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Name: Robert B
Bradenton, Florida (Zone 9b)
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RobertB
Jun 23, 2012 9:20 PM CST
Planted one plant a few years back as a novelty but it produces enough beans to roast one full pot a year. This past year we didn't roast the cherries but saved them and then planted. I kept the cups watered and moist and in about three weeks.....EUREKA!!!!



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Name: woofie
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woofie
Jun 23, 2012 10:24 PM CST
Oh, how fun! And how amusing and appropriate that you planted the seeds in little styrofoam coffee cups........... Green Grin!
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Name: Karen
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kqcrna
Jun 24, 2012 7:02 PM CST

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Hilarious!
Name: Allison
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Onewish1
Jun 24, 2012 8:09 PM CST

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should plant one in an ATP mug!!!... very neat!!!
Name: woofie
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woofie
Jun 24, 2012 8:14 PM CST
Cute little rascals, aren't they? Smiling
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Name: Linda
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mom2goldens
Jun 27, 2012 7:15 PM CST

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Awesome, Robert! I never knew anyone that raised their own coffee!!!!
Name: Robert B
Bradenton, Florida (Zone 9b)
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RobertB
Jun 27, 2012 8:13 PM CST
It is so fun... I took these last year when we roasted our one pot!! Takes about 30 minutes on high in a teflon coated pot to roast.
You peel the red skin off and let dry for a day or so... then they are ready to roast!

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The plants n cherries:

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Name: Allison
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Onewish1
Jun 27, 2012 8:54 PM CST

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oh how fun is that??.. just neat!!!
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CarolineScott
Jun 28, 2012 4:15 AM CST
A really good idea and you have shown all the steps!
Name: woofie
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woofie
Jun 28, 2012 9:20 AM CST
Oh, that looks like fun! Smiling
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Name: Allison
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Onewish1
Jun 28, 2012 9:42 AM CST

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could be an article
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gardengus
Jun 29, 2012 6:10 AM CST
Is this plant in the ground or pot grown?

My son is a coffee fanatic and has made his own roaster out of a rotisserie for a grill . It would be great if he could grow his own beans , but we are zone 5 .
I can grow figs in pots by bringing them inside for the winter I wonder if I could do the same for coffee??
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Name: Robert B
Bradenton, Florida (Zone 9b)
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RobertB
Jun 29, 2012 7:27 AM CST
It is in the ground and it gets rather large....... they can be trimmed but it can't do frost or cold that well. In fact if you look at the picture posted above you will notice not a lot of leaves, we had had one cold snap and the plant dropped its leaves, thought it was toast, but the blooms came in mass...
Name: Allison
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Onewish1
Jun 29, 2012 9:12 AM CST

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my friend gave me a dwarf coffee plant.. I had it inside for months.. it did great under the lights until I forgot to water it *Blush*
Name: Linda
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mom2goldens
Jun 29, 2012 7:36 PM CST

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That is just WAY too cool--thanks for sharing that, Robert.
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AYankeeCat
Jul 18, 2012 9:00 AM CST
I have two coffee plants that I have been growing inside for about 4 years. I heard that it takes 7 years before they produce - is that true. They are handsome plants and require lots and lots of water!
Name: Robert B
Bradenton, Florida (Zone 9b)
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RobertB
Jul 18, 2012 9:18 AM CST
I would say 7 years is about right... in Hawaii they keep them trimmed so they can easily pick the cherries (4 feet)... unabated they can get 12 feet and Iv'e seen some that are more in the 15 foot range... a small tree.... they can live 50-60 years I've read.

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Name: Allison
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Onewish1
Jul 18, 2012 3:53 PM CST

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ut oh busted.. now Memory knows I killed her coffee plant *Blush*
Name: woofie
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woofie
Jul 18, 2012 4:16 PM CST
No, no, Allison, you didn't kill the coffee plant, you merely allowed it to "self-euthanize." Hilarious!
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Name: Allison
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Onewish1
Jul 18, 2012 4:21 PM CST

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