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Topic: Liberica varietal and Kona (4 msgs / 79 lines)
1) From: miKe mcKoffee
Interestingly (to me anyway) this new Liberica varietal SM offering is what
was used by Heavenly Hawaiian in their experimental 3 acre "The Other Farm"
grafting Kona Typica to the nematode resistant Liberica root stock going on
a decade ago. (My memory had failed me thinking they'd used a Robusta
seedstock until visiting their site for other reasons today.)
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2) From: Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee
Yes, Liberica has been a popular rootstock for this reason, but I 
don't know of anyone actually growing the varietal in Kona - that 
would be interesting to taste. There is also a lot of robusta 
rootstock used in grafting in Hawaii.
Tom
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3) From: Chris Hardenbrook
MiKe, it may be that Heavenly Hawaiian has used both.  The new owner 
of about 2 years, Dave Bateman, has expanded "TOF" to many more than 
3 acres. His total holdings are now about 36 acres and he has 
recently converted an old mac orchard to his new plants with 
resistant rootstock. That rootstock may or may not be what was used 
previously, so Robusta is not out of the question.
An interesting note (to me) is that "HH" and "TOF" are not 
wet-fermented. The cherries go in a pulper and then directly to a 
cleaner than mechanically removes the mucilage layer and then 
directly to the drying floor.  Dave and Trudy send their parchment 
out for dry milling and do not roast on-site.  They do, however, sell 
green beans including peaberry on site.
Chris in Hilo
At 08:51 AM 10/5/2007, you wrote:
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4) From: Paul Carder
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Mike, I hope Tom offers a Heavenly Hawaiin KONA someday. I' ve been =
enjoying their beans for several years. Delicious!
PAUL CARDER


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