Comum

Bahia, Brazil; ‘comum’ signifies ‘common’ or ‘ordinary’ in Portuguese, which sums up its status & quality too. Nowadays a generic term for cacáo of Amazon origin that once stood for a specific type of tree of vigor, height, & size with large fruit first described by Zehntner in 1914 to distinguish it from varieties later introducted into Bahia from the Amazon Rainforest. The vintage Comum may be related to F.J. Pound’s ‘central type’ identified in Pará as a cross between an Amelonado x Largarta (the latter of elongate / rough warty surface).

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