Description: The lychee, litchi, liechee, lizhi or li zhi, or lichee(Litchi chinensis; Chinese: 荔枝) is the sole member of the genus Litchi in the soap berry family, Sapindaceae. The fresh fruit has a "delicate, whitish pulp" with a floral smell and a fragrant, sweet flavour. Since this perfume-like flavour is lost in the process of canning, the fruit is usually eaten fresh. They are also grown as an ornamental tree as well as for their fruit. The outside of the fruit is covered by a pink-red, roughly textured rind that is inedible but easily removed to expose a layer of sweet, translucent white flesh. Flowers grow on a terminal inflorescence with many panicles on the current season's growth.
Fresh whole lychee contains a total 72 mg of vitamin C per 100 grams of fruit, an amount representing 86% of the Daily Value (DV) (table, right). On average, consuming nine peeled lychee fruits would meet an adult’s daily vitamin C requirement but otherwise would supply little nutrient content (see table). Lychees are low in saturated fat and sodium.
Care: They require a warm subtropical to tropical climate that is cool but also frost-free or with only slight winter frosts not below −4 °C, and with high summer heat, rainfall, and humidity. Growth is best on well-drained, slightly acidic soils rich in organic matter. A wide range of cultivars are available, with early and late maturing forms suited to warmer and cooler climates respectively.
Lichi Fruit - Plant
- Product Code: PLFR-lichi-fruit-plant
- Availability: In Stock
- Ex Tax: 449₹