If you have never tried the sweet, unique fruit called a litchi (“lee-chee”), stop by the Edison & Ford Winter Estates’ booth at the Downtown Farmer’s Market under the bridge at Centenniel Park this Thursday between 7:00AM and 1:00PM. The Estates’ litchi trees are full of ripe fruits but they won’t last long!
Pictured is a litchi next to a Florida blueberry (yes, you can grow blueberries in Florida) and a photo of one of our trees. Litchis are native to China but do grow well in Florida and California. Just nine of these fruits fulfill your daily requirement for Vitamin C. You can ask our horticulturist, Debbie Hughes, to let you try one of these interesting fruits at the farmer’s market, but you should probably get there early!