Naturally occurring toxins in the lychee fruit have been linked to toxicity that leads to fever, convulsions and seizures. Ackee — the national fruit of Jamaica — contains the same poison as the lychee when unripe and can cause severe illness. It is usually cooked before eating.
Lychees should not be in standing water, as it will stunt their growth. Newly planted trees should be watered 2 to 3 times a week during the first weeks of planting, but can be reduced once the tree is established. Prune mature trees to help Read more
Lychees contain several healthy minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants, such as potassium, copper, vitamin C, epicatechin, and rutin. These may help protect against heart disease, cancer, and diabetes ( 3 , 6 , 7 , 16 ).
Lots of water. Lychee needs plenty of water to thrive. Don't lapse on watering your tree either. There is no winter dormant period for lychee, so keep watering it regularly year round. Lychee also like humid air, so spritz the leaves often.
Don't just “top” the lychee tree, which results in an unsightly, unhealthy tree. Remove entire branches, beginning with the longest branches first.
Most of the common lychee tree diseases are caused by fungal pathogens. Also known as pepper spot disease, symptoms of anthracnose on lychee fruit include small tan black raised lesions and/or a white fuzzy mycelium coating on the fruit. Foliage may display pink spores or Read more
A beautiful specimen tree with its shiny leaves and attractive fruit, lychee thrives in deep, fertile, well-draining soil. They prefer an acidic soil of pH 5.0-5.5. When growing lychee trees, be sure to plant them in a protected area.
Lychee (Litchi chinesis Sonn.) originated in the northern tropical and southern sub-tropical regions of South China. Wild lychee trees can be found as one of the dominant tree species of tropical rainforests in southern provinces such as Hainan, Guangdong, Guangxi and Yunnan.
Scale bugs can attack the stems and, if enough are present, you may see dieback. The larvae of both diaprepes root weevils and citrus root weevils feed on lychee tree roots. In Florida, insects are not the only pests of lychee trees. Birds, squirrels, raccoons, Read more
Roots of mature lychee trees spread beyond the drip-line of the tree canopy and heavy fertilization of the lawn adjacent to lychee trees is not recommended and may reduce fruit- ing and or fruit quality.
Because lychee is a tropical tree, it isn't an option for many gardens. However, although this tree can be quite large outdoors, it is possible to grow lychee in pots. You may be able to find a young tree at a nursery, but you can Read more
Since the tree is subtropical, it can be grown in USDA zones 10-11 only. A beautiful specimen tree with its shiny leaves and attractive fruit, lychee thrives in deep, fertile, well-draining soil. They prefer an acidic soil of pH 5.0-5.5. When growing lychee trees, be Read more
Generally, the trees thrive in USDA zones 10 and 11. If your zone is lower than this, the simple reason that your lychee doesn't bloom is that it doesn't get the sunshine and warmth it needs. Be sure you are in the right zone and Read more
How long do the trees take to produce? CHRIS CURLING: The trees stay dormant for about the first three years, then at about four or five years, you'll get a small amount of fruit. The ten year is usually the time they're fully productive and Read more
Lychees do not like wet feet, so be sure to plant your tree in well drained soil. Trees can also be planted on a mound to ensure proper drainage. The native soil of Florida is fine for successful growing. Commercial varieties such as: Brewster and Read more
When temperatures drop below 32 degrees F. (0 C.), lychee tree foliage may turn yellow or brown and wilt or drop. Fruit set can also be delayed or damaged by excessively cold periods. Before assuming that your lychee tree has a disease, consider what weather Read more
Ample sunlight. Make sure your lychee tree has a spot where it can get as much sunlight as possible. Rotate your container grown lychee to make sure it gets even light too.
While they are still young, lychee trees are pruned regularly to promote a full, rounded shape. Select branches are pruned from the center of young trees to open up the canopy to good air flow and reduce wind damage. This is pruning usually done around Read more
Environmental conditions like this are not only perfect for fungal growth and spread, but they can also shock a tree with too much water and moisture. It can be common for lychee trees to display yellow or brown leaves as they adjust to environmental changes.
Destruction: low, lychee production is relatively sustainable, there is no known significant damage to air, water, land, soil, forests, etc. as long as pesticides have not been used, be sure to buy Non-GMO/organic, as toxic, chemical pesticides contaminate air, water, soil, etc.
Reasons for Lychee Leaves Turning Brown Are the lychee leaves turning brown only at their tips? Foliage that turns brown only at its tips can indicate a watering problem, either too much water or too little. Tip burn can also indicate over fertilizing or a Read more
Make sure your lychee tree has a spot where it can get as much sunlight as possible. Rotate your container grown lychee to make sure it gets even light too. Acidic soil. For the best results, your tree needs soil that is acidic.
It can be common for lychee trees to display yellow or brown leaves as they adjust to environmental changes. Commercially they are fertilized specifically to induce abundant fruit set, but lychee trees in the home garden will do best with a general purpose fertilizer for Read more
Lychee (Litchi chinensis) Dull red or occasionally yellow in color, oval to round in shape, to 1½ inches, they have a leathery skin covered with small, blunt wart-like bumps. The sweet, juicy flesh is white, translucent, much like a muscadine grape, and surrounds a large, Read more
These skeleton roots have their entire network in the top layer of soil to a depth of about 8 inches. The lateral absorptive roots of a lychee tree extend out to about the drip line of the tree canopy. The diameter of the canopy is Read more
Lychee needs to be peeled and the husk and stone discarded. The seed is slightly poisonous, and only the white flesh is edible. Be gentle because it is a delicate fruit, and work over a bowl to capture any juice. There's no need to wash Read more
Lichi (Litchi chinensis) is a perennial, rounded-stemmed fruit tree, measuring between 3 and 6 (up to 10m) in height. The trunk is erect, rough, with brown bark and very branched.
Allergies: Lychee might cause allergic reactions in people who are allergic to birch, sunflower seeds and other plants from the same family, mugwort, and latex. Diabetes: Lychee extract might lower blood sugar levels.
(n.d.), lychee is a poor host for fruit fly, and very few to low numbers of adults are recovered from efforts to rear out larvae in lychee. Nonetheless, fruit flies do cause damage to lychee fruit.
Diseases of lychee tree include anthracnose, root rot, and red algae. Most are the result of improper watering (either too much or too little) or excessive use of fertilizer.
Reasons for Lychee Leaves Turning Brown Spots and speckles on foliage often signifies disease or pests. Foliage that turns brown only at its tips can indicate a watering problem, either too much water or too little. Tip burn can also indicate over fertilizing or a Read more
They grow best in the subtropical climates where temperatures are cool and dry for a short time in the winter months. Lychees do not like wet feet, so be sure to plant your tree in well drained soil. Trees can also be planted on a Read more
One of the most delightful aspects of a lychee tree is its long clusters of small flowers in early spring. In warmer zones, the flowers appear in February and March. In cooler parts of the range, look for them in April.
Lychee, (Litchi chinensis), also spelled litchi or lichi, evergreen tree of the soapberry family (Sapindaceae), grown for its edible fruit. Lychee is native to Southeast Asia and has been a favourite fruit of the Cantonese since ancient times. The fruit is usually eaten fresh but Read more
Lychee trees generally set more fruits than it is possible to hold, so some dropping can be the result of natural attrition. Stress can increase natural fruit drop in lychee, and stress may be increased by drought, temperatures that are colder than normal, or nutrient Read more
Lychee trees grow in recurrent cycles of growth followed by periods of dormancy. Typically, a South Florida lychee tree will experience 4 - 6 annual growth flushes depending on the age and size of a tree.
In this study, the entire growth cycle of lychee was divided into seven principal growth stages: bud, leaf, and shoot development, inflorescence emergence, flowering, fruit development, and fruit maturity.
Naturally occurring toxins in the lychee fruit have been linked to toxicity that leads to fever, convulsions and seizures. Ackee -- the national fruit of Jamaica -- contains the same poison as the lychee when unripe and can cause severe illness.
A beautiful specimen tree with its shiny leaves and attractive fruit, lychee thrives in deep, fertile, well-draining soil. They prefer an acidic soil of pH 5.0-5.5. Their dense canopy can be caught up by the wind, causing the trees to topple over.
Trees grow best in well-drained soils. Of the soils of southern Florida, lychee trees grow best in acid sands with moderate organic matter content. Sandy soils with low organic matter content are suitable if sufficient fertilizers are supplied.