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Eclipse
Norwalk, IA
(Zone 5b)

March 2, 2013
1:13 PM

Post #9436676

I thought I'd try to germinate some exotic coffee beans I got today. 7 different kinds. Can't wait to see if they come up and what kind of germination I get.

two of these sell for $40 a lb. EEEEEK!


Kyle :-)

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tropicbreeze
noonamah
Australia

March 3, 2013
1:48 AM

Post #9437104

Good luck with your new business venture ;O)
patootie
Jacksonville, AR
(Zone 7b)

May 2, 2013
11:28 AM

Post #9505478

Happy Birthday Kyle. Hope you have a great day.

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Eclipse
Norwalk, IA
(Zone 5b)

May 2, 2013
2:01 PM

Post #9505681

Thanks Jackie! :-)

dyzzypyxxy

dyzzypyxxy
Sarasota, FL
(Zone 9b)

May 2, 2013
3:15 PM

Post #9505766

Happy b'day, Kyle, but inquiring minds really want to know if you have any coffee plants yet?

Although I'm guessin you'd have reported if there was any joy yet, huh.

Elaine
Eclipse
Norwalk, IA
(Zone 5b)

May 3, 2013
4:31 PM

Post #9507150

haven.t started them yet no room at the inn with all the other plants, but will keep everyone posted on progress.

kyle :-0
Anna_Z
Monroe, WI
(Zone 4b)

May 6, 2013
1:18 PM

Post #9510714

Hi Kyle...as a FYI, I enquired from someone that "knew" coffee, and I was told that coffee beans that you purchase will not germinate, as the roasting process has, in effect, killed it. Unless yours aren't roasted.

Good luck.
tropicbreeze
noonamah
Australia

May 6, 2013
3:50 PM

Post #9510922

If you bought them as seed then they should be okay. But if they were just beans for brewing then they'll have been roasted.
Eclipse
Norwalk, IA
(Zone 5b)

May 6, 2013
6:28 PM

Post #9511112

Nope , these are un-roasted seeds.They roast them at the cafe when they need them.I got em right out of the shipping bags from around the world.I'm gonna try to get them soaked then planted this weekend.So the experiment continues!!!LOL

Kyle
Anna_Z
Monroe, WI
(Zone 4b)

May 6, 2013
7:32 PM

Post #9511219

Oh, that is way cool. Good luck.

jaimelemon

jaimelemon
St. Louis, MO
(Zone 6a)

June 5, 2013
11:21 AM

Post #9547393

Any news on the coffee beans yet?
Eclipse
Norwalk, IA
(Zone 5b)

June 10, 2013
7:47 PM

Post #9554319

Not yet... :-( will wait a while longer,these can take a looooong time to come up.

Kyle
Danasplants
Mulberry, FL

August 12, 2013
11:37 AM

Post #9628537

you can take them in a moist paper towel and start that way it takes time

dyzzypyxxy

dyzzypyxxy
Sarasota, FL
(Zone 9b)

August 24, 2013
12:00 PM

Post #9640124

Considering where coffee grows, I'd be keeping them really warm, too. Put them outside when the weather's hot, in the shade. Bring them in if the nights fall below 60. Or maybe on top of the fridge? If they aren't rotting (you can tell by the smell) they are still ok.

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