Ideal Climate and Soil for Lychee Tree
Lychee tree being a sub-tropical fruit plant thrives best under warm sub-tropical climate. However, frost in winter and hot winds in summer limits its growth and production.
Hot winds results in cracking of fruits before reaching maturity while excessive rainfall at the time of flowering interfere with pollination.
The prolonged dry spell after fruit set reduces the crop considerably.
Lychee flourishes well on deep, well drained loamy soil, rich in organic matter and free from hard substrata.