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Date: 27 Mar 2007 20:02:26
From: AlanM
Subject: Coffee Flowers
Admittedly, my agricultural tendencies can best be described as someone
having a black thumb. I have killed many beans attempting to grow my one
and only coffee tree. Finally after six years, I have flowers. The tree,
now apparently happy, sits on my Florida balcony, is just starting to
flower and I have not a clue of what, if anything, I need do. Will the
blossoms self fertilize, enjoy the flowers and forget about anything
else, or what.

HELP.




 
Date: 28 Mar 2007 10:21:03
From: Sham Khalil
Subject: Re: Coffee Flowers
AlanM wrote:
> Admittedly, my agricultural tendencies can best be described as someone
> having a black thumb. I have killed many beans attempting to grow my one
> and only coffee tree. Finally after six years, I have flowers. The tree,
> now apparently happy, sits on my Florida balcony, is just starting to
> flower and I have not a clue of what, if anything, I need do. Will the
> blossoms self fertilize, enjoy the flowers and forget about anything
> else, or what.
>
> HELP.

enjoy the smell,
back in my hometown (south of malaysia),
my late father planted a coffee tree outside his window.
because he likes the smell of coffee flowers.

now the coffee tree is more than 20 years old about 20 ft high.
i only harvested once i got about 1 kg of green beans about 5 years ago.
that was when i was trimming the tree.

we never bother to pick the cherries becoz the tree is full of red ants.


sham khalil


 
Date: 27 Mar 2007 15:37:53
From:
Subject: Re: Coffee Flowers
On Tue, 27 2007 20:02:26 -0500, AlanM <michael1943@comcast.net >
wrote:

>Admittedly, my agricultural tendencies can best be described as someone
>having a black thumb. I have killed many beans attempting to grow my one
>and only coffee tree. Finally after six years, I have flowers. The tree,
>now apparently happy, sits on my Florida balcony, is just starting to
>flower and I have not a clue of what, if anything, I need do. Will the
>blossoms self fertilize, enjoy the flowers and forget about anything
>else, or what.
>
>HELP.
Yes, they are self fertile. yes enjoy the flowers, they smell great,
don't they. Sounds like you are doing it right. If you can imagine,
6000 miles away, her ein Kona, we have had floeing too. So about
Septemebr or October, youught to have ripe red cherries.

Congrats on your balcony!

aloha,
Cea
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