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ELEVEN years waiting for my sweetheart
« on: June 12, 2019, 02:55:50 PM »
I toyed with the idea of chopping my sweetheart after it was in the ground a number of years, and BSBULLIE (Rob) advised me to have patience with the sweetheart.

Well, I'm FINALLY done waiting, I ate so many today after a 6 mile bike ride I have a stomach ache! :-)

They're nice and BIG many larger than a ping-pong ball. Just when my GF goes out of town for 2 weeks, she can't have any.

Thanks for the advice Rob!

Anyway, I have a question, how long will they keep in the fridge?

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Re: ELEVEN years waiting for my sweetheart
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2019, 03:13:19 PM »
Freeze them unpeeled and defrost them when needed quick in the water.
« Last Edit: June 12, 2019, 04:23:41 PM by Jungle Yard »

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Re: ELEVEN years waiting for my sweetheart
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2019, 03:41:22 PM »
Freeze then unpeeled.

Will definitely try that. I had mine in the fridge for 2 weeks now, still tastes good, skin is is getting brownish.
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Re: ELEVEN years waiting for my sweetheart
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2019, 03:55:22 PM »
Good news. Mine has had a weird problem with dropping 95% of its crop when bb sized. Was told that it is due to dryness... I had an OK flowering this year, but almost all of the fruit aborted.
Jeff  :-)

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Re: ELEVEN years waiting for my sweetheart
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2019, 04:25:05 PM »
Wow took eleven years to produce fruit? you are much more patient than I am LOL

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Re: ELEVEN years waiting for my sweetheart
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2019, 04:25:45 PM »
I just planted a 7 Gal Airlayered Lychee last year , this year 8 harvested delicious sweet fruit !
I feel fortunate as I compare Lychee reports from the forum .

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Re: ELEVEN years waiting for my sweetheart
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2019, 04:26:55 PM »
I toyed with the idea of chopping my sweetheart after it was in the ground a number of years, and BSBULLIE (Rob) advised me to have patience with the sweetheart.

Well, I'm FINALLY done waiting, I ate so many today after a 6 mile bike ride I have a stomach ache! :-)

They're nice and BIG many larger than a ping-pong ball. Just when my GF goes out of town for 2 weeks, she can't have any.

Thanks for the advice Rob!

Was it a seedling ?
Anyway, I have a question, how long will they keep in the fridge?
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Re: ELEVEN years waiting for my sweetheart
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2019, 04:45:25 PM »
Congratulations Gary !!!!

edzone9, nice tree, what type of lychee is yours ?

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Re: ELEVEN years waiting for my sweetheart
« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2019, 08:06:43 PM »
I though5 I was a Sweetheart, but the forum Members Identified it as Mauritius, delicious fruit !

I was going to pull it out , but after tasting the fruit itís a keeper 👍

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Re: ELEVEN years waiting for my sweetheart
« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2019, 02:17:01 AM »
I have a huge Brewster tree (taller than my roof top) and it has hundreds of fruit each year. I like the taste of it, but it does have large seeds.
Recently purchased a sweetheart and emperor but it will be years before I get any fruit on those. Never tasted a sweetheart or emperor.

 

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