Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Lychee fruit

We got our first lychees off my little tree a week or so back.



Lychee trees don't grow up here, unless you feel like covering them constantly through the winter... or, if you do like I do, and put a tree in a big pot, then keep that pot in the greenhouse. We only get a small amount of fruit, but the fruit tastes incredible. In South Florida, they'll mature into lovely shade trees - and all your Chinese friends will be totally thrilled that you're growing them.

Incidentally: yes, I'm planting the seeds.

5 Comments:

At July 10, 2013 at 10:33 AM , Blogger Elizabeth said...

Here in central Florida, my neighbor has a tree out front that had hundreds of beautiful red fruits. I waited too long to ask her to share one or two . . . and now they're all gone (I've never tasted these). Beautiful tree and even more so when covered in fruit.

 
At July 10, 2013 at 12:45 PM , Blogger Survival Gardener, AKA David the Good said...

They're delicious - sweet and slightly astringent with a delicate perfume-like aroma.

 
At July 10, 2013 at 5:05 PM , Blogger Jason Braeburn said...

Fantastic David! They look delicious! I tasted a Rambutan (sp?) for the first time last week and traveled to heaven for the briefest moment. I planted the seeds, so here's hoping! :)
My aunt's tree down south only produced 6 or so Lychee and that next year the tree will be totally loaded. Maybe next year you'll get a freak crop! :)

 
At July 10, 2013 at 7:10 PM , Blogger Survival Gardener, AKA David the Good said...

Rambutan! Nice! Haven't tried one of those yet. I hope we're all loaded with fruit next year... the wait on fruit trees is painful... but eventually...

I actually just planted a chocolate pudding fruit tree in my parents' yard. Now THAT is an awesome fruit.

 
At July 10, 2013 at 9:04 PM , Blogger Karen S said...

JEALOUS!!!! But good for you and your efforts!

 

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