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This rain is making it look like we will get bumper crops from summer fruits.
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Lol Susan you up early watching the cricket as well?
I concur about the water. I have found you must water lots to get fruit to set and stay
Hey Ross, this is my kwai mai pink that has fruited well every year since it was about 3 years old. I have not sprayed anything on the flowers, have heard some stfc members spray boron? to help fruit set. I have a kiamana as well that has awsome fruit but only get a good crop every second year, possibly the cross pollination helps?
I have to net the tree as soon as fruit set to keep out the macadamia nut borer.
I have heard the kwai mai pink is the most reliable cropper in our climate.
I foliar feed at end of july to promote a flush as this then turns to flowers at this time of year. If it flushes too late the flowers dont get enough cool weather. I will water after the fruit sets just to help it hold on. I put home made compost,dynamic lifter and zinc heptachloride around all my trees twice a year and foliar spray molassas, seasol and powerfeed four times a year. Lychees and jaboticabas push through the leafburn. I am going to do a video walkaround this weekend for some other groups but I will put it on BLF.
Doug do you spray your lychee flowers with fungicide during flowering to get better fruit set? Mine is loaded with flowers atm but has seldom set a crop in over 25 years. It is a large seed variety tai so from what I can remember. Thanks for any advise on watering also as would love to get a decent crop one year. I have lots of mulch under the leaf canopy but hold back any heavy fertilising.
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