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andrewq

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Re: 2018 Lychee Bloom
« Reply #25 on: February 10, 2018, 10:16:18 PM »







mixed vegetative and bloom in houston. i had tip pruned in december or jan and now have late bloomers.

quick poll: when do people apply fertilizer after blooming starts?

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Re: 2018 Lychee Bloom
« Reply #26 on: February 11, 2018, 03:33:52 PM »
The January freeze came at just the right time. Nipped back a vegetative growth flush just starting, looked today, and nearly every tip of my emperor is pushing blooms now=)

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Re: 2018 Lychee Bloom
« Reply #27 on: February 11, 2018, 05:56:47 PM »
The January freeze came at just the right time. Nipped back a vegetative growth flush just starting, looked today, and nearly every tip of my emperor is pushing blooms now=)


can you share pics?

my emperors have looked like this for a month and no progress


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Re: 2018 Lychee Bloom
« Reply #28 on: February 11, 2018, 06:29:21 PM »






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Re: 2018 Lychee Bloom
« Reply #29 on: February 11, 2018, 08:03:24 PM »
Andrewq - your blooms look great! I'll try to post some pics of mine. Might not get a chance until next weekend. They do take a while to unfurl I wouldn't worry.

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Re: 2018 Lychee Bloom
« Reply #30 on: February 11, 2018, 11:34:09 PM »






nice blooms!

is the first picture mango also?

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Re: 2018 Lychee Bloom
« Reply #31 on: February 12, 2018, 01:37:42 PM »
A few of my trees have started opening flowers now. I could not find a single female on 3 out of 4 trees. Hopefully, some of the yet to open flowers on these trees will be female.  My trees are still immature so maybe you all will have better luck.
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Re: 2018 Lychee Bloom
« Reply #32 on: February 12, 2018, 01:44:12 PM »
Sweetheart update




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Re: 2018 Lychee Bloom
« Reply #33 on: February 12, 2018, 04:26:48 PM »
A few of my trees have started opening flowers now. I could not find a single female on 3 out of 4 trees. Hopefully, some of the yet to open flowers on these trees will be female.  My trees are still immature so maybe you all will have better luck.

are all the trees the same cultivar? my sweethearts usually start as exclusively female, then hermaphroditic then males.

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Re: 2018 Lychee Bloom
« Reply #34 on: February 12, 2018, 04:54:58 PM »
Mauritius, Hak Ip, and No Mai Tsze are the varieties with all male blooms, 8 - 10 ft tall. Mostly male but some females on 3 ft tall Olan, not really big enough to support fruit. These trees probably have 60% closed flowers.
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Re: 2018 Lychee Bloom
« Reply #35 on: February 15, 2018, 08:46:44 PM »
Here in SoCal, got some blooms on Mauritius, sweetheart, late seedless(TopTrop), and maybe emperor.

Mauritius


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Re: 2018 Lychee Bloom
« Reply #36 on: February 16, 2018, 09:38:42 PM »
Here's pics of my emperor lychee blooms. You can see in this one the pale growth flush that had some crisped tips from a frost that came at just the right moment. It burned the emerging vegetative growth that was just starting on a few branches, but wasn't cold enough to damage any of the hardened off leaves. The tree paused for about 2-3 weeks, then pushed blooms in place of the nipped back leaves.


Nearly every tip is pushing blooms now.  They do unfold slowly - be another week or two before the blooms are actually open.


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Re: 2018 Lychee Bloom
« Reply #37 on: February 20, 2018, 01:29:40 PM »
Blooming here in San Jose, 9b.
It was going so well, then a cold snap hit us again.

Low 30's to high 20's this week.
Lychee is kept inside a greenhouse, it typically sits outdoors covered.

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Re: 2018 Lychee Bloom
« Reply #38 on: February 20, 2018, 09:35:29 PM »
Very nice trees all. My I ask which Lychee is the most sweetest?

Thanks,

Joe.

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Re: 2018 Lychee Bloom
« Reply #39 on: February 21, 2018, 12:37:52 AM »
any advice for improving fruit yield and preventing loss?

how to prevent fruit drop, fungus/aphids, and other common causes of early loss?

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Re: 2018 Lychee Bloom
« Reply #40 on: February 21, 2018, 12:33:51 PM »
any advice for improving fruit yield and preventing loss?

how to prevent fruit drop, fungus/aphids, and other common causes of early loss?

I rest a container of lady bugs on the center of the canopy.
I let them go ape $#!+ over any aphids or bugs they see as food.

In the evening I spray it down with neem/orange oil/horticulture mix.
Once it dries, it looks like nothing was there at all.
At this time, the lady bugs have already left the area or found their hiding spots.

I check the following day and discover that the lady bugs are perfectly fine.
They're actually quite hardy, my praying mantis's though are very skittish.

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Re: 2018 Lychee Bloom
« Reply #41 on: February 21, 2018, 09:14:11 PM »
Maybe it is different in FL but lychee is the lowest care fruit tree I have. I do about 2 nutrient sprays while fruit are forming and prune at harvest. That's it - no other care needed - seem not to. E prone to pests despite other plants in the vicinity having pests.

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Re: 2018 Lychee Bloom
« Reply #42 on: February 21, 2018, 11:11:54 PM »
Maybe it is different in FL but lychee is the lowest care fruit tree I have. I do about 2 nutrient sprays while fruit are forming and prune at harvest. That's it - no other care needed - seem not to. E prone to pests despite other plants in the vicinity having pests.

Same here. I have a 15-20-year old Mauritius lychee in front of my house and I don't do a thing other than twice a year potassium fertilization.


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Re: 2018 Lychee Bloom
« Reply #43 on: April 17, 2018, 04:06:57 PM »


Mine bloomed a few months ago but I had a late frost in March (though my mangoes only had a few minor damage) and the blooms got nipped so this is the first year since I planted it that there will be NO lychees  :'(

I did however give a good hair cut (pugging)  figured might as well take advantage while there are no fruits. The tree was very low to the ground  and we kept hitting my head on the riding mover so I just took up a little so I can mow underneath it a bit...should make a nice shade tree in a few more years.

Hmmm...how do you post pictures here now? It's been a while since I've been here Lol...

 

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