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    COFFEE PLANT

    Several species of shrub of the genus Coffea produce the berries from which coffee is extracted. The two main species commercially cultivated are Coffea canephora (predominantly a form known as 'robusta') and C. arabica. Coffea arabica is predominantly self- pollinating, and as a result the seedlings are generally uniform and vary little from their parents.

    FAMILY - Rubiacee (Jasmin, Chinaroot, gardenia, etc.)
    IDEAL HABITAT - Tropical and equatorial regions Warm
    climate and humidity Temperature ranging from 15 to
    30 °C (59 to 86 °F) Volcanic soils rich in nitrogen.

    PLANT HEIGHT - The plant can grow to a height of 12
    meters (40 feet),but cultivated plants are pruned when
    they reach 6.5/9.5 ft to make harvesting easier.

    PLANT LIFE - 20 - 30 years
    ANNUAL YIELD PER PLANT - Aprox. 900g (1.9 lb)
    of green coffee.

    FRUIT (SIMILAR TO A CHERRY) - It turns from green
    to red or yellow when fully ripe.

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