We got our first lychee fruit off our little tree a week or so back.
Lychee trees don’t grow up here, unless you feel like covering them constantly through the winter… or, if you do like I do, and put a tree in a big pot, then keep that pot in the greenhouse. We only get a small amount of fruit, but the fruit tastes incredible. In South Florida, they’ll mature into lovely shade trees – and all your Chinese friends will be totally thrilled that you’re growing them.
Incidentally: yes, I’m planting the seeds.