Cacao Plants Could Be Extinct Soon

Cacao is a tropical evergreen tree that is grown for its seeds. Its seeds are called Cocoa beans are processed into Cocoa powder Cocoa butter and chocolate. Wel use chocolate in a lot of things hot chocolate, candy, cakes, ice cream, and other more delicious foods. So what would happen if we didn't have cacao seeds that would make Cocoa that help us make all this chocolate foods than be but it have any more of these delicious foods anymore. The Latin name for cocoa is Theobroma which means “food for the gods”. The word chocolate comes from the Aztec word “xocolatl” which means better water. The cacao trees are found in South America Mexico and Central America.

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cocoa plant's primary pollinators are tiny gnat-flies called midges. The cacao tree has a flower that is the size of a nickel and the midge is one of the only small insects to get it way in the center. The midge prefers the damp and dark rainforest over a open, sunny plantation. Many other insects can bother the tree but since the tree is in a special part of the plantation it will help the bugs not decimate the crop. The rainforest meets living requirements for cacao trees it provides shade, high humidity, rainfall and the necessary soil conditions. For the continued growth. The surrounding vegetation in the freset protects the plant from strong damaging wind.

Cacao is a risky crop the plants take 15 years to mature.

Cacao is vulnerable to pests and disease than other crops. Scientists predict that cacao trees could become extinct in 40 years from now. Cocoa farms are becoming increasingly vulnerable to fungal diseases and insects. Caused by the monilia a fungus, it ...

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Added: 11/6/2019 05:30:07 PM
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