Catuai is a high-yield Arabica cultivar resulting from a cross of Mundo Novo and yellow Caturra. The tree is short, with lateral branches forming close angles to the primary branches. It is robust and can tolerate areas with strong winds or rain. Catuai requires fertilization and care. It was developed by the Instituto Agronomico do Campinas in Brazil in the  ’60s, and is widely used in Brazil and Central America. It was finally released in 1968. There are yellow-fruited and red-fruited types (Catuai-amarelo and Catuai-vermelho, respectively), and many selections. In 2000, a new type called Ouro Verde was released with more vigor than Red Catuai.

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