Varietal query

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Varietal query

Postby aaronmbraun on Sun Oct 09, 2011 12:16 pm

My grandmother has had a coffee plant in her house for more than 10 years - every year she picks the cherries and more than 50% of them seem to have 2 seeds inside.

Is this a common mutation? I can't seem to find any information about it. Might there be a varietal that is more prone to this mutation?

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Varietal query

Postby phaelon56 on Sun Oct 09, 2011 5:43 pm

It's the norm not a mutation. If the cherry contains a single bean (seed) that is a bit smaller then the beans found in cherries with two seeds and it (the bean) has somewhat rounded ends it is a peaberry. If I'm wrong someone please correct me...
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Re: Varietal query

Postby aaronmbraun on Sun Oct 09, 2011 8:29 pm

*edit* apparently I should proofread ... as I meant to write "more than half the cherries have THREE seeds" ... oops.
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Re: Varietal query

Postby Chris Kornman on Mon Oct 10, 2011 6:27 am

Saw a little of this in Brazil recently, believe what I was seeing was Icatu varietal. I was informed this was a defect, and was told that often the 3x seeds were less flavorful.
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