Camellia sinensis 'Fairhope Select'
(Formerly 'Lipton Plantation') This selection from Donnie Barrett of Fairhope Tea Plantation has small, medium green leaves with pronounced serration. Vigorous growth produces lots of shoots for harvest! Prolific flowers and seed set, and quite cold hardy. Lipton Tea Company started a tea research project at Fairhope but after 4 years the plants were bulldozed and burned. Donnie Barrett saved 3 plants and propagated many from these. Fairhope Select is one of these selections.