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janco starts with ...
Hi I have a Lychee that wont flower. I planted it 6 years ago and the plant looks very healthy. Lots of new growth etc. No sign of disease.
We live in a sub tropical climate near Gympie QLD
Thanks for any advice
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5th February 2018 11:37am
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Fruitylicious1 says...
Hi janco

One very effective technique to force fruit trees to flower hence produce fruit afterward is cincturing. That is tying tightly a target branch or stem even a trunk with straw bale string, string rope etc to minimize the flow of sap up and down the tree. Cincturing works by temporarily stopping the flow of photosynthesize sugar to the roots. This forces the cinctured branch into producing flowers. I personally used electrical cable ties for ease of use. For experiment you can employ it on some the branches. But monitor it closely. Remove the tie before it get covered by the bark of the tree.

I have included a picture of a cinctured limb of my tree with electrical cable tie and the other with a string two months back. I will have to cut off the ties next month before it gets covered by the tree's bark.

It worked wonders to my trees in terms of fruit production.

Happy Gardening :-)
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janco says...
Thanks Fruitylicious1
Never heard of that one but will give it a go.
Any particular time of the year?
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Fruitylicious1 says...
Hi Janco

3-4 months before they supposed to flower. Try to research the lychee flowering times in your area. Critical is always monitor the tie not to allow them to be covered by the bark before removing them.

Happy Gardening :-)
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