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LYCHEE - BOSWORTH 3

Lychee Bosworth 3Botanical Name: Litchi chinensis
Description

Also known as Kwai Mai Pink, this variety will average 45 to the kg, is small seeded and very sweet. Will produce good crops every year, despite the climate or soil type from NSW to Cape York.

Other Names: Kwai Mai Pink, Litchee, Litchi
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Lychee Bosworth 3

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Preferred Climate

Tropical, Subtropical
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)

2-5m

Plants required to Pollinate

1 (Self Pollinating)
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Can it Handle Frosts?

Likes Temps above 5deg

Amount of leaves in Winter?

All Leaves (Evergreen)

Suitability in Pots

Yes with 35L+ Pot

Water Requirements

Frequent Watering

Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree?

Semi Dwarf (2/3 Normal Size), Can be pruned to 2m

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest

4-5 Years

Sun or Shade

Full (Sun:80%-100%)

Preferred Soil Type

Perfect Drainage (Sand/Volcanic)

Soil pH

Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

Fruiting/Harvest Months

February, March, April

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Question & Answer

Is melbourne the right climate for lychees From: SEABROOK VIC

No lychees are not suited to growing in Victoria,. Lychees are suitable to about as far south as Sydney, further south than that you will be better trying a longan which is related and has similar fruit to a lychee but is a little hardier. Longans will also require a frost free climate.

is this plant or any of your lychees air layered? From: BEAUDESERT QLD

All the lychee trees we sell are marcotted, or air layered. You will need to have a frost free site to successfully grow a lychee and as they are very slow growing make sure you remove all the flowers for the first two or three years until your tree is well established.

I live in western sydney what type lychee tree will suit. From: CRANEBROOK NSW

Lychees require a subtropical climate with minimal frost. Western Sydney is marginal, but if you wish to try one I would suggest a Bosworth 3 or Kwai Mai Pink #LycheeBosworth655

Will It Grow in my climate or should I have a Longan Tree. From: DARAWANK NSW

If you are worried about frost then Longan is better than a Lychee Tree "Longans thrive much better on higher ground than the lychee and endures more frost" #CategoryLongan1380

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Lychee - Bosworth 3 (Grafted) 9/10

HappyEarth's Edible Fruits
Update: 2784 days 16hrs

Comments: - Steady grower - really starting to take-off now 2010

Height 1.5 metres

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Just Compost as they seem sensitive to anything else

When I Fertilise: Never

Pest Control: None

Organic Status:Organic


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Lychee - Bosworth 3 (Cutting) 9/10

Amanda19's Edible Fruits
Update: 2555 days 6hrs

Comments: -

Just planted (Aug09)

July 2010 - doing very well. I think it loves the constant subsoil moisture from the Biolytix. Not phased by the scorching summer or wind.

Nov 2010: Now in a 35L tree bag in an enclosed shade house. Has a dozen fruit at present and likes the shadehouse. The ants loved the flowers so I am guessing they did the pollination job.

Fruiting Months January

Planted: 2009

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In a Pot

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Pest Control:

None needed as yet.

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Lychee - Bosworth 3 9/10

Edward3's Edible Fruits
Update: 236 days 10hrs

Comments: - This variety produces large fruit with very good taste. Grows reasonably fast and we prune the top after fruiting to keep the size manageable. Main pest is fruit bat, although possums and bush rats also like to nibble. So need to protect the bunches with strong mesh or large plastic bottles with breathing holes (like for mangoes).

Fruiting Months January

Planted: 1999

Height 3 metres

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 15 kilograms per Year

First Fruited: 8 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pruned By: 10% in

Pollination: Self Pollination

Pest Control:

Macadamia nut borer is a problem which spoils some of the crop. A thorough spray with insecticide all over the tree when the fruit is still quite small, including inside the tree to eliminate the moths which harbour there, is very effective. 


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Lychee - Bosworth 3

BJ's Edible Fruits
Update: 2167 days 7hrs

Comments: - Im growing this Kwai Mai Pink (B-3) tree in a pot. Has fruited second year in pot. Very tough compared to other Lychees.

Planted: 2010

Height 3 Feet

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 2 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Comments

Diana says... [2127 days 18hrs ago]
This is great, BJ. I have a dwarf wai chee in a pot, 4 years old and never fruited (it lost all its leaves for a while last year) in central western Brisbane. It sounds as though Bosworth 3 would be better. I have heard Anette McFarlane say that conditions for lychee fruiting are right in Brisbane about once every ten years.
BJ says... [2127 days 6hrs ago]
Yes Diana, the B-3 will fruit every year here. Many others are biennial at best, but B-3 will crop heavily each year, even with heavy pruning at the right times and in a pot if you can keep it under control. Many other types are unsuited to pots due to their reluctance to fruit after pruning. The other suitable pot specimen is the Salathiel, but it bears biennially, but bears well when it does, and is a much smaller tree with one of the best fruits.
sandy31 says... [1036 days 15hrs ago]
Do u recommend it growing in a Pot? how much avg harvest u get/year ?

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Lychee - Bosworth 3 (Cutting)

Miranda's Edible Fruits
Update: 1875 days 14hrs

Comments: -

just bought it late Feb this year. I changed it to a large pot and gave it a light liquid fertiliser, it is now cover in a new flush .

August 2012: it sends out new growth every season, set one fruit last year. I fertilise it twice a season: when new growth begin and when they harden. the tree has now double in size since I bought it. much more flower buds are forming this winter. 

Planted: 2011

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun


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Lychee - Bosworth 3 (Grafted) 7/10

Murray's Edible Fruits
Update: 2860 days 1hrs

Comments: - dont fertilize when young very senstitive to wind

Planted: 2008

Height 1.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 3

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pruned By: 10% in Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Lychee - Bosworth 3 8/10

Leahg's Edible Fruits
Update: 2658 days 17hrs

Comments: -

the fruit are fantastic but youhave to be quick to beat the birds and foxes

Fruiting Months November and December

Planted: 2003

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Question:

when should they be fertilized


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Lychee - Bosworth 3 (Cutting)

ManishU's Edible Fruits
Update: 2177 days 8hrs

Comments: -

Update: 09-Dec-2011: None of the tiny fruits matured. But the tree is getting new leaves. New pic attached.


This is a marcotted tree which had already flowered when i bought from a nursery here called Plant Factory last weekend.

I intend on pruning and keeping this one small as well.

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: No

Question: Can i restrict it to a height of around 8-10 feet?


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Lychee - Bosworth 3 (Grafted) 1/10

Anne2's Edible Fruits
Update: 1485 days 5hrs

Comments: -

This is also one of my favourites.  Refreshing taste when eaten cold.

Fruiting Months September

Planted: 2013

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Spring


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Lychee - Bosworth 3 7/10

Xhristofer's Edible Fruits
Update: 2346 days 14hrs

Comments: -

I just love lychees. This tree is only very young and has struggled to get moving. I mulched the tree with mulch purchased from the local rubbish tip and it has taken off. New growth abounding which is a little odd for winter time. All my trees seem to have enjoyed warmer roots. I must admit to have tried a lychee many years ago without success. But they are grown commercially here so perhaps my management wasn't the best. Here's hoping for better luck this time.

Height 75 Centimetres

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Lychee - Bosworth 3

SaraConnors's Edible Fruits
Update: 3011 days 7hrs

Comments: -

like the fruit

have just ordered tree


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Lychee - Bosworth 3 4/10

CairnsGal1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2322 days 4hrs

Comments: -

thinking maybe... but also put off by the difficulty... would like a dwarf version and haven't found great reviews...

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Lychee - Bosworth 3

Leslie1's Edible Fruits
Update: 1804 days 7hrs

Comments: - love the taste

Planted: 2010

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 2

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting and Spring

Pest Control:

derris powder


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Comments

mcmelb1 says... [275 days 14hrs ago]
has the plant fruited?

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Lychee - Bosworth 3

NickL1's Edible Fruits
Update: 1457 days 4hrs

Comments: -

Sweet juicy fruit

Planted: 2013

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

When I Fertilise: Never


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NickL1 says... [1457 days 4hrs ago]
Bought it early 2013 from Daleys. Planted it in a pot but due to excessive watering, the plant was slowly dying. Decided to plant it in the ground in October 2013 and now nearly two month later, it is looking rather pathetic. It still has some green leaves and I am afraid it wouldn't make it in the colder winter months.
NickL1 says... [1143 days 3hrs ago]
Two more months and this tree will be one year old altho I don't think it will make it. All the leaves are gone and only the stump, which is about 18 inches, remain. I know the tree is still alive, the stump is green, but dont know how much longer it will last. Hopefully with spring and the summer months coming, it will sprout some leaves :(.
NickL1 says... [786 days 1hrs ago]
Dead

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Lychee - Bosworth 3 (Cutting) 8/10

Waterfall's Edible Fruits
Update: 811 days 10hrs

Comments: -

This was labelled a Kwai Mai Pink but some say its the same as a Bosworth 3. It will be planted in the ground in time for spring 2015. Seems happy enough so far, no new growth yet.

This how now been duo planted in the ground with my Salathiel. B3 is on the left in the photo.

Height 1.2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

Organic Status:Organic


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Lychee - Bosworth 3

Damian's Edible Fruits
Update: 3025 days 12hrs

Comments: -

slowly


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Lychee - Bosworth 3

Chak's Edible Fruits
Update: 2993 days 16hrs

Comments: -

Planted this lychee tree about 5 months ago. New growths are coming out now.


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Lychee - Bosworth 3 3/10

Rob19's Edible Fruits
Update: 1129 days 13hrs

Comments: -

It hasn't changed in 18 months. It's not happy or sad...just constant.

Height 0.5 metres

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Comments

magnificuss1 says... [742 days 18hrs ago]
Try seaweed solution now in spring to help kick it along. Might help.

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Lychee - Bosworth 3 10/10

Anne's Edible Fruits
Update: 1110 days 0hrs

Comments: - We had many lychee trees in South Africa until we moved to Perth.  Miss these delicious fruits.  Going to plant one in my backyard soon.


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Lychee - Bosworth 3 6/10

Damian's Edible Fruits
Update: 3025 days 12hrs

Comments: -

growing slowly

Growing: In a Pot


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Lychee - Bosworth 3

Ce2's Edible Fruits
Update: 3020 days 17hrs

Comments: -

Sapindaceae

Litchi chinensis

Lychee Bosworth 3

Height 3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1


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