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2018 Lychee Bloom
« on: January 18, 2018, 08:02:52 PM »
Just noticed my sweetheart lychees are starting to bloom. Other varieties not yet.  Anyone else have lychees blooming?

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Re: 2018 Lychee Bloom
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2018, 08:46:20 PM »
My Brewster stayed dormant, but Mauritius showing some activity: (hope these are blooms):
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Re: 2018 Lychee Bloom
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2018, 08:57:49 PM »
All's quiet here for now...but expecting big things (hopefully) soon, early buds starting to show. Finally a winter with lots of chill hours and both my trees took last year's  very warm winter off, so got a feeling its gonna be a great season for me and in South Florida.
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Re: 2018 Lychee Bloom
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2018, 09:13:31 PM »
Ronald

How does the olan lychee compare to other varieties?

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Re: 2018 Lychee Bloom
« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2018, 12:53:15 AM »
Notice Sweetheart blooming here as well right now.
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Re: 2018 Lychee Bloom
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2018, 04:08:47 AM »
Brad, the olan is flowering for the first time (grafted to mature stump) so I don't know taste. I have only found a paragraph on it on line. My friend however who is in another area was not that impressed, but we shall see. He was hoping for it to be regular producer.
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Re: 2018 Lychee Bloom
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2018, 08:13:48 PM »
Hi, ronald123,

Is that fruit called M-1 in your photo, a sugar apple?

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Re: 2018 Lychee Bloom
« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2018, 09:10:13 PM »
in houston, my container sweetheart and emperors put out early growths in mid december and we’ve been hit with cold temps which have arrested the growth. hoping they are blooms.









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Re: 2018 Lychee Bloom
« Reply #9 on: January 20, 2018, 12:55:44 AM »
fruitfool

i got it from jene's many years ago as an atemoya, but personally i think its a sugar apple.

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Re: 2018 Lychee Bloom
« Reply #10 on: January 20, 2018, 06:31:29 PM »
My Brewster is blooming a lot. This is the first winter it has bloomed this early. Nothing on the Sweetheart and Emperor.





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Re: 2018 Lychee Bloom
« Reply #11 on: January 21, 2018, 10:34:29 AM »
Mine are still dormant, by the looks of it. You're are blooming indeed, Brad. Wonderful pic!

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Re: 2018 Lychee Bloom
« Reply #12 on: January 29, 2018, 07:37:53 PM »
Seems like nothing is happening yet in South Florida.
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Re: 2018 Lychee Bloom
« Reply #13 on: January 29, 2018, 07:50:56 PM »
Mine are blooming.

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Re: 2018 Lychee Bloom
« Reply #14 on: January 29, 2018, 08:02:27 PM »
Just a few miles to the north of you, 12 of 17 of my lychee trees have good bloom or leafy bloom in various states. I predict only 2 trees will not bloom. All my trees are young, 5 years or less, and small, 8 - 10 ft tall. If you do not have recent new growth, your chances are good you will get bloom.

Seems like nothing is happening yet in South Florida.
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Re: 2018 Lychee Bloom
« Reply #15 on: January 29, 2018, 09:34:11 PM »
Ok good to know, mine are still quiet..tho some buds appeared recently ...all the lychee  trees that I know in and around my immediate are quiet too... hadn't heard much from the s. FL peeps on here so figured season was quiet so far.
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Re: 2018 Lychee Bloom
« Reply #16 on: January 30, 2018, 03:34:50 AM »
Most blooms on my lychee and mango (LZ) were frozen at 30F. So much for zone 10a. :(


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Re: 2018 Lychee Bloom
« Reply #17 on: January 30, 2018, 08:20:12 AM »
I am down to one lychee (had two Mauritius) after Irma, the survivor was damaged by losing 25% of the canopy when a branch from a Jacaranda cleaned out the East side. top to bottom. It is full of buds and new growth is appearing where the damage occurred. fingers crossed

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Re: 2018 Lychee Bloom
« Reply #18 on: January 30, 2018, 08:33:21 AM »
Sweetheart




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Re: 2018 Lychee Bloom
« Reply #19 on: January 30, 2018, 08:59:31 AM »
All is quiet in Miramar.  I was hoping to see some bloom this year on my Mauritius, but nothing so far.
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Re: 2018 Lychee Bloom
« Reply #20 on: January 31, 2018, 07:40:18 AM »
Taken yesterday from the canopy of a Mauritius. I had limb damage also from Irma and cut one back severely. The one in the picture lost about 1/3 of the canopy.




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Re: 2018 Lychee Bloom
« Reply #21 on: February 03, 2018, 09:50:07 AM »
Looks like my sweetheart is starting to push bloom spikes



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Re: 2018 Lychee Bloom
« Reply #22 on: February 03, 2018, 11:34:59 AM »
My Sweetheart Lychee is blooming (noticed around 1/30).   
I had a handful of fruit last year, but this is the first "real" bloom, so I am excited!

my Dot Mango is about 80% covered in blooms - had two flushes a couple weeks apart.

Let's hope this all translates into a bountiful harvest!

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Re: 2018 Lychee Bloom
« Reply #23 on: February 03, 2018, 01:40:33 PM »
Sweetheart has pretty decent amount of blooms, emperor loaded too, and kaimana also has some blooms. 
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Re: 2018 Lychee Bloom
« Reply #24 on: February 03, 2018, 03:53:22 PM »
My Sweetheart Lychee is blooming (noticed around 1/30).   
I had a handful of fruit last year, but this is the first "real" bloom, so I am excited!

my Dot Mango is about 80% covered in blooms - had two flushes a couple weeks apart.

Let's hope this all translates into a bountiful harvest!

Looking that was ..last year (with practically no winter) was a poor mango season and a basically non-existent lychee season . Best winter we've had in over 5 years and the trees are definitely responding!!

Sidenote I wonder what effect Irma had too, because while I didn't lose any they got really beat up but are putting out magnificent blooms.
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