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Growing coffee?

JoeXJoeX Posts: 1,729
Can the wild versions of coffee be grown in the U.K.?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-46845461

it seems many varieties may become extinct.

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  • treehugger80treehugger80 Posts: 1,923
    i have an Coffee Arabica plant growing in my conservatory, had it five years and it still hasn't produced even flowers let alone cherries.
  • JoeXJoeX Posts: 1,729
    i have an Coffee Arabica plant growing in my conservatory, had it five years and it still hasn't produced even flowers let alone cherries.
    Aw that’s a shame!  I suppose in a conservatory it’s a s good conditions as you can get here too.
  • JennyJJennyJ DoncasterPosts: 6,137
    I think the Eden Project have coffee plants (and cocoa) in the rainforest biome, but most of us can't provide those conditions.
  • steephillsteephill Posts: 2,385
    There are some in the Peoples Palace on Glasgow Green so it can be done even that far north if they get the right conditions.
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,336
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
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