The Afia nursery is hitting its straps. At the end of July, we had just under 18,000 seedlings under production. Since mid April, 6,000 seedlings have moved on to taking up their rightful spots on cocoa plantations around Upolu and Savai’i. The grafting trials have provided us with the information we need to swing into commercial production of grafted cocoa over the next couple of months.
In the meantime, anyone interested in purchasing 4 months old well established Trinitario cocoa seedlings, please get into touch with Samantha Rogers from the Samoa Koko Industry Association to add your name to the list. You can find her at the Samoa Chamber of Commerce & Industry Association offices in Apia, Tel. 31090.