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Re: Looking for large Sweetheart Lychee in SoCal
« Reply #25 on: April 12, 2017, 12:40:54 AM »
Ya, those were the ones I saw while I was there.

Flowering but skinny :D

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Re: Looking for large Sweetheart Lychee in SoCal
« Reply #26 on: April 12, 2017, 11:49:04 AM »
so sad that they can just up pot a small tree like that and sell it for more for me those look like 15 gallon trees....makes me just want to open up my own lychee nusery :)

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Re: Looking for large Sweetheart Lychee in SoCal
« Reply #27 on: April 12, 2017, 06:02:58 PM »
Comparison between 2 nurseries: (My experience buying Lychees trees at Mimosa ELA and other nursery) in Southern California:

15G Mauritius fr Mimosa East LA: March 2015 $90


15G Brewster fr. other nursery: March 2015 $90


Same prize, size and month of purchased, but:
Seems like the 15G fr Mimosa's roots had been filling the 15G pot for some time..., while the 15G fr the other nursery: I see they uppotted recently to 15G. (I can see the old smaller pot "soiled formed cylinder...").

Note: after 2 years in the ground, the Mauritius has been growing over three times as big as the Brewster...



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Re: Looking for large Sweetheart Lychee in SoCal
« Reply #28 on: April 12, 2017, 06:20:04 PM »
two different variety

Comparison between 2 nurseries: (My experience buying Lychees trees at Mimosa ELA and other nursery) in Southern California:

15G Mauritius fr Mimosa East LA: March 2015 $90


15G Brewster fr. other nursery: March 2015 $90


Same prize, size and month of purchased, but:
Seems like the 15G fr Mimosa's roots had been filling the 15G pot for some time..., while the 15G fr the other nursery: I see they uppotted recently to 15G. (I can see the old smaller pot "soiled formed cylinder...").

Note: after 2 years in the ground, the Mauritius has been growing over three times as big as the Brewster...

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Re: Looking for large Sweetheart Lychee in SoCal
« Reply #29 on: April 15, 2017, 02:32:32 AM »
You would be shocked to see how beautiful Cal. Tropics Lychee trees are...even IF you don't have an extra 10k in your wallet (that day). I was super impressed. They also have a Jaboticaba grove (In ground) as well! Yes they are overpriced, but still impressive nonetheless. Chris

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Re: Looking for large Sweetheart Lychee in SoCal
« Reply #30 on: April 17, 2017, 11:00:50 AM »
Comparison between 2 nurseries: (My experience buying Lychees trees at Mimosa ELA and other nursery) in Southern California:

15G Mauritius fr Mimosa East LA: March 2015 $90


15G Brewster fr. other nursery: March 2015 $90


Same prize, size and month of purchased, but:
Seems like the 15G fr Mimosa's roots had been filling the 15G pot for some time..., while the 15G fr the other nursery: I see they uppotted recently to 15G. (I can see the old smaller pot "soiled formed cylinder...").

Note: after 2 years in the ground, the Mauritius has been growing over three times as big as the Brewster...


 It looks like what you really got was a 7 gall but paid for a 15 gallon. That sucks.

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Re: Looking for large Sweetheart Lychee in SoCal
« Reply #31 on: April 17, 2017, 11:11:31 AM »
Sweetheart no bloom pruned too aggressive




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Re: Looking for large Sweetheart Lychee in SoCal
« Reply #32 on: April 18, 2017, 02:25:50 PM »
simon did you get the tree yet if so where?

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Re: Looking for large Sweetheart Lychee in SoCal
« Reply #33 on: April 18, 2017, 02:43:07 PM »
I did not get a large tree yet but Frank and Fang air layered one for me. I will plant the smaller one at my house and I still want to get a large one for my mother in laws yard. I'll probably go and check out California Tropicalfruit nursery when I get a chance.

Simon

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Re: Looking for large Sweetheart Lychee in SoCal
« Reply #34 on: April 21, 2017, 07:24:26 PM »
I picked up this 20 gallon sweetheart...


Not sure if its a good deal. All i know lychee are slow growers... i picked up a good size.
« Last Edit: April 21, 2017, 07:27:27 PM by gozp »

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Re: Looking for large Sweetheart Lychee in SoCal
« Reply #35 on: April 21, 2017, 11:11:57 PM »
from where and how much?

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Re: Looking for large Sweetheart Lychee in SoCal
« Reply #36 on: April 22, 2017, 03:13:21 AM »
Here is the photo from mimosa nursery..thats the one i got...










I even saw a beautiful brewster 20 gallon






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Re: Looking for large Sweetheart Lychee in SoCal
« Reply #37 on: April 22, 2017, 02:49:09 PM »
Those are good sized trees for very reasonable prices. Too bad it's just so far away from me.

Simon

 

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