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Caturra Varietal Post

Time for another of these (I’m post crazy with the new blog don’t worry I’ll slow down soon.

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Varietal: Caturra
Related to: Red Bourbon
Origin: Brazil
Grows best at: 800meters or above
Type: Mutant (bourbon)
Prevalent in: Brazil /Costa Rica /Colombia
Predominant Colour: Red
Fruit size: Normal
Leaf Characteristics: Wide Like Bourbon stumpy
Botany: Mutant

Special Notes:

Originating in Brazil but not found so much there now, this is a mutant from the popular Bourbon varietal. Like Bourbon it shares many of its negative aspects, its not very pest resistant and can be difficult to grow. Its one big plus is its higher yield than Bourbon (over 200kg per hector).

Its other bonus is that it can be used as a high density planting areas, as much as 10,000 plants per hector (normally around 6,000 though) and as little as 1mtr apart.

Its also a dwarf varietal so is easier for picking etc.

Typical cup characteristics are low body, bright, with a typically sweet profile.

Links: mutation of Bourbon links to Vili Sarchi and Pacas

Examples:
Nicaragua Los Altos,Colombia La Manuela 2009-2010 Crop,Guatemala Finca Vista Hermosa SHB Huehuetenango Michicoy Micro Lot,Bolivia Machacamarca BV Maria and Mario Andrade 2009

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