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Coffea arabica

Description
Life formshrubPhysiologyevergreen, multi stem
HabiterectCategorymaterials, medicinals & aromatic
Life spanperennialPlant attributesgrown on large scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthdeep (>>150 cm)medium (50-150 cm)
Temperat. requir.14281034Soil texturemedium, organicmedium, light
Rainfall (annual)140023007504200Soil fertilityhighmoderate
Latitude5-1027Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -2800Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH5.574.38.4Soil drainagewell (dry spells)well (dry spells)
Light intensityclear skiescloudy skiesvery brightlight shade

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), subtropical humid (Cf), subtropical dry winter (Cw)Photoperiodshort day (<12 hours), neutral day (12-14 hours)
Killing temp. during restno inputKilling temp. early growthno input
Abiotic toler.Abiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.susceptible to nematodes

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemlarge scale/commercialCrop cycle210330
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity
perennial cropsalley croppingbeans, Pigeon peas, yams, sweet potatoes, cassava, vegetables, pineapples, bananas
perennial cropsinter-cropping macadamia nuts, Leucaena leucocephylla, cardamom, pepper, 'coorg' mandarin

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
food & beveragevitaminsseeds
food & beveragemineralsseeds
food additivecondiment/seasoningseeds
animal food (feed)vitaminsfruits
animal food (feed)mineralsfruits
environmentalsoil improversfruits
environmentalsoil improversstems
environmentalagroforestryentire plant
materialtimber woodbark
materialcosmetics & perfumeryseeds
materialdye/tanninfruits
poisondicot.entire plant
medicinalsensory applicationsseeds
medicinalnervous system applicationsseeds
medicinaldigestive system applicationsseeds
medicinalmuscular/skeletal applicationsseeds
medicinalendocrine system applicationsseeds
medicinalleaves