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Title: Who is growing No Mai Tsze lychee?
Post by: starch on April 20, 2016, 08:29:26 PM
Who is growing No Mai Tsze lychee?

I have been looking into grafting lychees and Oscar pointed out (back in a post in 2012 I think) that the chance for a good take increases if a lychee is grafted onto a seedling from the same cultivar. And because I am very interested in grafting a No Mai Tsze lychee, I am looking for No Mai Tsze seeds.

So my question (and request) to anyone growing No Mai Tsze lychees: Could you save the seeds? I would love to try sprouting the seeds and grafting onto the seedlings.

Thanks!
Title: Re: Who is growing No Mai Tsze lychee?
Post by: simon_grow on April 21, 2016, 10:21:18 AM
I'm growing it but it's extremely small and it will probably be another 10 years or so before I get fruit from it. It's only about 18 inches tall right now.

Simon
Title: Re: Who is growing No Mai Tsze lychee?
Post by: starch on April 21, 2016, 10:33:55 AM
Gotcha, I understand.

Simon, have you been able to find No Mai Tsze lychee fruit over here at all? Or is this something you can only realistically get in China?
Title: Re: Who is growing No Mai Tsze lychee?
Post by: BestDay on April 21, 2016, 11:52:20 AM
Exotica grows it and will let you taste the fruit when it is in season.  The workers there say it is the best tasting lychee they grow but it fruits inconsistently.

Bill
Title: Re: Who is growing No Mai Tsze lychee?
Post by: behlgarden on April 15, 2019, 11:12:47 AM
Who is growing No Mai Tsze lychee?

I have been looking into grafting lychees and Oscar pointed out (back in a post in 2012 I think) that the chance for a good take increases if a lychee is grafted onto a seedling from the same cultivar. And because I am very interested in grafting a No Mai Tsze lychee, I am looking for No Mai Tsze seeds.

So my question (and request) to anyone growing No Mai Tsze lychees: Could you save the seeds? I would love to try sprouting the seeds and grafting onto the seedlings.

Thanks!

Old Post but wanted to inform that No Mai Tze is very compatible grafting onto longan and hakip rootstocks. I got takes in 3 spots 5 grafts It failed on Brewster. Grows aggressive on longan. It even bloomed in first season.
Title: Re: Who is growing No Mai Tsze lychee?
Post by: starch on April 15, 2019, 11:24:27 AM
Who is growing No Mai Tsze lychee?

I have been looking into grafting lychees and Oscar pointed out (back in a post in 2012 I think) that the chance for a good take increases if a lychee is grafted onto a seedling from the same cultivar. And because I am very interested in grafting a No Mai Tsze lychee, I am looking for No Mai Tsze seeds.

So my question (and request) to anyone growing No Mai Tsze lychees: Could you save the seeds? I would love to try sprouting the seeds and grafting onto the seedlings.

Thanks!

Old Post but wanted to inform that No Mai Tze is very compatible grafting onto longan and hakip rootstocks. I got takes in 3 spots 5 grafts It failed on Brewster. Grows aggressive on longan. It even bloomed in first season.

That is great information, thanks for sharing!
I have a Diamond River longan that I think is going to get topworked then ... :)
Title: Re: Who is growing No Mai Tsze lychee?
Post by: alexgardens on April 16, 2019, 01:48:17 PM
I once got the chance to try this variety in Florida in 2016. Believe they were grown in Bokeelia, don't have info on the farm. They were the best lychees I've ever tried!