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MOQ 6 /95    Theobroma cacao

 Pound, F.J. (1943)
First report on the selection of cacao trees for resistance to Witches' Broom disease. Unpublished report, Ministry of Agriculture, Trinidad.

Derivation: hda. MOQuique.
Collected by Pound.
Location: Hda. Moquique, Ecuador.

Bartley, 1995a [BAR95A]. Habit - Extremely vigorous. MOQ progenies derive from six trees, the first number of the clone number indicates which tree the fruit came from: MOQ 2 - most have green amelonado shape fruits (typical Nacional progeny?). MOQ 3 - red fruits. MOQ 4 - elongate fruits. MOQ 6 - elongate fruits, some red fruits.

Notes:  Pound, 1943b [POU43B] Progeny collected from trees which had shown resistance to Witches' Broom disease.

Synonyms: MOQ 695


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Current List   ICQC,R Website
• Accession: RUQ 1436     ICQC,R 
   - Local Name: MOQ 6/95
   - Year of Accession: 2003
List received in 2018   Reference
• Accession: 22237
   - Local Name: MOQ-6/95
   - Year of Accession: 2008
List received in 2012   Reference
• Local Name: MOQ6/95
List received in 2011   Reference
• Local Name: MOQ 6/95


Resistant, sp. P. palmivora (Pod).
Note: Score: 1 (1-8 Scale). Fully grown, unripe detached pods (4-5 months old).
 A.D. Iwaro et al., 2006


 Frances Bekele & Gillian Bidaisee, 2022
Pod Index: 34.9 (pods per kg dried beans)


 Frances Bekele & Gillian Bidaisee, 2022
Colour: dark purple
Shape: oblong
Number: 27.0
Total Wet Weight: 43.2 g
Cotyledon Dry Weight: 1.06 g
Cotyledon Length: 22.7 mm
Cotyledon Width: 11.3 mm


 Frances Bekele & Gillian Bidaisee, 2022
Testa: 5.40 %
 Trinidad - CRU, 1998
Butterfat Content: 56.46 %
Testa: 6.71 %


 Frances Bekele & Gillian Bidaisee, 2022
Shape: elliptical
Basal Constriction: moderate
Apex Form: obtuse
Rugosity: intense
Length: 179.0 mm
Breadth: 82.0 mm
Colour: anthocyanin absent
Hardness: hard
Note: Hardness > 2.0 Mpa


 Fiona Lahive, 2017
Accession: RUQ 1436
Light Saturated Photosynthetic Rate: 3.76 μmol m2 s-1
Stomatal Conductance: 0.07 mol m2 s-1
Transpiration Rate: 1.05 mmol m2 s-1
Intrinsic Water Use Efficiency: 55.24 μmol mol-1
Instantaneous Water Use Efficiency: 3.72 mmol mol-1
Flush Size: 4
Leaf Area: 312.30 cm2
Leaf Dry Weight: 2.14 g
Specific Leaf Area: 146.60 cm2 g-1


 Frances Bekele & Gillian Bidaisee, 2022
Colour: slight anthocyanin


 Frances Bekele & Gillian Bidaisee, 2022
Ligule Colour: slight anthocyanin
Stamen Colour: anthocyanin absent
Sepal Length: 6.79 mm
Ligule Width: 2.17 mm
Ovule Number: 36
Style Length: 2.46 mm
Pedicel Colour: reddish

Pound, F.J. (1943) First report on the selection of cacao trees for resistance to Witches' Broom disease. Unpublished report, Ministry of Agriculture, Trinidad.
Allan Mata (2018) Accession list for the International Cacao Collection at CATIE (IC3). Personal communication.
CRIG (2012) Cocoa accessions held in the Cocoa Research Institute of Ghana (CRIG). Francis Kwame Padi, personal communication, February 2012.
CRU (2011) ICG,T accessions. CRU website.
A.D. Iwaro, D.R. Butler & A.B. Eskes (2006) Sources of resistance to Phytophthora pod rot at the International Cocoa Genebank, Trinidad. Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution (2006) 53: 99–109
Frances Bekele & Gillian Bidaisee (2022) Morphological data from the International Cocoa Collection (ICG,T) maintained by the Cocoa Research Centre (CRC), Trinidad & Tobago. Unpublished data on fruit, bean, flower and flush morphology supplied as an Excel spreadsheet by Frances Bekele. Last update March 2022.
Trinidad - CRU (1998) Fat Analysis Data. Data supplied on computer diskette by F. Bekele, CRU, Trinidad.
Fiona Lahive (2017) Phenotypic data from climate change trials. Personal communication.