Been scouring the forum and im not sure if its been discussed before.
Im aware that coffee can be grown in parts of the eastern states.
Obviously here we have a mediterranean climate which is unsuitable for coffee growing, but i wonder if grown inside a green house and using coco as the growing medium, would that be entirely possible?
If the requirements of moisture levels, temperature and lighting can be manipulated in the way that mimics the ideal conditions that coffee plants require, what are the chances?
This kind of venture on a backyard scale is for bragging rights. If trees results in harvestable beans, then its a bonus.
Another challenge that faces me or anyone contemplating this kind of project would be how to source.... plants or seed?
Western Australia has strict requirements when it comes to plant material coming into the state.
I flicked through a few catalogues for mail order plants from over east, and found a lot of them are excluded from WA.
Ive grown tomatoes and strawberries hydroponically, but growing greenhouse coffee may be a serious challenge perhaps not even worth contemplating, unless someone can prove me wrong...... ;)
Gary at G