Lychee 'Brewster' (Litchi chinensis)

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Mature Air-layered Fruit Tree, Ready to Produce

Brewster Lychee is a tropical fruit tree with a reliable nature to fruit and flower, making it great for a home or commercial landscape. Good drainage, rich soil, and irrigation are essential for the early success of this tree. The Brewster Lychee fruit has one of the best flavors, with the small trade-off of an inconveniently large inner seed. Like other Lychee varieties, Brewster Lychee fruit has the translucent flesh and texture of a grape.  The big Lychee seed is not a deal breaker for most people (like us!), who adore cracking open the purple-red outer shell of Brewster Lychee to get a taste of its trademark late-summer sweetness.

Lychee fruit is an amazing source of antioxidants, Vitamin C, Vitamin B phytonutrient flavonoids, manganese, magnesium, copper, iron and folate.  Eat fruit straight from the tree once ripe, shake up a Lychee juice cocktail, or use dried or deyhydrated Lychee fruit for a naturally sweet and healthy out of season snack.

Brewster Lychee is the second-most cultivated Litchi tree in the United States, perfectly adapted to the long Floridian growing season. It was introduced by an American missionary to China, Rev. William N. Brewster, hence the name, but the Chen Purple Lychee is the parent tree. The cultivation of Lychee in China dates so far back that historians have yet to track down a truly wild species of it. 

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How to Grow Lychee

Plant Type: Tropical Evergreen Fruit Tree

Harvest Season: Late summer to fall.

Mature Size: Up to 40ft

Soil & Moisture: Rich soil with ample moisture and good drainage. Optimum soil pH 5.0

Light Requirements: Full Sun, Part Shade

Self-Fertile: Yes

Zone Hardiness: Outdoors 9+; Patio/Greenhouse 4+

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