High yielding with very good cup quality potential, but susceptible to the major diseases and prone to die back. This is the Harar variety sometimes found in Rwanda (no longer recommended by Rwandan coffee authorities because of its short productive life).

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Agronomics

information Year of First Production Year Two
information Nutrition Requirement Medium
information Ripening of Fruit Average
information Cherry-to-Green-Bean Outturn Average
information Planting Density 2000-3000 a/ha (using multiple-stem pruning)
Additional Agronomic Information

Many varieties or populations share the name Harar, but are not necessarily the same. This is the Harar variety sometimes found in Rwanda. It is no longer recommended by the Rwandan coffee authorities because of its short productive life.

Genetics

information Lineage Typica-like genetic background, introduced to Rwanda in 1956.
information Genetic Description Bourbon-Typica Group (Typica-related)
History

Harrar was introduced to the Rubona Research Station Rwanda from Mulungu in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 1956. It has performed very well in different variety trials and was finally released in 2003.

Many varieties or populations share the name Harar, but not all varieties called "Harar" are the same. The Harar found in Rwanda has been confirmed by recent genetic tests to belong to the Typica genetic group.

Availability

information Breeder Rwanda Agricultural Board (RAB)
information Intellectual Property Rights This plant is in the public domain

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