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  • Where to get Coffee Seeds

    Hi All,

    Relatively new to the site....absolutely love it.

    Just wondering if anyone knows where i can get coffee seeds to grow at home.

    I live in victoria, so guessing i would need to get them posted to me.

    Any help much appreciated

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    Re: Where to get Coffee Seeds

    I dont know about seeds, but I bought some small plants years ago. When I say small, they were probably 20cm in height. They grew ok inside, once they seemed to have found their feet and were going well I transferred them outside...........didnt make it through winter, even though they were covered.
    I would expect that even if you managed to get a tree to fully mature and produce cherries I wouldnt think they would be any good in our climate. Might make a nice talking point though.

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    • #3
      Re: Where to get Coffee Seeds

      I got a bunch of seeds off yee-bay 

      Couldnt get them to grow so I gave up and chucked a bunch into my worm farm.  A few weeks later I see a few seedlings growing and potted them  ;D

      I also got a few plants sent to me.  They seem to survive the transport from Queensland to Adelaide without any problems.  Keep them away from wind, and too much water, they hate it and will die pretty quickly.  I lost 2 out of 4 plants from wind and another from watering too much.  In the end the 2 surving plants and the few seedlings that are growing stay inside the house.  They dont grow very fast indoors though...but better than having them die on me.

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      • #4
        If anyone wants seeds I can post you some for free all you need to do is send a stamped self addressed envelope. As luck would have it I even have a small amount of a yellow fruited bean that ive found growing in a park in Brisbane. At a guess this yellow variety was probably sold by Daleys nursery in Northern NSW as they have a dwarf yellow bourbon variety for sale. The other variety is decended from plants that grew on the Clarence river near Grafton in northern nsw. Its called Clarence river bourbon, I have it growing in my backyard in South Grafton. If anyone is interested ive started a group within coffee snobs called "Having a crack at growing coffee" where we can share information, swap seed or give it away, and give tips on processing with available equipment.

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        • #5
          Nice offer.
          Please make sure that any seeds posted are clean and grub hole free.

          I'm pretty sure they 'aint meant to cross state borders and we really don't wan't any nasties migrating with them.

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          • #6
            http://coffeesnobs.com.au/general-co...-tree-cup.html

            http://coffeesnobs.com.au/general-co...ng-coffee.html

            Mate, if you've got any green beans in your house you can start straight away. The above two links have truck loads of relevant info if you want to trawl through 'em. Good luck, eh.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Andy View Post
              Nice offer.
              Please make sure that any seeds posted are clean and grub hole free.

              I'm pretty sure they 'aint meant to cross state borders and we really don't wan't any nasties migrating with them.
              I'm actually involved in a seed saving group of people that reproduce and freely distrubute rare heirloom food production plant seed,so we only send healthy clean material , I do this sort thing all the time. The only restrictions on sending seed interstate that i'm aware of is into WA and Tasmania and thats only seed of crops that are growing in those states.

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              • #8
                "only send healthy clean material"

                Perfect.
                I've seen whole coffee cherry posted before hence the comment.

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                • #9
                  I'd love to give coffee growing a crack, but I don't think any variety is frost tolerant.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by taco View Post
                    I'd love to give coffee growing a crack, but I don't think any variety is frost tolerant.
                    Yeh, I think you'd struggle unless you had a permanent glass house around it. Last Fri night/Saturday morning's weather did for some 'frost hardy' lavender that I'd put in.

                    Has anyone tried growing coffee in areas with severe frost?

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                    • #11
                      For severe frost a glass house is the only option but for places with light frost a shade house could do it. If space isnt a problem planting casurinas as an overstory plant can help a lot plus it fixes nitrigen and helps provide filtered light on heat wave days. I actually use a clumping bamboo species (bambusa oldhamii) around the outside boundry of where I grow my coffee. This creates an insulateing vertical wall of vegetation that can be just enough to keep the frost out. Once again it also keeps heat wave temps down and this can help withquality because your beans dont mature to quick. Also fertilizing your bushes in autum with a liquid kelp solution can help strengthin the cell walls of the leaves making them more likely to stand up to a light frost.

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                      • #12
                        Hi there im taking a punt you still have Clarence River Bourbon dwarf yellow coffee seeds available? I’m located in Victoria with a heated hot house and would love some seed if possible? Happy to pay. Please advise

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                        • #13
                          No seeds, but just wanted to second Daley's Nursery - I have bought other fruit trees online through them and they have been very good. I think they have a few coffee varieties listed.

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