Today I planted lychee seeds. They are the remnants of last night’s dessert. I’ve planted 4 normal (large) seeds and in between them I planted 3 “chicken tongues”. I have no idea if chicken tongues produce trees, but neither do I have great confidence in the larger seeds. A bit of snooping around the internet leads me to believe that I can expect fruit anywhere between 5-20 years – if at all. Apparently I may first see sprouts in 3 months.
Here they are, all nicely bedded down in the ginger bed. The thinking was that this bed doesn’t dry out – hopefully the lychee seeds are okay with plenty of shade. I planted some seeds upside down, some right side up (whatever that means) and some on their side in the hopes that I plant at least one correctly.
Update 4 May 2011: No lychees for me. A couple sprouted but they kept showing up on top of the soil. We have something that eats seeds and roots and it clearly liked my lychees.