High yielding plant adapted to lowest altitudes. Requires high fertilization. Variety not uniform.



information Year of First Production Year Two
information Nutrition Requirement Very High
information Ripening of Fruit Average
information Cherry-to-Green-Bean Outturn Low
information Planting Density 4000-5000 a/ha (using single-stem pruning)
Additional Agronomic Information

Highly susceptible to Ojo de Gallo. T5175 is not homogeneous; plants are not stable from one generation to the next.


information Lineage Timor Hybrid 832/1 x Caturra
information Genetic Description Introgressed (Catimor)

A cross between Timor Hybrid 832/1 and Caturra. Pedigree selection (selection of individual plants through successive generations) made by the Instituto del Café de Costa Rica (ICAFE). Never officially released by ICAFE.

In the 1970s, the Centro Agronómico Tropical de Investigación y Enseñanza (CATIE) research station in Costa Rica received third generation (F3) progeny of T5175 from the University Federal de Viçosa in Brazil, which had done initial selection on populations created from a cross of Timor Hybrid 832/1 and Caturra at the Centro de Investigação das Ferrugens do Cafeeiro of Portugal (CIFC). Their designation for the cross was H26. In Central America, it was given the designation T5175 (“T” represents Turrialba, where the CATIE research station is based).

In Honduras, additional selection of T5175 led to the creation of IHCAFE-90 and Lempira.

For more background on the history of the Catimor group of coffees, see T8667.


information Breeder Instituto del Café de Costa Rica (ICAFE)

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