Pick ripe fruits that are clean and reddish-pink in color. Fruits should have no signs of bruises, skin tears, or infestation.
Half-ripe fruits can be kept at room temperature, but ripe fruits should be kept in a cool place. Can be preserved by drying and processing into a ‘nut’ or by bottling
Lychee fruit has rough, green to reddish pink, wart-like skin. The flesh is white, translucent, and jelly-like. Ripe lychee has a sweet and smooth flavor.