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Studies in natural pollination of cocoa in Ghana

, : Studies in natural pollination of cocoa in Ghana. Acta Horticulturae (49): 223-229

Two dominant characters, normal green and red pigmentation, were used to identify cross and selfed progenies of open-pollinated pods from vegetatively propagated trees heterozygous for the recessive albino character. It was found that spacing 6 rows of cacao at 2.4 m X 2.4 m could not prevent the transfer of pollen across that distance by pollinating insects. Other studies involving self-incompatible trees confirmed that pollen could be transferred over even wider distances.

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