California grown Lychee

siegel2September 3, 2012

Had a real bumper crop of Lychee this summer. Most years I only get a handful on my almost 20 year old group of 3 trees. The tree were planted in a triangle quite close together. They are about 20 feet tall and about 15 feet wide. They have long since grown together and look like just one tree from a distance. The Lychee trees were planted right next to 3 Longan tree. We get lots of Longan fruit every year.

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nankeen(z8b Portland OR)

Nice! I've heard that they can take 40yrs to really start producing quantity as a crop and historically that a grower will be planting for his grandson to have an orchard. Was it worth the wait? They are pretty tasty.

    Bookmark   September 4, 2012 at 10:41AM
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karyn1(7a)

Beautiful fruit. How was the taste?

    Bookmark   September 7, 2012 at 7:59AM
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newgen(9 Central California)

Beautiful! I've heard that it's not easy getting lychees to fruit in CA. Where do you live?

    Bookmark   September 12, 2012 at 6:21PM
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