December 19, 2013 was a very happy day for Farmers Salama, Aziz and Lamasse as the planting of their new superior quality top grafted cocoa tree seedlings commenced. Cocoa Carer Darwis was on hand to assist with the planting to ensure they received the best possible start.
Salama, Aziz and Lamasse all lost trees over the years due to age and pest & diseases so these new trees will significantly help these farming families increase their farm productivity and help them onto a path for a brighter future.
Your trees will begin to fruit in about 18 months and from 2016 onwards your trees should be producing up to 2kg of cocoa each year or enough to make about 2.3 kg of 70% dark chocolate, about three to four times the current average production of a “typical” cocoa tree in the world today.
We will continue to monitor the progress of your trees so please check back soon.