Coffee trees

apg4September 5, 2013

Not sure where to post this, but this looks like the best place....

I've got two coffee plants that are doing fine - except for the lack of fruiting. Lots of new leaves, robust and shiny, but no blossoms. My "harvest" last year was but 5 cherries, which were processed with the 'wet' method. Not quite enough for a single cuppa....

I'm trying to grow them in as good a situation as I can arrange: high (as in 'up') shade, since coffee prefers an under-story location in its native environments, in soil that has lots of perlite for rapid drainage - like you'd find with volcanic soils. Even moisture and regular fertilization. The plants look quite happy. I'm not....

The plants winter in the greenhouse. They drop a lot of leaves each time and don't like being indoors all that much, but come back like gang-busters when put back outside in the spring.


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Where do you live? Coffee is from "tropical forests". Id est, it doesn't really see hot, humid summer temps.

    Bookmark   October 20, 2013 at 9:02AM
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