Litchis are a perfect balance of sweet and tart with a deliciously light floral taste. They grow on trees in bunches, their bumpy skin protecting the juicy flesh beneath. They are harvested when their red colour is at its most vibrant.
When a litchi is frozen, it tastes similar to sorbet.
Litchis grow on trees that can reach 40 to 50 feet in height.
A Litchi tree develops evergreen, shiny, leathery, green leaves composed of 2 to 4 thin leaflets arranged in pairs.
Litchis produce individual male and female flowers gathered in long terminal clusters.
The litchi is also known as “Chinese strawberry” because it originates from China and looks like a strawberry.