28 Jan '18, 9am

New Starmaya Hybrid Could ‘Reshape the Industry,’ Says World Coffee Research https://t.co/AsTUb76HNE

“Coffee is typically sold to farmers as seed. In crops like corn, F1 hybrid seeds are created through manual controlled pollination,” WCR said. “This is not economically feasible in coffee due to the biology of the plant. In order to produce F1 hybrid seeds in coffee, you need a workaround. Researchers have identified that workaround — the inability of one parent to produce pollen (called male sterility). It led to the creation of Starmaya — the first F1 hybrid Arabica plant able to be propagated by seed.”

Full article: https://dailycoffeenews.com/2017/03/13/new-starmaya-hybri...

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