Nacional Arriba "Hacienda Zoilita"
The Hacienda „Zoilita“ is located in the north of the province of Los Ríos in Ecuador. It was founded 40 years ago, with all the trees planted then still present today. The Hacienda Zoilita therefore consists of 100% native Arriba cocoa trees. Modern hybrids are not grown on the farm.
The idea is to preserve the precious quality of the pure Nacional Arriba variety in Ecuador, which has become very rare nowadays.
The Hacienda Zoilita is 220 hectares in size. Cocoa trees are grown on 160 hectares of this area, the rest is used to cultivate teak and papaya. The Arriba Nacional is harvested in two periods:
The winter harvest in the rainy season (until April) and the summer harvest (September - December).
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