Central Piurana de Cafetaleros
Peru ( Americas )
CEPICAFE cacao plants (Photo taken from http://noticlub.blogspot.fr)
- Role of collection: National collection
- Main objectives of the collection:
To rescue native cacao diversity from white bean, to conserve its purity and diversity and in the future, to improve some of the characteristics in order to give high quality materials for low scale producers.
|Total number of accessions:||- 30|
|Related Theobroma species||- 30|
|Wild relatives of other genera (e.g. Herrania)||-|
|Wild seedling accessions of T. cacao||-|
|Wild clonal accessions of T. cacao||-|
|Clonal accessions selected in farms||-|
|Seedling accessions collected from farms||-|
|Clonal accessions selected in breeding plots||-|
Additional notes about the collection
The collection has native cacao accessions that have been recovered from very antique plantations and in genetic erosion status because of the introduction of more productive clones.