One in a series of Amelonado-based hybrids from Nicaragua analyzed by geneticists in 2011 to test positive for appreciable Criollo germplasm. Their significance furthered by being the possible grandfathers to the Criollo trees in Venezuela’s famed valleys of cacáo.

That they some stand as outgrowers in a small cluster of rather isolated groves in the northern part of Nicaragua has helped those particular ones avoid the propagation campaigns of breeders that largely replaced the Cacao Real (Royal Cacao of Criollo heritage) elsewhere in the country. And yet, like water, this type can also be found practically all around too. Which attests to its hardiness.


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