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Cut grass ringing lychee tree to encourage it to give fruit

By Heidi Bornhorst

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Feb 18, 2013

~~<p><strong>Question: </strong>Why won't my lychee tree fruit? We take good care of our lawn; it's nice and green here in hot, sunny Salt Lake. We put fertilizer like they tell us at the store and have automatic irrigation. We bought a good grafted lychee about 10 years ago -- but no fruit. Should we give up and chop it down? My uncle says to girdle it, but I don't want to hurt it. It's a really pretty, shady tree in the hot summer, and it reminds me of my popo. She always had tons of lychee in hot Makiki. -- Mrs. K.L.</p>
<p><strong>Answer:</strong> The winter we've been having with lots of rain and cool temperatures (freezing to us local folks) is the old-time kind of winter weather that lychee like. It's like spring in China, where lychee are native.</p>
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Question: Why won't my lychee tree fruit? We take good care of our lawn; it's nice and green here in hot, sunny Salt Lake. We put fertilizer like they tell us at the store and have automatic irrigation. We bought a good grafted lychee about 10 years ago -- but no fruit. Should we give up and chop it down? My uncle says to girdle it, but I don't want to hurt it. It's a really pretty, shady tree in the hot summer, and it reminds me of my popo. She always had tons of lychee in hot Makiki. -- Mrs. K.L.

Answer: The winter we've been having with lots of rain and cool temperatures (freezing to us local folks) is the old-time kind of winter weather that lychee like. It's like spring in China, where lychee are native. Login for more...



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