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Criollo Lanse Fourmi

This is a picture of a relic Criollo pod found in the island Tobago, in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. It was identified by the researchers at the Cocoa Research Section of Ministry of Food Production.

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Comment by TalamancaOrganicaCacao&Chocolate 1 hour ago

I have these growing on my farm in Costa Rica. Note the color of the mucus, I find in these pods it can be yellow or pink. Have you ever seen that before?

Comment by Clement Olando Bobb on August 28, 2013 at 2:04pm

The tree this was harvested from was over 100 years old. Only four pods on the tree. during September we [Tobago Cocoa Farmers Association] will be gathering 'bud wood' ,for grafting planting material, to be planted on farmer holdings. Maybe in a chocolate in 3-5 years.

Comment by Clay Gordon on August 27, 2013 at 10:43pm

A beautiful-looking pod. Have you made any chocolate from this variety? How does it taste?

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