SL - 34
SL stands for Scott Labs. This variety was created by Scott Agricultural Laboratories in Kenia. It is a variety designed for high altitudes with a lot of yearly rain. It is categorized by it bronze colored first leaves. As the branches grow and the leaves develop they turn green again. The fruit is categorized by its large size and purple veins. It is a descendant from the Typica family. It is typically a tall tree with long branches.
It produces a large sized seed, it is one of the most exceptional cup qualities and high in productivity.It is susceptible to all pests and diseases, therefore requiring a lot of care. It usually starts producing at year 3, though we are seeing first productions at year 2.
Why do we grow SL - 34?
SL - 34 is a tall sized tree compared to other varieties, similar to Bourbon and Arabicas. It is highly productive and can be planted in higher altitudes. This variety produces a very large fruit, with a very large seed, and it characterized by a very heavy and dense seed.
Production capacity: between 690-1840 kilos per manzana.
Tree size: Tall.
Location: La Siberia.
Variety cup notes:
Aroma: Spicy and floral.
Body: Medium to high body, very creamy mouthfeel.
Acidity: Citric, bright.
Flavor: Black currant, caramel, ginger, pepper, clove, lemongrass, green tea.
Aftertaste: black currant and clove.
How do we process this variety?
Kenian Washed Process