan Grown in Costa Rica and Mexico respectively, this is the Amelonado of Central America, probably of a common origin, which may well have been Brazil or Surinam (Soria 1970). Guiana wild Amelonado First discovered and reported by Stahel (1920) in the forests of Surinam towards the western border.

Urquhart). to six pairs of leaves, which may be pale green or various shades of red. They are soft and delicate, but gradually ‘harden’ and assume, on the fan branches, their typical orientation. Red-pigmented leaves also become green during hardening. After the flush has expanded, the terminal bud remains dormant for a period determined by various environmental factors and then produces another flush of growth. Development of a new flush leads to a demand on nutrients which is partly met by translocation from the older leaves.

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