Tree of che fruit grafted Norris Seedless
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Che fruit or Maclura Tricuspidata is native to China, this seedless variety is a selection of fruit from the USA. Variety grafted Norris seedless, large fruit with a watermelon flavor, you should not have another tree che ungrafted or male close because Norris will have seeds, it must be alone. The che has the external appearance to litchi although it has nothing to do with this species.
The che is a tree of the family of the Moráceas very resistant and low maintenance. It prefers sandy soil, slightly acidic, but tolerates a wide range of soil types. A young tree should be watered periodically until it is established, once the tree is tolerant to drought and rarely requires supplemental irrigation because it does not tolerate flooding. The tree should be pruned during winter inactivity by cutting through the twigs of a year old. This helps stimulate new growth and fruit formation.
This species does not appear to be attacked by pests or serious diseases in Europe. Birds and various mammals can eat the fruits, but the yield is generally sufficient to compensate for any loss.
The ripe fruit from July to September. An adult tree can produce more than 100 kg. The fruit should be expected to reach full coloration before harvest. It does not get the ideal flavor and sweetness until it has a red to dark brown color. The maturity is also indicated by a slight softening and by the absence of latex when the fruit is picked from the tree. At room temperature the shelf life of approximately 3 days and a week in the refrigerator. The fruit is eaten fresh and can also substitute blackberries, figs and raspberries in multiple recipes.
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