Coffee? Grow your own! In late summer, flowering ornamental 3-4' sun/shade plants produce plentiful fruits whose seeds are extracted, roasted, ground—ready to become your roast. Plants produce an initial burst of large, thin, glossy leaves, soon joined by a galaxy of petite, jasmine-scented star-shaped flowers, which, in turn, cue the appearance of yellow berries housing the seeds that, once roasted, are coffee beans. Bushes prefer well-drained, moist soil; an occasional dose of fertilizer accelerates growth. Begin harvest after second season. Tender perennial is hardy in zones 9-11, bring indoors for the winter in cooler zones.
The amount of sunlight this product needs daily in order to perform well in the garden. Full sun means 6 hours of direct sun per day; partial sun means 2-4 hours of direct sun per day; shade means little or no direct sun.
Full Sun, Part Sun
Days To Maturity
The average number of days from when the plant is actively growing in the garden to the expected time of harvest.
This refers to whether a plant is an annual, biennial or perennial. Annuals complete their life cycles in one year; biennials produce foliage the first year and bloom and go to seed the second year; perennials can live for more than two years.
The typical height of this product at maturity.
The width of the plant at maturity.
Additional ways in which the product may be used in the garden.
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Anna 81 from
Healthy plantsI bought 4 coffee plants this June 2017. These plants are really healthy. I use a monthly fruit tree fertilizer on it. These plants like shade. I currently have them in the garage for winter (October), but they would make awesome houseplants. They were about 4 inches tall when I received them, but all of have grown to almost 18 inches to 2 ft tall. I can't wait until next summer to see if I get actual coffee. The only thing I can say negative is what type of coffee plant is it?