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2022 Lychee bloom?
« on: January 05, 2022, 08:52:14 PM »
See some bloom (Tai So).Is it going to be mostly male or female,that is the question.This year not much chilling hours.

Tell me your flowering stats as they emerge

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Re: 2022 Lychee bloom?
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2022, 01:20:12 PM »
Hak ip starting not much yet

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Re: 2022 Lychee bloom?
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2022, 02:06:22 PM »
I forgot I had a lychee until I noticed it in my greenhouse with flower buds forming today.  Kaimana, too small to let fruit now

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Re: 2022 Lychee bloom?
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2022, 02:19:15 PM »
I see panicles starting on most varieties (with the exception of Emperor). However, I have seen pictures of full bloom on a few Emperor trees north of here.

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Re: 2022 Lychee bloom?
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2022, 08:57:38 AM »
Mauritius is flowering and has plenty new leaves. Brewster and Sweet Heart show no movement yet.

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Re: 2022 Lychee bloom?
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2022, 07:55:38 PM »
Good reports!
 I think lychee is going to have to be grown Sebring and north to get good yields now,very low chill anymore south.

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Re: 2022 Lychee bloom?
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2022, 09:06:50 PM »
Good reports!
 I think lychee is going to have to be grown Sebring and north to get good yields now,very low chill anymore south.

Not many people realize it, but when lychee was first brought to Florida this area of the state was one of the main planting areas. There are still many very old lychee trees here in Sebring, Avon Park, and Lake Placid. The Desoto City neighborhood especially has a long standing history with lychee and there are several small groves that are 80+ years old. Freezes in the late 50s and then again in the 70s and 80s caused the center of production to move south. Unfortunately, I see the handwriting on the wall for these old trees. I watched HLB destroy all of the ancient citrus trees here. I am afraid that the erinose mite will do the same to the lychee.

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Re: 2022 Lychee bloom?
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2022, 12:58:22 PM »
I've got blooms forming in the greenhouse but it is way too cold outside to move the plants. What's the forum recommendation? Pick the blooms and hope for a second flourish in spring or what? I have the same problem with my white sapotes.

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Re: 2022 Lychee bloom?
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2022, 03:04:35 PM »
My Hak Ip was the first to show bloom forming, early January 2022.  I haven't seen any on my other varieties yet.  Last year they bloomed at the end of January.  Myakka City 9b

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Re: 2022 Lychee bloom?
« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2022, 07:34:21 PM »
You get good chill there in Myakka City.Myakka City! whats the pop of that city If you take out the Dakin dairy?

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Re: 2022 Lychee bloom?
« Reply #10 on: January 10, 2022, 09:47:05 PM »
I've got blooms forming in the greenhouse but it is way too cold outside to move the plants. What's the forum recommendation? Pick the blooms and hope for a second flourish in spring or what? I have the same problem with my white sapotes.

I would be tempted to try hand pollination. I have never done it, but Lychees on Line has a fairly straight forward description of the process.

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.lycheesonline.com/flowerpollination.cfm&ved=2ahUKEwi-p7fS1qj1AhX7RjABHcjNAF8QFnoECAUQAQ&usg=AOvVaw3wfep73BwPxqA1A_bp6xOE

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Re: 2022 Lychee bloom?
« Reply #11 on: January 10, 2022, 09:49:36 PM »
My Hak Ip was the first to show bloom forming, early January 2022.  I haven't seen any on my other varieties yet.  Last year they bloomed at the end of January.  Myakka City 9b

Hak Ip is typically the first to bloom. I have seen bloom in every month from December to April here in Florida zone 9b. There is still plenty of time for the other varieties.

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Re: 2022 Lychee bloom?
« Reply #12 on: January 11, 2022, 07:27:31 PM »
My Hak Ip in 9B, Winter Garden/Ocoee, has had flowers emerging since late December.  I'll be looking to add an Emperor and Kaimana this year, so if anyone has an air layer to sell, let me know.  If your willing to trade, my ornamental and edible inventory is very extensive.

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Re: 2022 Lychee bloom?
« Reply #13 on: January 11, 2022, 07:29:54 PM »
It will not be a great lychee year for me.  Very little bloom on Brewster and Mauritius, nothing so far on Emperor.

Last year was big, perhaps this is the off year - it hasn't really gotten cold either.

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Re: 2022 Lychee bloom?
« Reply #14 on: January 11, 2022, 07:30:59 PM »
My Hak Ip in 9B, Winter Garden/Ocoee, has had flowers emerging since late December.  I'll be looking to add an Emperor and Kaimana this year, so if anyone has an air layer to sell, let me know.  If your willing to trade, my ornamental and edible inventory is very extensive.
Careful where you get it so you don't bring pests to you collection.

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Re: 2022 Lychee bloom?
« Reply #15 on: January 11, 2022, 08:06:19 PM »
Your right!  I can tank mix fog it at work with my Dramm Cold Fogger.

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Re: 2022 Lychee bloom?
« Reply #16 on: January 14, 2022, 08:02:11 PM »
I did the Lara Farms bags of ice trick, I am getting mixed blooms. 3 bags of ice (gas station size) per tree spaced 4 to 6 inches from the trunk like the Mercedes symbol on the coldest days of the year starting in Dec. (leave ice in the bag) This coming week in So. Fl. I will do it again.
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Re: 2022 Lychee bloom?
« Reply #17 on: January 14, 2022, 10:14:50 PM »
I did the Lara Farms bags of ice trick, I am getting mixed blooms. 3 bags of ice (gas station size) per tree spaced 4 to 6 inches from the trunk like the Mercedes symbol on the coldest days of the year starting in Dec. This coming week in So. Fl. I will do it again.

Interesting, I always thought that it was the apical buds in lychee that needed the cold, not the roots.

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Re: 2022 Lychee bloom?
« Reply #18 on: January 16, 2022, 03:15:47 PM »
6 small trees bloomed last year.
0 this year.

 

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