A: Air-layering is a method of vegetative (or asexual) propagation woody ornamentals and fruit trees, when branches, while still attached to the parent plant, start producing roots where they come in contact with a rooting medium. Minimized water stress and stable nutrient levels make this method successful. Air-layering is used when grafting is not possible for a number of reasons.
Benefits of the air-layering:
- making a clone of the parent plant ensures the same cultivar, since most fruit trees will not come true to seed
- taking a branch from a mature plant reduces time to flowering and fruiting (from 10-12 years for a seedling to 2-3 years or less for the air-layered plant)
- creates larger plant much faster unlike when growing from cuttings
The finest of all varieties, premier choice by dooryard growers for its reliability and superior quality. It has huge, heart shaped, juicy fruit with very small seed. You've eaten Lychee no doubt in Chinese restaurants. Under the brittle crimson skin, the flesh is pearly white, sweet and jelly-like, though firm. It is eaten fresh or sun-dried (Litchi Nuts) or canned in syrup. It is a good source of vitamin C and phosphorous. Sweetheart is very similar to Hak Ip variety, some growers claim they are one the same variety only from different producers. This item can not be shipped. Pick up only. We can provide local delivery around Ft. Myers, Florida. Please contact us for an estimate.