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Morphological characterisation continues and analysis of the data generated is an ongoing process. Full characterisation is a long, painstaking procedure, requiring significant resources. We continue to make every effort at CRU to improve the efficiency of the task.

Morphological characterisation at the Cocoa Research Centre - Image copyright Cocoa Research Centre

A short list of 25 descriptors was adopted several years ago, and in 2000 we reduced the size of samples of pods and beans, while still ensuring adequate accuracy in the quantitative data.

For the benefit of farmers and researchers in the field, CRU is seeking resources to produce Field Guides with full colour photographs of cacao varieties and accompanying botanical data that would be useful for identification as well as guide selection based on information on traits of economic interest.