All About Lychee

Latin name : Litchi chinensis

The lychee is native to South East Asia and China. The subtropical tree is now extensively cultivated for its fleshy fruit.

Due to the sweet nature of the fruit, the lychee is often used as an ingredient in ice-cream and other sweet desserts.

Fruit fact...

The lychee changes colour when dried, the flesh and shell turn dark brown and its appearance begins to resemble a nut.

Times of harvest

Northern Hemisphere


Southern Hemisphere

January, February, March, November, December

Significant countries of origin

China, South East Asia, South Africa