Lychee Nut :: Plant Profile.
An evergreen tree growing to 20m. valued for its fruit which is eaten fresh or canned the Lychee tree is Litchi chinensis.
A tropical fruit tree first grown for its fruit in southern China, the Lychee tree is now popular in India, Malaysia and Vietnam.
The exterior of the fruit is red, however the flesh is white and almost luminous. A broad spreading tree that develop a rounded crown with dense foliage they grow and fruit best in a climate that has a cool, but not cold winter and a warm humid summer.
In Australia Lychees grow from Northern NSW through to Northern Queensland. The fruits appear in bunches and are hand picked for processing.
A number of named cultivars are available in Australia, although difficult to find.
One way of obtaining trees is to buy ‘Marcotted trees’, these are simply trees grown by arial layering, they come true to type and allow you obtain one tree and grow them on to make more.
Litchi (Lychee) chinensis Varieties.
- Litchi chinensis ‘Souey Tung’
- Litchi chinensis ‘Fai Zee Siu’
- Litchi chinensis ‘Kwai May Pink’ also known as Boswworth 3 Small seeds and sweet flesh
- Litchi chinensis ‘Tai So’ – One of the most commonlyb grown varieties.
- Litchi chinensis No Mai Chi – Very large fruits and again small seeds. Slow to produce, however worth the wait.
- Litchi chinensis Salatheil – Small seeds, good fruit, Australian variety.
- Litchi chinensis Wai Chee – A smaller growing tree with high quality fruit, skin is deeper red than most. Late fruiting and wil grow in NSW.
- Litchi chinensis Kiamana – Good yeilding tree, large fruits and medium sized seeds.
- Litchi chinensis Bengal – Large seed and bright red skin.
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