Coffea arabica Open Pollinated

  • Evergreen perennial tree to 5m
  • Fruit can be made into coffee beans
  • Suited to grow as a houseplant

Standard seed packet, 10 seeds

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'Coffee' seeds

Coffea arabica

  • Evergreen perennial tree to 5m
  • Fruit can be made into coffee beans
  • Suited to grow as a houseplant

An evergreen perennial growing to 5m with large, glossy green leaves and fragrant white flowers that bloom along the branches in spring. The small round fruit, called 'cherries', starts green and turns red and then brown when ripe. Cherries can be harvested when red and may be eaten raw as a snack; the flesh is sweet. Fruit can also be fermented, dried, roasted and ground to make coffee beans.

Suited to warm climates; grow in a sheltered frost-free position in cool climates. Suited to growing in productive gardens, as an understory tree, in large containers or as a hedge; coffee also makes a good houseplant though it will not flower or fruit indoors.

Native to the dry tropics of Kenya, Ethiopia and South Sudan.

Seeds per gram: 4
Product code: I2-09

Quick Sowing Guide
Method Raise seedlings
Sowing Depth 5mm
Season Spring
Germination 30-60 days @ 27-29°C
Hardiness / Life Cycle Frost tender Perennial
Plant Spacing 300cm
Plant Height 500cm
Position Full or part sun, moist well drained soil
Days Until Maturity 4-6 years

*Notes: Soak seeds for 24 hours before planting. Tip prune to promote branching and fruiting. Regular watering is essential for flowering and fruit development.


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