Lychee is medium sized evergreen tree and required warm, humid and
temperature between 32 F to 46F for best fruiting. The tree can grow up
to 20meters tall. The bark is grey black or brownish red. The leave
long between 8cm to 20 cm with 2 to 4 pairs leaflet. The panicles grow
in 10 or more cluster with long 8 to 38cm and holding hundred of white,
yellow or green flower. Lychee need sunlight and protect from high
wind. The trees grow well in soil rich in organic and between pH 5 to 7
with well drained.
There are three varieties determine by twig thickness, flower, and
1. Javensis- This is the variety most planted in Malaysia. It has a
thick twigs. The fruit is smooth. The flowers has 7 to 11 stamen.
2. Philippinensis Leenh- It has a 6 to 7 stamens, thin twig and fruit
shape in long oval.
3. Chinensis-it is a common plated variety. It has thin twig. Flower
have 6 stamen with smooth surface fruit. It is the only commercial