Plant in initial spacing of 9 m in a triangular arrangement, for 140 trees/ha. Fibrous root system benefits from deep soils that are fertile, free from iron concretions, and well drained. Tolerates a range of soil pH (4-7) although neutral soils are best. Mulch in dry season to conserve moisture. Low leaves should be removed. Pollinated by the weevil (Elaeidobius kamerunicus)
Coffee Agroforestry Information
Tree Benefits and Uses
Palm oil is cheaper than many other vegetable oils, used for cooking, increases nutritional value of foods, and also provides heart-of-palm. It is possible to produce fuel from palm oil and the pressed fruits can also be dried and made into cakes for cooking fuel.
- Coffee Shade
- Soil Improvement
Honeybees are attracted to the pollen, which they collect along with nectar