This dwarf, and compact, plant’s size allows it to planted closer together, with its short internodes allowing it to produce more fruit in the same space. Caturra was discovered on a plantation in the state of Minas Gerais in Brazil sometime between 1915 and 1918. This varietal is a mutation of Bourbon, and like Bourbon it’s susceptible to diseases and pests, but with the benefit of a higher yield in comparison to Bourbon (about 200kg more per hectare). This variety has become one of the most economically important varieties for Central America, even becoming a “benchmark”’ against which new cultivars are tested.
Taste sweet apple, sugar cane, caramel, and a bright acidity. Find it at Los Placeres and El Encanto,