Catimor is a broad group of cultivars derived from a Hibrido de Timor (HdT) and Caturra cross, highly productive, sometimes with inferior cup flavor. The main issue is the Robusta content in HdT, although this has given Catimor types some resistance to Coffee Berry Disease (CBD), and Rust (CLR), and in some cases to Nematodes. One issue is that Catimor is over-bearing, requires much fertilizer input, and might “wear itself out” in a short time span (5-10 years). The first research in this cross was at CIFC in Portugal in the late ’60s, tested in Angola and Brazil. It was introduced in the 1980s in multiple places, one of the first being the Variedad Colombia released in 1985. Based on Brazilian and Portuguese types, IHCAFE 90 and IHCAFE 95 (Costa Rica 95) were widely planted. Honduras has Lempira, El Salvador has Catisic, Nicaragua has Catrenic. Cauvery was developed in India from plant material direct from Portugal. Indonesia is widely planted in Catimor types, such as Ateng, the main benefit being this resistance to Coffee Leaf Rust.

Other Catimor Types

  • Tupi
  • Obata
  • Catrenic
  • Paraiso
  • Rasuna
  • Catucai
  • Lempira
  • Maracatu
  • Catiga MG2
  • Selection 9
  • Ateng
  • Parainema
  • Arla
  • Acaia
  • ICAFE 95
  • IHCAFE 90
  • IAPAR 59
  • IPAR 103
  • Tabi
  • Costa Rica 95 AKA CR-95
  • Devamachy
  • Marsellesa
  • Catigua
  • Bogor Prada
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