Can you identify this varietal?

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Can you identify this varietal?

Postby Elyse Bouvier on Wed Sep 30, 2009 8:09 pm

I have been growing this coffee plant for the last 2 years here in Calgary. You can tell it's been growing in Calgary because it is only 30cm tall. It hasn't produced any cherries... yet! I remain hopelessly ambitious in its growth.

Here's the thing. The plant was a gift from my mom and as such I have no idea of its origin. I would love some help in identifying the varietal from those of you whom I know have so much more experience in this area than I.

Here are a couple photos to help you in putting together the puzzle. The prize for identification is gratitude and a really big long distance high five.

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The full sized photos are on my Flickr, here: http://www.flickr.com/ebouvster
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Re: Can you identify this varietal?

Postby R Miguel Meza on Thu Oct 01, 2009 1:37 pm

probably caturra. could be bourbon, i have a hard time telling when they are this young. i would suspect caturra as more likely. if it ever makes it to full maturity will be easier to tell. caturra would be bushier with very closely spaced cherry. it appears the new leaves are green correct? if they have a copper tinge to them it may be catuai instead, but best i can tell from the picture it looks like caturra.
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Re: Can you identify this varietal?

Postby sweetmarias on Thu Nov 12, 2009 11:09 am

caturra can mutate locally and have copper leaves - didn't think so, but just saw it on an all caturra farm in colombia...
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