06/01/02

Mango season is in full swing and it looks like many varieties here at TREC will mature earlier than normal.  I'll have my work cut out for me as I try document each mango variety hanging on the tree and cut in half back in the lab.  The lychee images seen below are from the 2001 lychee crop.  I had the opportunity to photograph and sample many varieties from the Fairchild Tropical Garden collection.  Last year, Dr. Richard Campbell, Curator of Tropical Fruit at Fairchild Tropical Garden, held a lychee cultivar sampling at the Miami-Dade County Cooperative Extension Service and I was able to photograph over 20 lychee varieties in one day.  


Litchi chinensis Sonn. 

'Red - Yellow' Lychee

Ian Maguire/UF TREC

Litchi chinensis Sonn. 

'Peerless' Lychee

Ian Maguire/UF TREC

 
 

Litchi chinensis Sonn. 

'Kiamana' Lychee

Ian Maguire/UF TREC

 

Litchi chinensis Sonn. 

'Kiamana' Lychee

Ian Maguire/UF TREC

 

Litchi chinensis Sonn. 

Ian Maguire/UF TREC