Farm day: Coffee Pollination

Nature is so wise it give us chills! Yesterday our coffee plants decided to BLOOM!

What a smell... uh la la its just beyond magical. 

I woke up a few days ago  and voilà everything was full of white and smelling like sunshine. 

Now, do you know the importance of this magnificentphenomenon? 

Flowering in coffee is one of the most important mechanisms in the evolutionary ladder, bringing about continuity of genetic material for future generations. The flower shoot and the fruit set of the coffee flower, its perfume, shape and color give some indication of the possible quantity of the expected coffee crop. Yes! It's a preview of how healthy and nurtured our plants are! Actually, worldwide coffee crop estimates are determined by observing the extent and intensity of blossom.

After pollination starts, honey bees and butterflies are the primary pollinators. Wind AND MOISTURE also helps to a certain extent. Pollination takes place within five to seven hours after flower opening and then the cycle continues...

Stay tuned for more updates from this blissful harvest!

Love, Light and COFFEE!!

 

STILL LIFE BY IRVING PENN

STILL LIFE BY IRVING PENN