Thursday, May 24, 2018

Coffee Bloom

My coffee plant has bloomed! Well, sort of. I got the plant about two and a half years ago, when it was still just a small seedling. They normally flower around now, once they reach three years of age, but the plant is still so small — barely up to my thigh — that I thought it would be another year or two at least.

Coffee flowers.

But flower it did. Less than a dozen flower buds appeared, then bloomed and fell in just a few days. The whole process took less than a week, when it should normally go on for a month. I doubt there was time for them to be pollinated and I don't think there will be any fruit this year. Let's hope it will be bigger and stronger next year!

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