Capable of producing exceptional cup quality. Very high susceptibility to coffee leaf rust. Variety not uniform; plants are not stable from one generation to the next.

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Agronomics

information Year of First Production Year Three
information Nutrition Requirement Medium
information Ripening of Fruit Average
information Cherry-to-Green-Bean Outturn Average
information Planting Density 5000-6000 a/ha (using single-stem pruning)
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Genetics

information Lineage Pacas x Maragogype
information Genetic Description Bourbon-Typica Group (Typica- and Bourbon-related)
History

Originated from a cross between Pacas and Maragogipe. Incomplete pedigree selection conducted by the Salvadoran Institute of Coffee Research (ISIC). Grown primarily in El Salvador, where it is frequently dominates Cup of Excellence competitions for high cup quality.

A similar variety, Maracaturra, likely originated from a natural cross between Caturra x Maragogipe in Nicaragua. Initial selections were made by the Nicaraguan Institute of Agricultural Technology (INTA) in 1976, which were never completed following the Sandinista revolution. Further selections were made by private producers in Central America, but the variety has never been stabilized.

Availability

information Breeder Instituto Salvadoreño de Investigaciones del Café (ISIC)
information Intellectual Property Rights This plant is in the public domain

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