Stress caused by winter's drought and cold is believed to induce heavier bloom. originated in southern China and possibly in northern Vietnam and the Malay Peninsula. Professor Groff concluded that one could catalog 40 or 50 varieties as recognized in Kwangtung, but there were only 15 distinct, widely-known and commercial varieties grown in that province, half of them marketed in season in the City of Canton. Fall spraying of growth inhibitors has not been found to increase yields. 'Ch'u ma lsu', or 'Chu ma lsz' (China grass fiber) has distinctive, lush foliage. Girdling: The Indian farmer may girdle the branches or trunk of his lychee trees in September to enhance flowering and fruiting. The fruit is small, very rough and prickly, deep-red, with the smallest seeds of all, and the flesh is of superior flavor and fragrance. Browning, or pink discoloration, of the flesh is prevented by the addition of 4% tartaric acid solution, or by using 30º Brix sirup containing 0.1% to 0.15% citric acid to achieve a pH of about 4.5, processing for a maximum of 10 minutes in boiling water, and chilling immediately. Fire-oven and vacuum-oven drying were found unsatisfactory. A small parasitic wasp helps to control this predator, as does the sanitary practice of burning the fallen lychee leaves. Lychees do not reproduce faithfully from seed, and the choicest have abortive, not viable, seed. 'Extra Early Green'. When conditions favor rotting, dusting with fungicide will be necessary. The latter is the second most serious pest in Florida. It became necessary to shield the air-layers with a cylinder of newspaper or aluminum foil. In China and India, lychees are packed in baskets or crates lined with leaves or other cushioning. Pick Up Lychee and Lup Cheong at Sun Chong Grocery in Honolulu’s Chinatown Lychee season is here. In 1942, the Agricultural Experiment Station set out a collection of 500 seedlings of 'Kwai Mi', 'Hak Ip' and 'Brewster' with a view to selecting the trees showing the best performance. Souey Tung, Haak Yip, Tai So and Brewster. The latter is the second most serious pest in Florida. In 1937 (before WW II) the crop of Fukien Province alone was over 35 million lbs (16 million kg). Medicinal Uses: Ingested in moderate amounts, the lychee is said to relieve coughing and to have a beneficial effect on gastralgia, tumors and enlargements of the glands. A small parasitic wasp helps to control this predator, as does the sanitary practice of burning the fallen lychee leaves. 'Shan chi', or 'Shan chih' (mountain lychee), also called 'Suan chih', or 'Sun chi' (sour lychee) grows wild in the hills and is often planted as a rootstock for better varieties. Spraying with Ethephon at 10 ppm reduced splitting in 'Early Large Red' in experiments in Nepal. High clusters are usually harvested by metal or bamboo pruning poles. The final swelling of the fruit causes the protuberances on the skin to be less crowded and to slightly flatten out, thus an experienced picker will recognize the stage of full maturity. (The fruit is red when fresh.) including the search for alternative crops to avocado and limes, The main 'Gulabi'. The flesh turns dark-brown to nearly black as it shrivels and becomes very much like a raisin. [Tree bears a moderate crop] in midseason. For maximum productivity, there must be full exposure to light on all sides. Repeated girdling as a regular practice would probably seriously interfere with overall growth and productivity. Lychee In most areas where lychees are grown, the most serious foliage pest is the erinose, or leaf-curl, mite, Aceria litchii, which attacks the new growth causing hairy, blister-like galls on the upperside of the leaves, thickening, wrinkling and distorting them, and brown, felt-like wool on the underside. The flesh is white and firm; there is no leaking juice; the flavor is excellent, sweet and subacid; most of the fruits have abortive, "chicken-tongue" seeds and, accordingly have 20% more flesh than if the seeds were fully developed. *According to analyses made in China, India and the Philippines. The lychee attains maximum growth and productivity on deep alluvial loam but flourishes in extreme southern Florida on oolitic limestone providing it is put in an adequate hole and irrigated in dry seasons. Boat shipment requires hydrocooling at the plantation at 32º-35.6º F (0º-2º C), packing in sealed polyethylene bags, storing and conveying to the port at -4º to -13º F (-20º--25º C) and shipping at 32º to 35.6º F (0º-2º C). Remove the fruit from the tree by cutting it from the branch just above the panicle bearing the fruit. The fruits may be layered with pistachio ice cream and whipped cream in parfait glasses, as dessert. Those which do not wilt in 3 weeks are judged suitable for setting out in the field. Menzel, There are only a few scattered trees in the West Indies and Central America apart from some groves in Cuba, Honduras and Guatemala. Yearbook of the South African Litchi Growers' Association. LYCHEE. The chemical treatment had not yet been approved by health authorities. Kwai Mi Origin; Harvesting Lychee Fruit. Sun-drying on coir-mesh trays took 15 days and the results were good except that thin-skinned fruits tended to crack. This caused some to speculate that inoculation might be desirable. 'T' ang po', or 'T' ong pok' (pond embankment) is from a small-leaved tree. Lychee clusters shipped to France by air from Madagascar have arrived in fresh condition when packed 13 lbs (6 kg) to the carton and cushioned with leaves of the traveler's tree (Ravenala madagascariensis Sonn.). Sherbet is made by extracting the juice from fresh, seeded lychees and adding it to a mixture of prepared plain gelatin, hot milk, light cream, sugar and a little lemon juice, and freezing. F&N-2 Growing Lychee in Hawaii CTAHR — June 1999 2 Chinese lychee cultivars. Exceptional trees have borne 1,000 lbs (455 kg) of fruit per year. This is rated as "one of the best 'water' lychees.". C.M. At first it was believed that the lychee was not well suited to Florida because of the lack of winter dormancy, exposing successive flushes of tender new growth to the occasional periods of low temperature from December to March. Keeping Quality, Storage and Shipping The commercial lychee crop in Florida has fluctuated with weather conditions, being affected not only by freezes but also by drought and strong winds. The Hawaiian Agricultural Experiment Station imported 3 'Brewster' trees in 1907, and various efforts were made to bring other types from China but not all survived. near northern Vietnam mainly at an elevation of 600 to 800 m, and below Fla. 2. Wild lychees are a major species in several lowland In the early 1960's, interest in this crop was renewed and some new plantings were being made on irrigated land. Withstands hot winds.] In the Cook Islands, the fruits are removed from the clusters, dipped in Benlate to control fungal growth, dried on racks, then packed in cartons for shipment to New Zealand. Lychee production has been The leaf-eating false-unicorn caterpillar (Schizura ipomeae), which is parasitized by a tachinid fly (Thorocera floridensis) feeds on the leaves. ARS researchers have developed a practical management protocol that has improved consistency and reliability of fruit production by "Kaimana" lychee trees in Hawaii. 'Kaimana', or 'Poamoho', an open-pollinated seedling of 'Hak Ip', developed by Dr. R.A. Hamilton at the Poamoho Experiment Station of the University of Hawaii, was released in 1982. A shoot-borer, Chlumetia transversa, is found on lychee trees all over India. Decoctions of the root, bark and flowers are gargled to alleviate ailments of the throat. (1993). But honeybees, mostly Apis cerana indica, A. dorsata and A. florea, constitute 78% of the lychee-pollinating insects and they work the flowers for pollen and nectar from sunrise to sundown. … For home use or for local markets, lychees are harvested when fully colored; for shipment, when only partly colored. Description Air-layered trees of 'Kaimana' are slow grOWing, with a spreading growth habit and closely spaced branches (Fig. Considered the King of Fruits it’s definately one plant you will want to add to your landscape or indoor garden. Fertilizer experiments on fine sand in central Florida have shown that medium rates of N (either sulfate of ammonia or ammonium nitrate), P2O5, K2O, and MgO, together with one application of dolomite limestone at 2 tons/acre (4.8 tons/ha) are beneficial in counteracting chlorosis and promoting growth, flowering and fruit-set and reducing early fruit shedding. Compared to other varieties, Kaimana lychee bears a larger, sweeter fruit and a smaller seed. rainforest areas of Hainan Island and may account for 50% of the virgin Hot-air-blast at 160º F(70º C) dries seedless fruits in 48 hours. From the Archives Some air-layers are planted in large clay pots and grown as ornamentals. When exports of dried fruits from China to the United States were suspended, India welcomed the opportunity to supply the market. The rooted shoots are separated from the plant and are immediately planted in nursery beds or pots. In India and Hawaii, there has been some interest in possible cross-breeding of the lychee and pollen storage tests have been conducted. Groff provided a clear view of the climatic requirements of the lychee. Fu, 'Kaimana'trees Lychees placed in polyethylene bags with moss, leaves, paper shavings or cotton packing have retained fresh color and quality for 2 weeks in storage at 45º F (7.22º C); for a month at 40º F (4.44º C). on a steady increase since 1975 when plantings shifted towards the less Others were introduced from Mauritius in 1876. There are three flower types: two male types (called M1 and M2… It was, in olden times, a special fruit for presentation to high officials and other persons in positions of honor. lychee. The water table should be at least 4 to 6 ft (1.2-1.8 m) below the surface and the underground water should be moving inasmuch as stagnant water induces root rot. It is reported that the transplanted shoots have a survival rate of 81-82% as compared with 40% to 50% in air-layers. Birds, bats and bees damage ripe fruits on the trees in China and sometimes a stilt house is built beside a choice lychee tree for a watchman to keep guard and ward off these predators, or a large net may be thrown over the tree. Electric-oven drying of single layers arranged in tiers, at 122º to 140º F (50º-65º C), requires only 4 days. The fruits are large with prominent shoulders and rough skin, deep red inside. Of very good quality. Lon gan grows well in Hawaii, but fruiting of seedling trees is erratic. Lychee roots have shown activity against one type of tumor in experimental animals in the United States Department of Agriculture/National Cancer Institute Cancer Chemotherapy Screening Program. Also, it was found that birds pecked at the young roots showing through the transparent wrapping, made holes in the plastic and caused dehydration. A worker can harvest 55 lbs (25 kg) of fruits per hour. South African Litchi Growers' Association. Technical Abstract: Most lychee varieties from China do not flower under the mild Hawaii winter climate. Some are dried by means of brick stoves during humid weather. It is possible to air-layer branches up to 4 in (10 cm) thick, and to take 200 to 300 layers from a large tree. The grafted plants are maintained in containers for 2 years or more before planting out, and they develop strong taproots. In China, a crude method of cleft-grafting has long been employed for special purposes, but, generally speaking, the lychee has been considered very difficult to graft. The fruits are rarely picked singly except for immediate eating out-of-hand, because the stem does not normally detach without breaking the skin and that causes the fruit to spoil quickly. Fertilizer program for lychee Fertilizer application amounts for establishing lychee trees Tree age (years) ounces grams 1 1.1 30 2 1.4 40 3 2.1 60 4 2.8 80 Apply the amounts of fertilizer listed above in the months indicated Queensland Agricultural The lychee tree is not very suitable for the use of ladders. Late in season. Furthermore, lychee seeds remain viable only 4 to 5 days, and seedling trees will not bear until they are 5 to 12, or even 25, years old. There are a few very old trees and one small commercial grove. Seed often shrunken, occasionally very small. It has been established that a harvest of 1,000 lbs (454.5 kg) removes approximately 3 lbs (1,361 g) K2O, 1 lb (454 g) P2O5, 1 lb (454 g) N, 3/4 lb (340 g) CaO, and 1/2 lb (228 g) MgO from the soil. Discover this tasty Super fruit grown in Hamakua Coast at the Largest Lychee Farm on Big Island of Hawaii. These pests are so detrimental that growers have adopted the practice of enclosing bunches of clusters (with most of the leaves removed) in bags made of "wet-strength" paper or unbleached calico 6 to 8 weeks before harvest-time. Drying of Lychees Professor Groff was given a single fruit in a little red box! In the Kwang provinces there were 22 types, 30 were listed in the Annals of Kwangtung, and 70 were tallied as varieties of Ling Nam. Others are the six-spotted mite, Eotetranychus sexmaculatus, the leaf-footed bug, Leptoglossus phyllopus, and less troublesome creatures such as the several species of Scarabaeidae (related to June bugs) which attack leaves and flower buds. Sliced lychees, congealed in lime gelatin, are served on lettuce with whipped cream or mayonnaise. When conditions favor rotting, dusting with fungicide will be necessary. When exports of dried fruits from China to the United States were suspended, India welcomed the opportunity to supply the market. (1992). Some of these are classed as "mountain" types; the majority are "water types" (grown in low, well-irrigated land). In low, wet land, they dig ditches 10 to 15 ft (3-4.5 m) wide and 30 to 40 ft (9-12 m) apart, using the excavated soil to form raised beds on which they plant lychee trees, so that they have perfect drainage but the soil is always moist. A view of the Madagascar and its litchi industry. Florida researchers have demonstrated the feasibility of drying untreated lychees at 120º F (48.8º C) with free-stream air flow rates above 35 CMF/f2. Other lychee varieties that are being grown in … The final swelling of the fruit causes the protuberances on the skin to be less crowded and to slightly flatten out, thus an experienced picker will recognize the stage of full maturity. The fruit flies, Ceratites capitata and Pterandrus rosa make minute holes and cracks in the skin and cause internal decay. In strategically organized rows, the orchard was carefully designed to provide maximum yields. Similar trials in Florida showed increased yield of trees that had poor crops the previous year, but there was no significant increase in trees that had been heavy bearers. The fruit is large, rounded, red, with many dark spots. A leaf-webber, Dudua aprobola, attacks the new growth of all lychee trees in the Punjab. Peeled and pitted, they are commonly added to fruit cups and fruit salads. Description and performance of major The pH should be between 6 and 7. C.M. To a small extent, lychees are also spiced or pickled, or made into sauce, preserves or wine. In the 1920's, China's annual crop was 30 million lbs (13.6 million kg). The aphid (Aphis spiraecola) occurs on young plants in shaded nurseries, as does the armored scale, or lychee bark scale, Pseudaulacaspis major, and white peach scale, P. pentagona. It is a very early variety. and Simpson, D.R. 'Fei tsu hsiao', or 'Fi tsz siu' (imperial concubine's laugh, or smile) is large, amber-colored, thin-skinned, with very sweet, very fragrant flesh. There is much variation in form (round, egg-shaped or heart-shaped), skin color and texture, the fragrance and flavor and even the color, of the flesh; and the amount of "rag" in the seed cavity; and, of prime importance, the size and form of the seed. The fruit is bright-red, elongated, very rough, with thin flesh, acid flavor and large seed. The pack should not be too tight. 'Late Seedless', or 'Late Bedana'. Drying at higher temperatures gave the fruits a bitter flavor. In India, leaf spot caused by Pestalotia pauciseta may be prevalent in December and can be controlled by lime-sulphur sprays. The leading variety is: 'Panjore common'. 2', 'Dehra Dun', and 'Kalkattia'. An initial consideration in development of a fertilizer program for bearing lychee trees is the amount of fertilizer nutrients contained in the harvested crop. Lychee are sweet and tangy and have been a favored fruit in Asia for centuries. Pureed lychees are added to ice cream mix. Queensland Fruit and Vegetable News 53, In China and India, it is grown between 15° and 30° N. "The Canton delta ... is crossed by the Tropic of Cancer and is a subtropical area of considerable range in climate. South African horticulturists believe that tying the branch up so that it is nearly vertical induces vigorous rooting. This is the result of an active plant introduction and research and yields higher in the cooler elevated areas. 'Dehra Dun', [or 'Dehra Dhun']. 'Huai chih', or 'Wai chi' (the Wai River lychee) has medium-sized, blunt leaves. Florida's commercial lychee plantings reached a peak of about The larvae of a small moth, Acrocerops cramerella, eat developing seeds and the pith of young twigs. Very early in season. 'Kalman.'fiuit. Improvements in Colonel Grove's system later included the use of constant mist in the shadehouse. Others are the six-spotted mite, Eotetranychus sexmaculatus, the leaf-footed bug, Leptoglossus phyllopus, and less troublesome creatures such as the several species of Scarabaeidae (related to June bugs) which attack leaves and flower buds. (1994). The larvae of a small moth, Acrocerops cramerella, eat developing seeds and the pith of young twigs. Yearbook of the Australian Lychee Growers Association. Fruit 1 1/3 in (3.4 cm) long; oblong-conical to heart-shaped; a blend of orange and orange-red, with yellowish-red, not very prominent, tubercles. Many are surprised to learn that fresh lychee tastes nothing like the canned fruit you may get in … The juice leaks when the skin is broken. Freshly picked lychees keep their color and quality only 3 to 5 days at room temperature. Groff, G.W. The lychee is low in phenols and non-astringent in all stages of maturity. Spacing: For a permanent orchard, the trees are best spaced 40 ft (12 m) apart each way. The fruit appears on local markets and small quantities are exported to the mainland but the lychee is too undependable to be classed as a crop of serious economic potential there. 'Wai Chi' is late in season (December), has small, round fruits, basically yellow overlaid with red; the seed is small and oval. One tree in Florida has borne 1,200 lbs (544 kg). Few diseases have been reported from any lychee-growing locality. Without such efforts, it works havoc. It first fruited at Santa Barbara in 1914. Splitting occurs, too, during spells of alternating rain and hot, dry periods, especially on the sunny side of the tree. The branches, of any age, around the periphery of the canopy and exposed to the sun, make better air-layers with greater root development than branches taken from shaded positions on the tree. Fruit set, maturation and breeding in The latter tend to possess the most viable pollen. Flowers are small, greenish, and are borne on a large thyrse (a many-flowered inflorescence) that emerges at the ends of branches anytime from late December to April (more commonly February and March) in Florida (Figures 4a and 4b). It is corrected by a foliar spray of 8 lbs (3.5 kg) zinc sulphate and 4 lbs (1.8 kg) hydrated lime in 48 qts (45 liters) of water. The fruit is medium-red, sometimes with green tinges, broad-shouldered, with thin, soft skin and the flesh, occasionally pinkish, is crisp and sweet. It arrived in the West Indies in 1775, was being planted in greenhouses in England and France early in the 19th Century, and Europeans took it to the East Indies. frost-prone southern areas, but suffered a setback in 1992 with Seed round-ovate, fully developed. This variety is popular mainly because it comes into season very early. Most abundant, morning and afternoon, was the secondary screw-worm fly (Callitroga macellaria), an undesirable pest. Spoilage may be retarded by moistening the fruits with a salt solution. 'Bedana' is grown only in home gardens and the fruits have large seeds unlike the usual "chicken tongue" seeds of the fruits of this cultivar borne in India i. Furthermore, many branches were weakened or killed by girdling. But there were no large plantings until an improved method of propagation was developed by Col. William R. Grove who became acquainted with the lychee during military service in the Orient, retired from the Army, made his home at Laurel (14 miles south of Sarasota, Florida) and was encouraged by knowledgeable Prof. G. Weidman Groff, who had spent 20 years at Canton Christian College. originated in southern China and possibly in northern Vietnam and the 'Kaimana' is a variety selected by University of Hawaii scientists for its relatively low chill requirement for flowering and fruit production. Lychee cultivation in South Africa. The Emperor Lychee Tree (Litchi chinensis 'Emperor') is a beautiful tropical dwarf tree that produces large, juicy fruit larger than that of the regular Lychee tree.This slow growing dwarf variety makes them easy to grow in small spaces or in containers as they only mature to a … The yield varies with the cultivar, age, weather, presence of pollinators, and cultural practices. 'Pat Po Heung' (eight precious fragrances), erroneously called 'Pat Po Hung' (eight precious red), somewhat resembles 'No Mai Tsze' but is smaller; the skin is purplish-red, thin and pliable; the juice leaks when the skin is broken; the flesh is soft, juicy, sweet even when slightly unripe; the seed varies from medium to large. Maintenance of bee hives in Florida lychee groves is necessary to enhance fruit set and development. In China, there are reports of 1,500 lb crops (680 kg). Seed oblong or concave. Batten, D.J. On the higher elevations of the mountain regions which are subject to frost the lychee is seldom grown . Sherbet is made by extracting the juice from fresh, seeded lychees and adding it to a mixture of prepared plain gelatin, hot milk, light cream, sugar and a little lemon juice, and freezing. The flowers require transfer of pollen by insects. The high quality of this variety (sometimes locally called 'Charlie Long') caused the lychee to become extremely popular and widely planted. duction of lychee varieties began in 1907 with the receipt of three trees of the variety now commonly known as "Chen Family Purple" and also as "Brewster," from the U. S. Department of Agriculture, bearing its Plant Introduction no. In South Africa, the parasitic nematode Hemicriconemoides mangiferae and Xiphinema brevicolle cause die-back, decline and ultimately death of lychee trees, sometimes devastating orchards. The application of growth regulators, at various rates, has shown no significant effect on root development in the Mexican experiments. Birds, bats and bees damage ripe fruits on the trees in China and sometimes a stilt house is built beside a choice lychee tree for a watchman to keep guard and ward off these predators, or a large net may be thrown over the tree. 1). 'Hak ip', or 'Hei yeh', (black leaf) is borne by a densely-branched tree with large, pointed, slightly curled, dark-green leaflets. Performance and improvement of lychee cultivars: a review. In India, 'Rose Scented' has shown mean viability of 61.99% compared with 42.52% in 'Khattl'. One stomach-ulcer patient in Florida, has reported that, after eating several fresh lychees he was able to enjoy a large meal that, ordinarily, would have caused great discomfort. 500 m in hilly areas in Leizhou Peninsula, in the west of Guangdong and Indian horticulturists warn that girdling in alternate years, or girdling just half of the tree, may be preferable to annual girdling and that, in any case, heavy fertilization and irrigation should precede girdling. Watson, and K.R. Individual fruits are later clipped from the cluster leaving a stub of stem attached. 1, 51-55. Leaf spots caused by Botryodiplodia theobromae and Colletotrichum gloeosporioides, which begin at the tip of the leaflet, were first noticed in India in 1962. Today they are grown on every continent except Antarctica, and they are famed as the "King of Fruits." of the Rare Fruit Council of Australia, Lychee, its Origin, Distribution and Production Around the World. (1921). In Florida, lychee trees are occasionally subject to green scurf, or algal leaf spot (Cephaleuros virescens), leaf blight (Gleosporium sp. 4, 21-24. It ripens early. Tentative classifications grouped these into 3 distinct types'Kwai Mi' ['Mauritius'], 'Hak Ip' (of high quality and small seed but a shy bearer in the Low-veld), and the 'Madras', a heavy bearer of choice fruits, bright-red, very rough, and with large seeds, but very sweet, luscious flesh. Birds have been repelled by hanging on the branches thin metallic ribbons which move, gleam and rattle in the wind. The natural distribution of wild lychee is from and A tree of the 'Bedana' was introduced from India in 1913. In South Africa, a moth, Argyroploce peltastica, lays eggs on the surface of the fruit and the larvae may penetrate weak areas of the skin and infest the flesh. Food Uses During dry, hot months, lychee trees of any age will benefit from overhead sprinkling; they are seriously retarded by water stress. Third in order, but not abundant, was the soldier beetle (Chauliognathus marginatus). Girdling: The Indian farmer may girdle the branches or trunk of his lychee trees in September to enhance flowering and fruiting. The seed is small and the flesh very sweet and fragrant. Escalating land values will probably limit the expansion of lychee plantings in this rapidly developing state. south of Shiwan Mountains, Liu Wan Mountains, Yunkai Mountains to It is a subtropical perennial tree native to eastern China where it has been cultivated for thousands of years. Attempts to grow the lychee from cuttings have been generally discouraging, though 80% success has been claimed with spring cuttings in full sun, under constant mist and given weekly liquid nutrients. Frozen, peeled or unpeeled, lychees in moisture-vapor-proof containers keep for 2 years. The earliest plantings at Sanford and Oviedo were killed by severe freezes. Fresh fruits, picked individually by snapping the stems and later de-stemmed during grading, and packed in shallow, ventilated cartons with shredded-paper cushioning, have been successfully shipped by air from Florida to markets throughout the United States and also to Canada. The root-knot nematode, Meloidogyne javanica, also attacks the lychee in South Africa but is less prevalent. Ambrosia beetles bore into the stems of young trees and fungi enter through their holes. One tree of outstanding character (a seedling of 'Hak Ip') was first designated H.A.E.S. 130 ha in 1957 but declined to less than half these figures in 1966 The new trees, with about half of the top trimmed off and supported by stakes, are kept in a shadehouse for 6 weeks before setting out. By their method, a branch of a chosen tree is girdled, allowed to callus for 1 to 2 days and then is enclosed in a ball of sticky mud mixed with chopped straw or dry leaves and wrapped with burlap. Spoilage may be retarded by moistening the fruits with a salt solution. There are numerous lychee orchards in the submontane region of the Punjab. 'Kwa Iuk' or 'Kua lu' (hanging green) is a famous lychee; large, red with a green tip and a typical green line; "dry-and-clean"; of outstanding flavor and fragrance. Lichens and algae commonly grow on the trunks and branches of lychee trees. Portions of the tree shaded by other trees will not bear fruit. 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