Litchi (Air Layered)- Fruit Plants & Tree
Litchi is one of the subtropical evergreen table fruit grown in India. This fruit is native to China and was introduced in India at the end of 17th century. India is a No. 2 producer of Litchi fruit next to China. In India, Bihar is the no. 1 producer of Litchi fruit. This fruit is very famous for its pleasant flavor and pulp. This fruit is being consumed as a table, dried, and canned fruit, Its juice is an excellent source of vitamin 'C', protein, calcium, and phosphorous. This fruit belongs to the family of "Sapindaceae" and the genus of "Litchi".
An evergreen tree reaching 11–18 meters tall, the lychee bears fleshy fruits that are up to 5 cm long and 4 cm wide. Litchi is eaten in many different dessert dishes, and is especially popular in China, throughout Southeast Asia, along with South Asia and parts of Southern Africa.