My pick this week is lychees. There are many different varieties of lychees and while they all look similar, they are actually not. The varieties we are selling you are very unlikely to be found in the major supermarkets. They are low yielding, small seed varieties that are grown in very limited quantities for the specialty market. They cost around double what we refer to as the 'supermarket varieties' which are purely grown for yield and hence sell price. When comparing these varieties, our fruit has a far smaller seed and most of the sell price difference revolves around the fact that you are buying more edible flesh and instead of a gigantic seed. They are sweeter and better to eat than the more common, old fashioned varieties and we will have a great range of these in 1 and 2 kg boxes leading up to Christmas.
HOW TO PICK
Most lychee varieties are ripe when the skin turns pink or red. Once picked, lychees do not continue to ripen. Choose fruit that is firm and springy, with lush red or pink skin
HOW TO STORE
Store these in a bag and keep them in the refrigerator until you intend to eat them. They are best eaten within a week of purchasing.