A natural mutation of Typica discovered near the Brazilian city of Maragogipe in 1870. The mutation causes the beans, internode spacing and leaves to be especially large and is due to a single dominant gene.
Good to very good cup quality in Central America, but highly susceptible to rust. Very low yielding, large leaves and large internodes.
Quality Potential at High Altitude
Coffee Leaf Rust
Coffee Berry Disease (CBD)
|information Year of First Production||Year Four|
|information Nutrition Requirement||Low|
|information Ripening of Fruit||Average|
|information Cherry-to-Green-Bean Outturn||Very High|
|information Planting Density||3000-4000 (using single stem pruning)|
|Additional Agronomic Information||
Due to the low productivity of Maragogipe, Pacamara is considered a better option. Maragogype beans are especially large, and the plant also has unusually large spacing between internodes and leaf size.