The lychee is a round or oval shaped fruit with a diameter of 3 to 5 cm, with a striking red skin. The skin feels somewhat leathery and is slightly puckered. The fruit originates from China. The lychee is related to the rambutan. The flesh is glassy white with a firm structure. You will find a large, long, brown pit in the centre which isn’t edible. The fruit has a very sweet taste.