HonoluluGirl
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How long does it take lychee seed to germinate?

I know it's better to grow a lychee seed from a cutting... I'm on a waiting list of this guy I found on craigslist that will have a Kaimana lychee tree ready in a month or so. Any way, meanwhile, my mom in law gave us some lychee she bought at the grocery store. After we ate them, I planted the seeds right away in a pot filled with coco coir. It's been oh around 3 weeks now and nothing has happened. I've kept it moist all this time. Wondering if they'll ever germinate. Has anybody tried growing a lychee from seed?

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ReptileAddiction
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Never heard of lychee but if you don't let seeds dry out they never sprout.

HonoluluGirl
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What do you mean? Dry the seeds before planting them? How long do you need to dry them? Thanks!

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I just put my seeds out on a paper plate in the sun for 2 weeks. I do not recommend using store bought varieties though. Wait till you can get a real tree.

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Are you sure the seed you planted is of a non-hybrid variety? Because the seeds of hybrid varieties do not yield fruit. Also, make sure you have planted your seed in organically rich, moist soil in a pH range of 5.5 to 6.5 and that it gets plenty of sunshine! :)
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Hi Alfresia,

Yeah, it could be a hybrid. I'm just playing around while I'm waiting for my craigslist seller to hurry up and make my tree! He's air layering it. ha ha.

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