Harvesting Maturity

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Litchi is a non-climateric fruit that matures on the tree and does not further ripen once picked.

  • Selective picking to ensure only mature fruit is market.
  • Fruit should be kept cool at all times to avoid desiccation and browning.
  • Harvesting should take place during the coolest part of the day.
  • Avoid picking on rainy days.

When transporting harvested litchi’s:

  • Loaded vehicles should be covered with a damp hessian or light coloured tarpaulins to prevent heating and sun injury.

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