Hawaii’s summer fruit, Lychee

Lychee tree pc Tim Mira R(B)

(Lychee tree in Koloa Town, Kauai)

Lychee reminds me of summer. As a young child growing up on Kauai, I remember spending summer afternoons sitting in the lychee tree in our yard with my brother. We’d find a comfortable branch to sit on, within reach of a bunch of the red ripe fruits, and proceed to peel and eat. Many boyhood adventures were planned sitting in our lychee tree. After awhile, our Mom would call out to us to get back to our chores. The canvas of red Lychee skin peels on the ground was obviously a telltale sign that we’d been sitting in the tree long enough.  Ah… good memories.     A small sampling of “My Hawaii Life“.

The popular Hawaii fruit tree is a subtropical evergreen and bears fruit from May to August. The lychee tree was imported to Hawaii from China. If you don’t have a lychee tree growing in your yard, you can easily find lychee fruits at the local farmers markets on the islands.


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