(1) ‘The lychee and longan collections here at Hilo are among the best outside of China and southeast Asia,’ says Zee.(2) The city features six fruits - lemon, lychee , banana, longan, pomelo and pineapple - and three flowers - narcissus, camellia and orchid.(3) ‘Collecting, preserving, and classifying lychee and longan trees is especially critical,’ Zee emphasizes.(4) In the lush green foothills above town, I'd found every incline, even a slope that seemed too steep to climb, cultivated with longan, lychee , pineapple, betel nut or banana.(5) His back garden on a hot day could well be in a suburb of Ho Chi Minh City, with its bamboo, lychee , grape vines and images of monkeys.(6) It was elegantly garnished with Japanese pomegranates (no seeds) and thin slices of rombutan - a fruit similar to a lychee .(7) The fruit flavours range from common fruits like banana, strawberry and peach, to more exotic fruits like lychee , guava, rambutan and jackfruit.(8) A good ripe crop from the Gisborne vintage this year produced some aromatic fruit flavours, with hints of Turkish Delight and lychee fruit.(9) I picked up some fruits on my way home, so I now have at my disposal apricots, peaches, nectarines, lychee fruit, a mango, and assorted berries.(10) This one has the classic lychee and rose-petal aromas but is comparatively light and refreshing on the palate.(11) ‘The lychee and longan industry in Hawaii is still quite small, with just a few farms and some productive backyard trees,’ she says.(12) The flesh has the consistency of lychees , and the stone is similar to that of a lychee, but the taste is a cross between a mango, a banana and a lychee.(13) We walked for about twenty minutes until the sweet aroma of lychees filled the air.(14) It's rich with exotic spices and flavours of lychees and passion fruit.(15) The price of litchis , a luscious fruit considered a notch above such as apples and citruses, has been slashed as a result of a bumper crop in South China, making it affordable to ordinary people.(16) To follow, I would make the most of those papaya, lychees and passion fruit that are looking so good this month.