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had some amazing lychees recently

huaqiao Jul 19, 2011 11:32 PM

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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    LADave Jul 23, 2011 11:40 AM

    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
      ipsedixit Jul 23, 2011 12:06 PM

      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.

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