Region: Santa Ana
Elevation: 1412 masl
Notes: Confectionary, milk chocolate, & syrupy
About: Bernardina was first discovered on Finca Los Bellotos, owned and operated by the Pacas family in El Salvador. This farm is the birthplace of the Bernardina variety, discovered in 2015 by farm manager Ruperto Merche. On this farm stand the original five Bernardina trees, adorned in blue paint like tribal warriors. It’s a true mystery as to how this variety appeared in El Salvador. The genetic makeup of Bernardina can be traced back to the town of Agaro in Ethiopia. Proud Mary has collaborated with Gabriel Granadino, a local artist of San Salvador to represent the treasure that is Bernardina.