Buying and Storing Lychees

Fresh fruit from the farm

Selecting lychees

Choose fruit with skin that is pink or red.

Once picked, the lychee does not continue to ripen.

Storing lychees

Fresh fruit wrapped in plastic can be kept in a refrigerator for five to seven days and may be kept at room temperature for two or three days.

Freezing lychees

Lychees can be frozen for up to six months or dried within their shells.