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Propagation of lychee: A review

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Menzel, C. M. (1985) Propagation of lychee: A review. Scientia Horticulturae, 25 (1). pp. 31-48. ISSN 0304-4238

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Article Link: https://doi.org/10.1016/0304-4238(85)90074-3

Publisher URL: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/0304423885900743


Lychee (Litchi chinensis Sonn.) can be successfully propagated by several methods. The methods vary with respect to the uniformity and size of the new plants, the quality of the root system produced, time to bear, multiplication rate, destruction of parent tree, cost, labour requirements and the need for special techniques and equipment. Seedlings appear suitable for selection of new cultivars (and rootstocks), cuttings for rapid multiplication of new cultivars, marcottage and stooling for commercial multiplication of established cultivars and grafting for top-working new cultivars onto mature trees and/or onto improved rootstocks. Information is required on the comparative field performance of lychee propagated by these different techniques.

Item Type:Article
Corporate Creators:Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Queensland
Business groups:Horticulture and Forestry Science
Keywords:breeding cutting grafting Sonn. lychee marcottage seed stooling
Subjects:Agriculture > Agriculture (General) > Methods and systems of culture. Cropping systems
Plant culture > Seeds. Seed technology
Plant culture > Propagation
Plant culture > Food crops
Plant culture > Horticulture. Horticultural crops
Plant culture > Fruit and fruit culture
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