Fresh Lychees grown in South Florida are considered *the best* and are available for June and July
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We will start the year with the best variety called the Sweetheart lychee or hop kip variety small seed lots of flesh these are in limited production and came in early due to warm weather early in the season .These will be followed by the mauritious variety in June and we will make our grand finale with the rose smelling and wonderfully sweet Brewster variety which should take us into early July. All in all the crop looks good this year overall.
The Lychee is native to China but have been brought to the South Florida to region we call "THE REDLAND" and grow well there. As a grower of this item, all I can tell you is if you have not tried a lychee now is the time! Sweet with a slight hint of tartness makes a tasty tropical treat. Just pull the skin back and pull off, will reveal a translucent fleshed fruit. Eat around the pit. The sweet smell when you open the box will amaze you.
Thai cooks also stuff them with savory flavorings. They can be frozen and eaten at a later time also. On our farm we have 30 year old trees that are around 40 feet tall. As well as some newer trees we recently planted. In total we have around 225 trees. Anytime you are in South Florida and are heading to the keys we are the exit just before the entrance way to the keys feel free to stop to see the trees. They are something to see
Due to the unusually hot summer, shipping highly perishable fruit is more tricky than usual Some fruit is arriving over-ripe. If you have an issue with your order, please call me. I pack every box myself, and want you to be happy with your fruit!
Fresh Gardens are growers and shippers of rare tropical fruits. Many items you may have never heard of, and that is what makes them so exciting. Most have been brought from South and central America and Asia. Although well known in those areas very few know of them here in the United States. That's my job as a grower of these items: to excite and get you into trying these exotic tropical fruit for the first time!
There are only a few areas in the United states these are grown and The Redland which is a 100 year plus historic agricultural growing region is one. We are south of Miami in Homestead just before you enter the Keys. You are invited to visit our farm for free as a tropical fruit of the month customer. We grow for you!!