Coffee, Ethiopian (Coffea arabica var. typica), packet of 10 seeds

$3.95

Family: Madder (Rubiaceae)

Hardy to Zone 10 to 12, may be grown in a container, brought in for the winter

Evergreen bush to small tree, native to Ethiopia, the original shade-grown type that makes a single trunk with a conical form and attains at maturity a height of 12 feet.  Protect from frost.  This kind of coffee tree need not be cut down to harvest the berries.  The trees are glossy-leaved and handsome, bearing white flowers that exude delicious aroma.  These are recent, viable and unroasted (!) seeds of the original varietal from which most modern coffees have been bred.  The plant is generally considered to be the least productive but best tasting of all coffees.  Source of caffeine.  Coffee prefers a warm and humid environment, and does best in mixed plantings on rolling ground, where it can be planted as an understory to larger trees.  Coffee makes a very handsome indoor plant, greenhoused plant, or can be planted outdoors in the tropics.  Space trees at least 15 feet apart.   Coffee trees live up to 100 years.

10 Seeds/pkt., Open Pollinated, untreated, NO GMOs

 

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  1. Ethan Berg

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    Ethan Berg

    Are these trees Self-pollinating or no?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      They are self-pollinating.

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