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Coffea canephora

Coffee robusta

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Features

  • Height6m to 9m
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourWhite, cream
  • Leaf ColourGreen

Description

Coffea canephora (Coffee robusta). An upright bushy shrub or tree that grows to 9m. Bears lance-shaped, green leaves and tubular flowers. Known for its coffee beans. Native to The Congo basin of West Africa.

Characteristics

Shrub or Tree

Other common names

Rio nunez coffee, Coffee

Origin

W. Africa, The Congo basin

Interest and use

Culinary

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Well drained, Fertile, Medium, Low salinity
  • Soil pH4.5 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

This crop has a minimum growing temperature of 12C and a maximum growing temperature of 36C; the optimal growing temperature is between 20C and 30C.

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