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Tea plant 'Assamica'

Camellia sinensis

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'Assamica' is a Tea plant variety in the Camellia genus with a scientific name of Camellia sinensis.


A fast-growing woody shrub or small tree with pale to dark green up to 35 cm long leaves under natural conditions reaching a height of up to 15 m. Under cultivation it is usually pruned down to 0.5-1.5 m and trained as a low spreading bush.

Leaves are killed at 0°C.

Perennial. Harvest of leaves may begin after 2-5 years and reaches a maximum at 7-10 years. The growth cycle is 240-365 days, fruits takes 270-360 days to matureand seed are normally produced after 4-5 years. The economic life of the plant is about 40-45 years, but sometimes the shrub are kept in production 60-70, or even 100 years.

Assam tea, Tea, The, Te, Tee, Tsa.

Assam tea can be grown in tropical lowland up to about 1000 m in elevation. Hail can cause great damage and windbreaks are beneficial. It is sensitive to drought and cold. It thrives with fairly high relative humidity (67-85%). One ton of tea removes 45-60 kg N, 4-7 kg P and 20-30 kg K from the field. Optimum yield is relatively high to about 3.0 t/ha

It grows mainly as an Evergreen, which means it typically retains its leaves throughout the year. Normally grows with a shrub-like habit.

Be aware that Assamica Tea plant typically needs a fair amount of maintenance and care in order to grow successfully. Ensure that you are aware of the soil, sun, ph and water requirements for this plant and keep an eye out for pests. Pay attention to weeding, feed and pruning schedules to ensure your plant remains in peak condition.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Assamica have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Assamica

Growing Assamica from seed

Transplanting Assamica

Harvesting Assamica

Other Names for Tea plant 'Assamica'

Assam tea