Another Varietal post this time on the much love SL 28 which is commonly found in Africa and primarily in Kenya, although lots of work is being done in other countries to see how this varietal might work, in different circumstances and climates.
I’ve found it quite hard to find out lots about this, so if any clever people want to add, please drop me an email, as I’d love to know more.
Related to: Bourbon
Grows best at: 1000meters or above
Type: Bourbon hybrid
Prevalent in: Kenya
Predominant Colour: Red
Fruit size: Medium
Leaf Characteristics: Large
A hybrid of Bourbon and heirloom Ethiopian varietals developed by the Scottish Labs (during colonial years) which did lots work on varietals in the 1930’s. Very typical of Kenya where it was introduced although there have been lots of experimental plantings in central south amercia, by those wanting to experiment.
Fairly open to leaf rust and pest, its not a high yielding plant. But the quality of the cup is often high, and some of the most treasured cups.