Lychee (Mauritius variety) - Local Pickup Only

Regular price $40.00 - Out of Season

 
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. 

NO PRE-ORDERS FOR 2022.

LIMITED AVAILABILITY AFTER MAY 20, 2022 - WE WILL START TAKING ORDERS FOR LOCAL PICK UP ONLY - THERE WILL BE NO IN STATE OR OUT OF STATE SHIPMENTS THIS SEASON.

In order to expedite your order, please have only lychees in your cart when you checkout. 

To ensure the highest quality our lychees are picked the same day. Thanks for all your interest.


📦Please be sure to read all details on our shipping and local pickup info page before ordering.

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.

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.