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Tiberivs

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How to make lychee bloom
« on: March 08, 2020, 11:23:04 AM »
Last year my tree bloomed nicely and I got a bunch of fruit. This year it doesnít look so good only two bloom spikes in tree earlier bloom And two more small ones emerging, I noticed something interesting about the two small ones emerging. It seems they are emerging where either I or something tipped branch. Other parts that are not tipped have new growth emerging with no flowers. Let me know your thoughts if anyone has noticed this and if so when would be the time to tip.








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Re: How to make lychee bloom
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2020, 08:57:35 AM »
You have to prune them at the end of the fruiting season to help it fruit more the following year.
Donít rush, take time and enjoy life and food.

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Re: How to make lychee bloom
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2020, 03:59:00 AM »
Pothassium chlorate

Here is a link with a file where it describes the procedure: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1D8ua3jkBptZVqXSe4zdS8U44FuK_LEzg/view?usp=sharing

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Re: How to make lychee bloom
« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2020, 03:47:38 PM »
I Pruned my sweetheart after last season (only branches low enough to prune) and this season not one flower lower than 10 feet, but the top where I did not prune has exploded in flowers.
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Re: How to make lychee bloom
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2020, 11:21:42 AM »
Last year my tree bloomed nicely and I got a bunch of fruit. This year it doesnít look so good only two bloom spikes in tree earlier bloom And two more small ones emerging, I noticed something interesting about the two small ones emerging. It seems they are emerging where either I or something tipped branch. Other parts that are not tipped have new growth emerging with no flowers. Let me know your thoughts if anyone has noticed this and if so when would be the time to tip.








The flowering on the tipped branches is probably caused by exposing very new growth tips to cold temperatures that are cool enough to induce flowering.

Literature says that girdling can help with blooms and fruit retention but this is a skill that can be fatal to the girdled branches if not performed properly and timing of the girdling is critical.

As far as I am aware, Potassium Chlorate works for Longan but not on Lychee but I have not done any research on this in many years.

Simon

 

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