Propagated by seed or cutting or grafting and germinates within 10-15 days after sowing. Seedlings transferred to nursery rows or pots until they are ready for planting (after 6-12 months). Light pruning is necessary throughout the year. Irrigation necessary during dry season and fertilizer application around base at end of harvest recommended. Fuelwood cuttings cause excessive propagation as they encourage the formation of sprouts and suckers. Early morning harvest recommended as fruit deteriorates more rapidly in afternoon. Average yields are between 30-40 kg/plant in 5 year-old plants and reach maximum production of 50-70 kg at about 7 years if well managed
Coffee Agroforestry Information
Tree Benefits and Uses
Vegetable, fruit, oil, spice, stimulant, and sugar used and consumed. The wood, bark, and young leaves are used to treat diarrhea and stomach pain. The tree is used for shade, the leaves are used for dyeing and tanning, and the wood is used to make handles and in carpentry and turnery.
- Coffee Shade
Fruits eaten by birds and civets.