Hybrid Cacao from Davao

I visited a cacao farm this afternoon to check on the hybrid’s progress.

Some months back, brother Mel Santos had some cacao seedlings from the Brothers of the Sacred Heart farm at Catalunan Grande. Transporting them from Davao would add more stress if not properly arranged. Saving the seedlings had me toss and turn all night.

Well, prayers were answered. Thank you Bayside Terminal and Transportation Services, Inc. for the logistics of the seedlings from Davao to the site in the mountains!

In parting, allow me to paraphrase words of wisdom from Confucius

Give a bowl of rice to a man and you will feed him for a day. Teach him how to grow his own rice and you will save his life.

with this thought: Give a chocolate bar to a man and you will give happiness for a day. Teach him to plant his own cacao and you will give him not just chocolate bars but a better life to teach the generations to come. —-

Chris Fadriga 


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  1. Hi there, I would like to know what is the cacao variety with purple color?


    1. Purple color is usually a Forastero.


  2. san ang farm nyo to visit I need seedlings thanks my cp 09086878413


    1. Lito… depende kung saan ikaw malapit. Marami tayong farms na pwede kang ma recommend puntahan.


  3. Masyado po mababa ang cacao na nasa picture. This only a suggestion. Mas maganda kung ang height ng Jourqete ay mga 5-6 ft at dapat single lang stem para madali mgharvest at kung maglakad sa ilalim hindi na dapat magluhod nakatindig lang. Kung single stem mas malalaki ang bunga at wala masyadong sakit.


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