A group of ASD compact clones show outstanding traits for commercial use.
Six clones (Endurance, Prince, Sabre, Sunrise, Titan and Tornado) have had excellent performance in several semi-commercial trials in Costa Rica and other countries. These clones show great stability, low incidence of abnormalities, high production potential and moderate vegetative growth (short leaves and slow growing trunks). As of 2008, the work to reclone the best individuals intensified, so that the number of these clones available on the market in the future could be increased. In addition to the clones listed above, there are many others that are being tested in the field, some of which are showing good potential to be included in the select group of commercial clones in the future.
Beautiful palm (compact clone) showing a large number of well-formed bunches that indicate its high productive potential