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Jul 19, 2011 11:32 PM

had some amazing lychees recently

So the last 2 weekends my parents have been buying lychees from Ranch 99. They say they're special lychees imported from Taiwan for a short time only. Or something like that.

Best lychees I've ever had outside of Asia. Except for the fact that they're small and off the branch, they're pretty much as good as lychees I've had in Taiwan. So much better than lychees I've bought in the US before.

Anyone else check them out? No idea if they still have them. I know my parents bought some from the Irvine Ranch 99 a couple of days ago.

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  1. I've gotten good lychees at 99 Ranch. Amazingly I saw some at Trader Joes last Tuesday. Didn't try them. I'm wondering if Lychees would grow here?

    99 Ranch
    17713 Pioneer Blvd, Artesia, CA

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    1. re: LADave

      Yup, sure can.

      They are subtropical and the only caveat with So Cal weather is the chilly mornings that we can sometimes have in the winter months as lychee trees generally cannot tolerate temperatures below 32 F for more than 6 or 8 hours. That said, lychee trees do need chilling in the winter in order to bear fruit.