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Lychee sightings - 2010

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Auger Jun 2, 2010 10:24 PM

Well its that time of the year. We've had a cold winter for that helped with flower production, but we didn't have that much spring rain, so about 40% of the pinnacle on my trees, dried up and turned brown. Lycheesonline has Mauritius for $8/lb, so you can probably find them and Hak Yip for about $5/lb from a side of the road vendor.

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    smartie RE: Auger Jun 3, 2010 05:06 AM

    my neighbor has a tree which she lets us at when the time is right, it's not as well stocked as last year and the birds are reducing the fruit by the day.

    The mango tree hanging over my yard is looking good, hopefully the squirrels and birds will leave some for me.

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      Mega RE: Auger Jun 14, 2010 11:23 AM

      I suggest coming to the Redland Summer Fruit Festival - the vendors usually have some great stuff
      http://fruitandspicepark.org/friends/
      Meg

      1. OysterHo RE: Auger Jun 19, 2010 12:39 PM

        Bedner's Farmer's Market - 441 north of Atlantic Ave, (south of Boynton Beach Blvd) had them fresh - 3 for $1.

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          lydiainflorida RE: Auger Jun 19, 2010 06:18 PM

          Just got back from Foodtown in Davie - they had a ton of them for $2.99/lb.

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            Auger RE: Auger Jun 20, 2010 06:52 AM

            Lucky's Oriental Mart on Bird Rd had them $5/lb

            1. Frodnesor RE: Auger Jun 20, 2010 12:19 PM

              Just got from Norman Bros. in south Miami for something around $5-6/lb. And they're delicious.

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                smartie RE: Auger Jun 20, 2010 07:21 PM

                a 10lb bag picked from the neighbors tree - heavenly

                1. tarepanda RE: Auger Jul 3, 2010 06:12 PM

                  First sight them on Sunset east of Red Road, but it was sour with big seeds.
                  THen bought some off another road vendor on SUnset and 97th. Both lychee and longnan for $3 each.

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                    Nick RE: Auger Jul 7, 2010 02:41 PM

                    I also found two varieties at Robert Is Here a few weekends ago.

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                      gatorjwade RE: Auger Jul 7, 2010 04:38 PM

                      Oh, man, hate to make your mouth water, but our Quai May Pink (spelling?) lychee tree that we got long ago from Fairchild Tropical Garden has a decent crop of YUMMY lychees right now... mmmmmmm! :-)

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                        Nick RE: Auger Jul 10, 2010 03:13 PM

                        I also saw a few signs along Griffin today, west of the Turnpike.

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                          CFByrne RE: Nick Jul 10, 2010 04:24 PM

                          Speaking of...

                          Loxahatchee tropical fruit growers stung by depressed prices

                          http://www.palmbeachpost.com/money/lo...

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                          racer x RE: Auger Jul 12, 2010 12:25 PM

                          There was a guy on, of all places, SW 32nd Ave just north of US 1 selling just lychees when I drove past one day last week.

                          1. lax2mia RE: Auger Jul 14, 2010 07:20 AM

                            This thread just goes to show one of the big issues MIA/So Florida has in regards to local produce. There's supply, there's demand, but the distribution system, especially to get it to city dwellers, is horrible.

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                              miachef RE: lax2mia Jul 21, 2010 05:16 AM

                              Whole Foods should have some grown by Mario Yanez, according to Redland Rambles (http://redlandrambles.com/2010/07/20/...). I bought a 5-lb bag from Mario last week and his lychees are delicious!

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                              racer x RE: Auger Aug 13, 2010 04:05 PM

                              Not lychees, but longans - fresh organic longans for sale in a Jamaican restaurant-cum-market (Jamaica Kitchen) at Sunset & Galloway Rd at $4 for a 2-lb bag, if I recall correctly.

                              1. jpr54_1 RE: Auger Sep 1, 2010 01:53 PM

                                I purchased today lychees at Doris' Italian Market
                                They were $3.59 a lb.
                                The lychees were small but sweet

                                1. herbage RE: Auger Sep 3, 2010 10:20 AM

                                  I saw lots of lychees on Red Road/Old Cutler in the Gables a few weeks ago.

                                  I did spot fresh lobster on Red Road last weekend. A bunch of kids were selling out of an SUV.

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