Show Some Lychee Love at O’Berry Lychee Grove

Lychee season is in full swing and locals can pick their own tropical treats at spots like the Grove in Jupiter

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Lychee season in South Florida

One of the most intriguing fruits is the lychee. These small, easy-to-peel tropical fruits native to South Asia boost the immune system, aid in digestion, and improve blood circulation, among other benefits, and they’ve been popping up in everything from desserts to cocktails to vegan ceviche. For many in the United States, lychees are imported goods—but South Floridians can pick them directly off the tree when in season. One place to check out is O’Berry Lychee Grove in Jupiter. “Lychee season usually starts at the end of May, God willing,” says Edwin O’Berry, owner of his family’s namesake business. “It usually lasts one to two weeks, depending on how well the trees produce.”

Locals interested in picking lychees at the grove receive a bag and a fruit picker, though O’Berry recommends visitors bring their own bag to help reduce the amount of landfill and pollution. His U-Pick offers 400 lychee trees in Brewster and Mauritius varieties as well as longans (another tropical fruit) and is open by appointment from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., weather permitting, during season. Book an appointment at the Grove: 561.262.8660 

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