Lychee 'Mauritius' (Litchi chinensis)

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Delicious Mauritius coming your way! The 'Mauritius' Lychee is an early producin variety of everyone's favorite exotic tropical fruit tree! Mauritius is an old school, tried-and-true variety, especially in south Florida where it has become one of the most popular and sought after Lychee varieties for cultivation.  The fruit is slightly smaller than most other types, however the flavor is supreme.  In our opinion, an amazing Lychee fruit requires the right balance of sweetness and acidity, and the Mauritius fits the bill perfectly.   

Fun fact: the original Mauritius seedling was discovered east of Madagascar, on the African island of Mauritius, after which it is named.

Plant Type:
Subtropical Evergreen Fruit Tree

Harvest Season:
Late Spring, Summer

Mature Size:
Up to 20-40 ft tall with an equally wide canopy. Very easy and fun to prune and maintain at smaller sizes and are well-suited for container growing.

Soil & Moisture:
Good drainage, rich soil, and irrigation are essential for the early success of this tree. Well-draining soil is essential for Lychee tree growth and they do very well planted on mounds to promote drainage. Requires regular watering until well-established. Increase watering during flowering and fruiting season. Does not like standing water or too much salinity. 

Light Requirements:
Full Sun, Part Shade

Self-Fertile:
Yes

Growth Rate:
Fast

Zone Hardiness:
Outdoors 9-11 (frost protection until established); Patio/Greenhouse 4+

 

Mature Lychee trees are cold tolerant to at least 26 degrees.

Propagation:
Our Lychee trees are air-layered and capable to produce within 1 or 2 years.

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Small: 2" Peat Pots
Medium: 4" Coconut Coir Pot
Large: 6" Peat Pot
X-Large: 8-10" Pot 
Citrus: 4x14" Pot

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Benefits of Growing Lychee Trees

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.

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