Lychee Tree

Discussion in 'Gardening' started by destinduck, Feb 17, 2013.

  1. destinduck

    destinduck obsessed with "ducks"

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    ing my first blooms already.Im so excited! I love to eat lychees and rambutans. Got this plant last year at home depot for around 40 dollars. Its about 3-4 feet tall.
     
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  2. Makomd

    Makomd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats!!! Had my first Lychee a couple of years ago, good stuff.
     
  3. rachlore

    rachlore Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Never tried lychees... what do they taste like?
     
  4. Makomd

    Makomd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is a taste all its own in my opinion kind of "berry flavored ". Some Asian grocery stores sell lychee juice and occasionally the nuts as well.
     
  5. destinduck

    destinduck obsessed with "ducks"

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    Sort of like a loquat. Only not as sweet. But it has its own unique flavor.
     
  6. Going Bhonkers

    Going Bhonkers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratulations! We were thinking of getting a lychee tree but were afraid it wouldnt survive the winter. We sometimes get cold snaps lasting 2 -3 days that kill everything [​IMG].
    But the weather must be cooler where you're at, did you take any precautions with it?
     
  7. flgardengirl

    flgardengirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very nice. I have some tropical fruit trees, plants, and a bunch of dragon fruit varieties in pots that I drag into the greenhouse every winter. I do not put them in the ground here because I am in a 9A zone on the coast of NE FL. We have had a very warm winter here too but there was two days this last week that got below freezing.

    I put a 4 yr old sausage tree (Kigelia) in the ground as an experiment this winter. It was good up until this last cold snap grrr. Now most of the branches have froze back. I think it will reprout at the trunk. I have 2 more of those that I kept in the greenhouse. They drop their leaves every winter and regrow them in the spring when I drag them out and water them again.

    I will be glad when we move further south next year and I can leave everything in the ground permanently!
     
  8. Going Bhonkers

    Going Bhonkers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What size are the pots that you keep your trees in? (I'm assuming they're the plastic ones?)
     
  9. destinduck

    destinduck obsessed with "ducks"

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    I have had to cover my lychee and mango up with sheets or a blanket. If I want something to make it I'll cover it. I think Im going to make a couple of portable rectangle greenhouses out of some heavy clear plastic for next year. A couple years back it stayed below freezing( in the 20's for a whole week.Yall probably remember that one.Covered or not, I lost a bunch of stuff that year. Even a kumquat tree that was about 10 years old. Thats wierd that yall got freezing temps last week but we didnt. It was close though at 34. Brrr!
     
  10. roamingchick

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    Can chickens eat lychee?
     

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