Litchi Trees

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Please phone us on 023 230 0694 or email us on [email protected] to make sure if we have sufficient stock of a certain fruit tree/s that you need.

Litchi Mauritius No 5 (Yellow) 

mauritius-litchi The most common cultivar in South Africa. The litchi tree is attractive, dense, round-topped, slow-growing, 9 to 30 m high and equally broad. Fruits are in loose, pendent clusters,strawberry-red, sometimes rose, pinkish or amber, and some types tinged with green. Most are aromatic, oval, heart-shaped or nearly round, have a thin, leathery, rough or minutely warty skin. Immediately beneath the skin is a small volume of clear, delicious juice that separates readily from the seed. The flavour of the flesh is sub-acid and distinctive.This group is the most frequently planted, both locally and abroad. The cultivars produce satisfactory yields and fruit of good quality.
Litchis grow best in a subtropical climate with high summer temperatures, low and frost-free winter temperatures.
Harvested in December – January.

Litchi McLean (Red) 

mcleans-red-litchi This second-most-cultivated variety of SA produces fruit with large seed from mid to late season. Fruit are attractively red coloured and have distinctive pointed tips. McLean’s Red is a popular South African cultivar exported mainly to lucrative European markets. These fruits require extended storage-life. Early season litchi fruit ‘McLean’s Red’ was hand harvested at commercial maturity by the orchard workers during early morning from a commercial orchard (Geldenhuys plantations, Tzaneen, South Africa).
Harvested in January – February

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