A little ferreting around on-line reveals that lychees, like apples, come in different varieties. Such as:
'Fei tsu hsiao', or 'Fi tsz siu' (imperial concubine's laugh, or smile) is large, amber-colored, thin-skinned, with very sweet, very fragrant flesh. Seeds vary from large to very small. It ripens early.Not sure which variety this is, but herewith I swallow an imperial concubine's smile. Or three. It ripens early. . .
That's for now. The rest are for the beach on Saturday to share with Barb and the kids.
For your lychee needs: purdue
For obsessives: FAO