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Thread: How long after planting do I see coffee sprouts?

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    How long after planting do I see coffee sprouts?

    Just wondering how long after putting green beans in the ground you see sprouts?

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    In a sub-tropical environment, normally no less than 2 months. If it's cooler, could be up to 3 months. They are very slow germinators. Hope this helps
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    RRood, thank you very much and yes it does. I was roasting today and had an accident where I spilled about 100 grams of green beans onto pavers. Like an idiot I swept these onto the lawn, forgetting they may well germinate! It is feezing here in Sydney at the moment, will ensure I mow the lawn a few times in the next couple of months and hopefully the catcher will suck them up and all good. Thank you
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    I germinated mine by soaking overnight and then putting them between two pieces of damp paper towel, before planting as seedlings. It took a few weeks from memory. First thing you'll see is the beans poking out (they remain on the seedling for quite a while) - like this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coffe4me2 View Post
    I want to try this out.
    Can you grow coffee in cold Melbourne without a greenhouse? Has anyone tried that?
    Code Black have a couple outside their Brunswick roastery/cafe; they're brought inside overnight but it probably gets pretty cold in there in winter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coffe4me2 View Post
    I want to try this out.
    Can you grow coffee in cold Melbourne without a greenhouse? Has anyone tried that?
    I have two plants growing in suburban Melb., not in a green house, but outside in a relatively sheltered area.
    They are doing OK, look health, but very slow growing.
    The oldest is about 6 years old, has probably almost reached 1m high, and had it's first real crop last year.
    By crop I mean about 30 beans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 338 View Post
    Just wondering how long after putting green beans in the ground you see sprouts?
    Be aware that as far as I know, coffee imported into Australia is treated to prevent germination due to bio-security risks, so there is a good chance it will NOT germinate unless grown in Oz. Although having said that it has been known to happen.

    Andy would have a more definite answer on this no doubt though.

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    Behmor Brazen - $249 - Free Freight
    They do grow, here is a natural an Ethiopian Sidarmo that germinated a few weeks ago, im in perth where its been very cold the past few weeksiphone170312 012.jpg.
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