Lychee (Brewster or Mauritius Variety)

Regular price $100.00 - Out of Season

Overnight shipping included
(except for local pickup option)

 
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. 

 

⚡️Update 06/28/2021 

Our last day for FEDEX on line shipping was 6/24/2021. Any order received after 6/24/2021 may be cancelled and the payment will be refunded.

Thank you to all our customers !!!

Our last day for local sales was 6/27/2021 (Sunday)

 

⚡️Update 06/26/2021 

Our last day for FEDEX on line shipping was 6/24/2021.
Thank you to all our customers !!!

Our last day for local sales will be 6/26/2021 (Saturday)


⚡️Update 06/23/2021 

Last day for Ordering lychee online will be June 23, 2021 before 7pm - Orders placed on June 23, 2021 will be shipped on June 24, 2021. FedEx shipments are only sent Monday through Thursday.  

We are picking BREWSTER lychee now, and most likely will be the variety of lychee shipped to you. We may have local sales until June 25, 2021 or June 26, 2021.

Also, please have only lychees in your cart when you checkout.  We can not ship lychees with any other items. 


⚡️Update 06/22/2021 

Orders placed on or after June 23, 2021 will be shipped on June 24, 2021. FedEx shipments are only sent Monday through Thursday. 

⚡️Update 06/21/2021 

Orders placed on or after June 22, 2021 will be shipped on June 23, 2021. FedEx shipments are only sent Monday through Thursday.   

⚡️Update 06/17/2021 

Orders placed on or after June 17, 2021 will be shipped on June 21, 2021. FedEx shipments are only sent Monday through Thursday.  We are picking Brewster lychee now, and most likely will be the variety of lychee shipped to you.

⚡️Update 06/16/2021 

Orders placed on or after June 15, 2021 will be shipped on June 17, 2021. FedEx shipments are only sent Monday through Thursday.  We are anticipating lychee sales will end in about a week (June 22, 2021).

⚡️Update 06/15/2021 

Orders placed on or after June 14, 2021 will be shipped between June 16 -17, 2021. FedEx shipments are only sent Monday through Thursday.  

⚡️Update 06/13/2021 

Orders placed on or after June 13, 2021 will be shipped between June 15 -16, 2021. FedEx shipments are only sent Monday through Thursday. 

 ⚡️Update 06/9/2021 

We are now again accepting new lychee orders with in-state and out-of-state shipping. 

Orders placed on or after June 10, 2021 will be shipped between June 14 -17, 2021. FedEx shipments are only sent Monday through Thursday.

Please have only lychees in your cart when you checkout.  Any other items ordered with Lychee will be removed from the order and refunded.

 ⚡️Update 06/7/2021 

There has been a high response to lychee pre-orders and subsequent orders. We are thankful to all our customers and the trust they have placed in us to deliver a quality product.

We have indicated on our order page regarding the shipping process - our highest priority goes to pre-orders followed by later orders. We hope to deliver lychee orders to all our customers within the next 4-7 days.

To ensure we meet this goal, we are temporarily placing hold on all new lychee (in state and out of state) orders except for local pickup.

⚡️Update 5/28/2021
Update 

We started shipping our first set of Lychee on 5/27/21 -
All orders (except Local Pickup) will be shipping Monday through Thursday via FEDEX Overnight (10:30 AM or 12 PM Delivery) 

With our current list of paid pre-orders, it will take us about 1-2 weeks from starting to serve pre-orders.  After we complete the pre-orders, we will be shipping new orders placed on or after 5/27/2021.  Local pickups will have a shorter waiting period.

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

After checking out, if you do not see your confirmation email in your inbox, please check your spam folder. 

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


Pre-ordering questions

Update 05/21/2021: 
Lychees will start shipping on or slightly after May 31st
With our current list of pre-orders, it will take us about 1-2 weeks from starting to serve everyone (sending payment links and then sending out lychees).

We will send out payment links progressively as we move through the list, so don't worry if you haven't gotten one yet.  After all our per-orders, we will then start fulfilling new orders.

Update 05/04/2021:
We have adjusted some of our prices due to increased costs from our shipping carrier. If you have pre-ordered before this change, your pricing will not be affected. Thank you.  

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

📦Please be sure to read all details on our shipping info page before pre-ordering.

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. There will be a link in your confirmation email that will allow you to change your pre-order. If you want to cancel your pre-order, simply set the quantity to zero for your selected item. You can also contact us to change/cancel your pre-order.

What if I want to add other stuff (besides lychees) to my order before it ships?
Update 05/15/21:
In order to get everyone their lychee orders as fast as possible, we are not going to allow the adding of other items to lychee pre-orders. If that's big issue, contact us and let us know--but generally this change should speed thing up for everyone. Thanks!

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.