On what criteria to choose litchi varieties?

लेखक : Lohit Baisla

Generally, litchi varieties are selected on the basis of production capacity, disease resistance and easily available varieties. Many times farmers overlook some important things while selecting the varieties. These include fruit quality, market demand, post-harvest storage capacity, fruit handling, etc. If you want to cultivate litchi, then you can get information about the selection of varieties from here.

  • Take special care of weight when selecting varieties. The weight of each fruit should be more than 25 grams.

  • Varieties that have a round fruit shape are better than other varieties. If varieties with round shaped fruits are not available then you can also opt for varieties with oval fruits.

  • Varieties that can be used even after freezing are considered good.

  • Also keep in mind that all the moments ripen simultaneously on the tree.

  • Varieties whose fruits can be stored for a long time are better than other varieties.

  • The color of the fruit and the thickness of the peel should not be ignored while selecting the varieties. Varieties with bright red fruits and medium thickness peel are good.

  • Select varieties resistant to browning of litchi fruits, fruit cracking and other diseases.

  • If you are cultivating litchi commercially, choose early fruiting varieties.

  • Plants must be resistant to high or low temperatures.

  • Select varieties that are not overly sensitive to dry weather. High quality yields can be obtained from such varieties even if proper irrigation system is not available.

However, there is no such variety of litchi in which all the properties are found. But while selecting varieties, keep in mind that maximum of these qualities are present in the variety.

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  • Get information on controlling pests that damage litchi leaves here.

We hope this information will prove to be important for you. By choosing the varieties of litchi keeping in mind the things mentioned in this post, you will definitely be able to get better yields of high quality. If you liked this information, then like this post and also share it with other farmer friends. So that more and more farmers can take advantage of it. Ask us your questions related to litchi cultivation through comments.

21 September 2021

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