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Cocoa Farming Processes

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Cocoa Farming Processes

  PRODUCT STORY - FROM COCOA TREE TO COCOA BEANS      1. Harvesting cocoa pods Once cocoa pods are ripped on the trunk and limbs of the trees -around 12 weeks after flowering- farmers proceed to manually collect them one by one using hand pruners. Since during the lifespan of a productive coco tree -at least 30 years, although there are reports of 80 years old still in production-, flowers are located and produced at the same “floral cushions”, technically referred as “floral meristem”, farmers are very careful to avoid damaging those structures that represents the productivity of the...

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