A varietal family tree

August 20th, 2007

This is something that I’ve been thinking about for a while, but hadn’t gotten anywhere with. Tonight I was flicking through the Illy book looking for something else and then starting reading the varietals page and thought I’d try something simple to see how it looked. It is pretty badly labeled at this point – not distinguishing natural mutations from selections, and only crosses are obvious. I have only done c. arabica varietals that are quite well known, and thrown in a couple of obscure ones if they are on the route to somewhere interesting. Click the link for bigness.

Comments are very welcome, though if it is a correction please list your source. Additions also welcome. A few obvious ones are missing, but I wasn’t sure of their heritage and couldn’t find an accurate source – again, please chip in….

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