Some people like fruit. Lots of people love fruit. But not many people are as passionate about fruit as Australian farmer Tibby Dixon is. His specialty is lychees and not just any old lychees. Having purchased a $5000 lychee tree from China over 19 years ago, he has made it his life’s mission to produce the world’s first seedless lychees, and he has recently succeeded.
Hailing from North Queensland, Dixon is not your average fruit farmer. He has always been experimenting and trying to break away from the fruits that are typically sold by other farmers on the market. In fact, it took him nearly 20 years of relentless work and selective breeding to create his masterpiece – and he did it all from just one tree.