A very well-known lychee variety is also known as the Bosworth 3. The tree is a robust grower and a heavy cropper. The fruit is very sweet and juicy and whilst they are small to medium-sized fruit the seed is also relatively small. A really worthwhile addition to your backyard or orchard that will grow well either in the ground or in a large pot.
Read more at our Lychees - Overview page.
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Top Tips for Planting
- Plant in full sun
- Requires well drained soil with plenty of organic matter
Top Tips for Growing
- Do not apply a fertiliser until completion of the trees first fruiting; fertilizer should then be a gentle slow release option to protect the roots.
- Regular watering required. Using mulch around the base will help to keep the soil moist but leave a gap of 4-6 inches from the trunk.
Is it suitable for growing in pots?
Absolutely! It will grow wonderfully in a very large pot that has good drainage and it will produce great crops.
How much water does it require?
Lychees require regular watering.
When will it start fruiting?
Fruit will start to be produced 2-3 years after planting.
Did You Know
Lychees are originally from China and surrounding regions and have been popular for thousands of years! Lychees can self-pollinate; that’s right – you only need one tree to get fruit. On their long, branched, flowering stems (called panicles) they produce both male and female flowers.
Fruit Trees make Great Gifts!
How about giving a Fruit Tree for someone's birthday or special occasion?
For something extra special, you can choose a tree that will bear fruit around that time.
Check out our Fruiting Calendar to find the perfect variety.
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