About 7 weeks before Mauritius
The fruit is large, heart-shaped with sweet flesh and much rag. The skin is thick, tough and turns deep red when ripe. It has large seed and the flesh around the seed turns brown as maturity.
About 1 week before Mauritius
Fruit are over-ripe when fully coloured. Heart-shaped fruit with raised shoulders and appointed tip. Thick, leathery skin. Seed is small with large edible portion.
Fruit turns red when ripe. The flesh is crisp, sweet and it has a large seed.
About 2 weeks after Mauritius
Fruit are attractive bright red; lopsided heart-shaped with uneven shoulders. Fruit tip is distinctively pointed. Flesh is soft, sweet and juicy.
About 3 weeks after Mauritius
It has medium-sized round fruit with a smooth skin. The skin colour is yellow overlaid with red, but can turn beautifully red when fully ripe. The flesh is soft, juicy and fragrant and it has a medium to small seed.
Source: Litchi cultivar information and photographs provided by the ARC-Institute for Tropical and Subtropical Crops (ARC-ITSC), Nelspruit