Tibby Dixon, a farmer from Sarina Beach in Far North Queensland managed to develop successfully the first seedless lychee in Australia, after almost 20-years of spending $5,000 on a single fruit tree imported from China.
After that, he has developed many other lychees through cross-pollinating flowers and selective breeding over the past few decades.
His newest “design” is a seedless variety which he describes as “very flavorsome” and tasting “a bit like pineapple.”
His next challenge is growing a crop of trees to fruit on Australian farms. ‘Within a couple of years we should have enough to sell out in commercial numbers,’ he said.
***Please like and share our post to help us get the word out there and support your local farmers working together with other local farmers***Tibby Dixon of Sarina has been growing lychees for 39 years and what Tibby doesn’t know about Lychees is not worth knowing.We sell Tibby and Helens lychees from our shop at Macs Truckstop in Balberra and at the weekend markets and are $10 for a 1kg bag.Watch the video to hear Tibby explain some of the varieties.
Posted by Camilleri's Farm Market on Tuesday, November 21, 2017