Here is a brief walk-through of a fine cacao nursery process.
Step 1: Grow scion trees (recipients of the graft) with carefully selected seeds from conventional (forastero) cacao, known for its rapid development and strong root structure.
Step 2: Once the scion is mature, an experienced grafter slits the bark...
...and neatly places the bud from the fine cacao tree in the slot.
Discarded genetic material