SL 28


Varietal: SL28

Related to: Bourbon

Origin: Kenya

Grows best at: 1000meters or above

Type: Bourbon hybrid

Prevalent in: Kenya

Predominant Colour: Red

Fruit size: Medium

Leaf Characteristics: Large

Botany: Heirloom

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.

Links: Bourbon

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