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Litchi chinensis - Lychee, Litche Tree


Litchi chinensis - Lychee, Litche Tree  (Litchi chinensis - Lychee, Litche Tree)

This Lychee tree has flower spikes which should be blooming soon. Photo taken Feb. 11, 2011 at the San Diego Zoo. Lychee and Longan (Dimocarpus longan) fruits (which are related) are my favorite fruits...I can eat many pounds of them in summer (at one sitting). lol! :>)



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Another lovely shade of green and such shiney leaves too will look forward to seeing it in flower.

23 Feb, 2011

 

Sixpence:

The flowers are not showy...however, the fruit is extremely showy and very, very delicious! :>)

24 Feb, 2011

 

Thank you Andy just looked it up reminds me of our conkers in their jackets only red.

24 Feb, 2011

 

Sixpence:

It looks similar, however, is a very different type of fruit. :>)

24 Feb, 2011

 

Yes I would imagine it would be.

24 Feb, 2011

 

Have you ever eaten fresh lychee?

25 Feb, 2011

 

No I have never heard of it until now Andy

25 Feb, 2011

 

It may not be available fresh there...but, it could be available in Asian markets, canned. The Lychee tree is native to southeast Asia.

25 Feb, 2011

 

I shall look out for it in supermarkets see if they sell it in them thanks.

25 Feb, 2011

 

I think I will pass them by then thanks Marguerite :o))

27 Feb, 2011

 

Marguerite:

I've eaten lbs. of Lychee at one sitting...they never give me a belly ache. They're so, so good! :>)

28 Feb, 2011

 

Sixpence:

These fruits are considered a delicacy in the orient...they are very healthy for you and delicious! :>)

However, most people don't eat as many as I do in one sitting. LOL! :)

28 Feb, 2011

 

Lol Andy, ok I shall try at least once just to taste for my self.

28 Feb, 2011

 

Sixpence:

Lychee taste very similar to a sweet, soft candy.

28 Feb, 2011

 

Thank you for that Andy so you have a very sweet tooth then hehe

28 Feb, 2011

 

Yes. :>)

1 Mar, 2011

 

Hehe :o))

1 Mar, 2011



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