It’s Lychee Time!
We’re now in the very short Florida lychee season. I love lychees! They are delicious, with the texture of a peeled grape and the perfume of a rose. Mmmm… They are really interesting to look at also.
I was happy to see FAPC member J & C Tropicals lychees in the grocery store the other day.
In addition to J & C, there are a handful of other FAPC members who produce lychees. You can do an agricultural product search on our website (www.florida-agriculture.com) to find information about the following farms:
|A. Martinez Produce Corp.|
|A.R. Produce & Trucking|
|All Locally Grown Produce, LLC|
|Erickson Farm, Inc.|
|Fresh King, Inc.|
|J & C Tropicals, Inc.|
|M & M Farms, Inc.|
|New Limeco, Inc.|
|Steele’s Tropical Fruit|
|Unity Groves Corp.|
Lychee peels are thin and brittle so they are easy to remove. The seeds look like a chocolate covered almond (unless they are shriveled up – those are called “chicken tongue” seeds) and are not edible. They freeze well, so pick up an extra pack or two to enjoy later.
For more information about lychees, check out the Tropical Fruit Growers of South Florida website at www.tropicalfruitgrowers.com.