Coffee Seed Resistant to Rust

In Costa Rica, the Coffee Institute is offering up to six tons of seed of the Obatá variety, which has proven to be resistant to rust disease.

Monday, February 19, 2018

From a statement issued by the Costa Rican Coffee Institute:

The Coffee Institute of Costa Rica, ICAFE, will be in a position to offer growers, from this time until mid-March, five to six tons of selected and approved quality Obatá seed, which has been proven to have resistance to Rust, precocity and high productivity and excellent cup quality, for the preparation of seedlings.

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Of the other varieties: Caturra, Catuaí, Venecia, Costa Rica 95 and, the most recently release Catiguá MG2, will depend on demand from coffee growers. In addition to these varieties, which are recommended by the ICAFE, there are others that do not reproduce by means of seeds such as the F1 Hybrid: Central American and the Millennium, whose information on availability from nursery suppliers will have to be requested from the technicians at the Regional Offices of the ICAFE.

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