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Coffea Arabica 'Himalaya'- 10 Seeds - Himalayan Coffee Bean Plant

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Coffea Arabica cv 'Himalaya'
Himalayan Coffee Bean Plant

10 Seeds

Coffea Arabica coffee plant is originaly native to the Arabian areas where it was the first cultivated coffee, and has been grown there for over 1000 years, and worldwide in cultivation, and is an important cash crop in developing countries.

Arabica typically has less caffeine than other varieties of Coffea and is said to produce the highest quality coffee beans.
The cultivar 'Himalaya' is best suited to cooler climates, though should not be considered frost tolerant. Cultivated at altitudes of 1500 to 3000 meters, cooler temperatures this cultivar is slower growing, but spends longer forming the berries, considered to produce its own flavours.

Given ideal conditions, these shrubs can reach over 10m in height. with dark green, glossy, leaves to around 10 cm long. Berries appear and turn from unripe green, to red and purple, and contain 2 seeds, which are dried and roasted to make coffee beans.

Germination can be slow and difficult, CONSISTANT conditions must be maintained.

Can tolerate low temperatures but be wary of frosts.