Lychee

Litchi chinensis ‘BREWSTER’
Height: 10ft
Minimum Temp Tolerated: 26F
Notes:
One of the most extensively planted commercial varieties in Florida. The fruit is large, deep red, and of excellent eating quality. A vigorous upright grower and like many Lychee it tends to be an alternate bearer producing good crops every two out of three years. June-July

Litchi chinensis ‘EMPEROR’
Height: 10ft
Minimum Temp Tolerated: 26F
Notes:
Emperor’ is the largest of the Lychee fruits achieving golf ball size, and it often produces aborted “chicken tongue” seeds. The tree is a slow compact grower that produces every three out of four years, it is not a mainstream commercial variety.  

Litchi chinensis ‘MAURITIUS’
Height: 10ft
Minimum Temp Tolerated: 26F
Notes:
Originating in southern China, but it is named for the island off the southeast coast of Africa where extensive commercial plantings have been in production for decades. It is a regular and heavy producer. The fruit is sweet, pink to red, and produces chicken tongue seeds in about one out of ten fruit. June-July.

Litchi chinensis ‘SWEETHEART’
Height: 10ft
Minimum Temp Tolerated: 26F
Notes:
Hands down the finest Lychee. It is a consistent producer of huge heart shaped fruit all having chicken tongue seeds. Production is close to that of Mauritius inspiring growers targeting high-end produce markets and gourmet restaurants. It is quickly becoming the choice by home garden growers for its reliability and superior quality. June-July.

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