Lychee

Regular price $80.00 (Fedex overnight shipping included)

 

Lychee is a subtropical fruit originating in South China. The lychee fruit is about 1½ to 2 inches in size, with bumpy red skin and an oval to rounded heart-shape. Once the peel is removed, the flesh of lychee fruit is white or pinkish, translucent and glossy like the consistency of a grape. Lychee fruit is high in the antioxidant Vitamin C and essential mineral Potassium. 

Available Late May to early July 2021

 

Pre-ordering questions

Shipping Restrictions:
According to California agricultural laws, we are not allowed to ship to addresses within California.

How does pre-ordering work?
Select the amount of lychees you want and shipping destination (outside Florida, inside Florida, or local pickup). Then click pre-order. After filling the form, you will get a confirmation email.

When we are getting ready to ship in late May and June, you will receive a second email with a link to complete your payment. Soon thereafter, you will receive your box of delicious lychees.

All our lychee shipments come in insulated bags with an ice pack to ensure freshness. We pick and ship your lychees on the same day.

NOTE: Unlike our other product listings, lychees can only be ordered in increments of 5lbs (starting at 10lbs). If you want to order more than 50lbs, please contact us.

What does pre-ordering get me?
It secures your shipment of lychees. During the season, we sell new batches as soon as we pick them to maintain thier freshest possible state. We often sell to wholesalers thinking all our regular customers have been satisfied, when in fact they just have not ordered yet. By the time we receive their orders, it is too late. We are sold out. This pre-order process hopefully avoids much of this and allows everyone to get all the lychees they want. 🙂

How much does it cost to pre-order?
It does not cost anything. Payment links will be sent out close to shipping time.

Can I cancel or change my pre-order?
Yes, you can anytime before we start shipping—just contact us.

What if I want to add other stuff (besides lychees) to my order before it ships?
The email that we send out close to shipping time will also have a second link in case you want to add additional items to your order. The additional items might add a small shipping charge that we are still determining. However, it will not at all be like shipping charges for a new order.

What if I want to order more than 50 pounds of lychees?
Please contact us directly.

Frequently-asked questions (FAQ)

When is lychee season?
In the South-Florida region—where we grow our lychees—the season is from late May to early July.

Can I pre-order lychees for this coming season?

Yes, we will start taking pre-orders in mid-March. We should have a form available on this page by then. 

The important thing to know about lychee season is that it goes fast. We have to sell our lychees fresh and move our stock as fast as possible. During that short window, what we don’t sell directly to you, we sell wholesale. 

We always regret it when we can’t get lychees to everyone who wants them in a particular season, so we will try our best to keep you up to date. When you can, make a pre-order so you don't miss  out.

Which lychees varieties do you grow?
Brewster lychees, Mauritius lychees, and a limited quantity of Sweetheart lychees (Hak Ip).

The majority of what we grow are the Mauritius variety.

The Sweetheart lychees we grow are currently only sold locally and for an additional cost. We may offer these online in the future.  

Can I order a specific lychee variety?
Sorry, we aren't allowing online orders to specify lychee variety right now.

Can I pick lychees myself at the farm?
Unfortunately, during lychee season, activity on the farm is in high gear. It would be too challenging for us to also handle guests picking lychees during that time.

More frequently-asked questions

How to pronounce lychee?
The typical American pronunciation is lee-chee.
That is in contrast to the British pronunciation, which is lai-chee.
And lastly, there is the Chinese pronunciation. 

What’s the difference between lychee and litchi?
They are the same fruit. Both words come from Chinese, but lychee comes from the Cantanose word for the fruit while litchi comes from the Mandarin word for it. Interesting, huh? 

How to eat lychees?

That's right. This ain't no grape. You can't just pop ‘em. You gotta peel them, but like everyone else who has tried lychee, you are going to soon start to wonder how do I get as many of these things inside my mouth as fast as humanly possible? 

The trick is to not peel the whole thing—just peel off half the shell. Then use the other half as a holder, and bring the lychee to your mouth, then squeeze. Yum. Now do that 500 more times.

NOTE: Definitive how-to-eat-a-lychee video coming soon.

Can you freeze lychees?
Absolutely! You can put them in a ziplock freezer bag and toss them in the freezer. They will stay good for 6-12 months. When you are ready to eat them, let them thaw and then enjoy.

What else can you do with lychees?

There’s a bunch. You can use them in cooking. You can make a mango lychee smoothie. You can make a lychee cocktail, like a lychee martini. There's lychee sake or a lychee sake-tini

What are the benefits of lychee?
They generally help with contentment with one’s existence as a human being. Side effects may include intense pleasure and overwhelming good taste.  

What does lychee taste like? 
It is a combination of sweet and tart but with an additional element that is not describable—a flavor that is unique to lychees. One can only experience it to truly know. :) 

Where to buy lychees?
Well.... you can of course go to your local Asian grocery store and pick some up. Maybe even your local mainstream grocery store has them in stock occasionally. Those are nice introductions to the fruit. However, nothing compares to getting fresh lychees delivered to you. 

The bright red color and full taste are simply incomparable. So when lychee season comes around, we suggest you order from us. And if you want more proof just see our reviews on Google. You’re going to wish you ordered more.