One of my favorite fruits is the lychee. Unfortunately for us, the lychee cannot be grown in our climate or zone since it's a tropical tree. Oh, how I would love to be able to grow these babies! It's native to China and is also grown in other Asian countries, Thailand, Vietnam, India, and Malaysia. Usually, we can only find this fruit canned in syrup, however, this time of year, we can find it fresh and imported from Asia. I don't normally advocate buying produce that travels so many miles to get to us, however, since we can't even grow them here, I'll make an exception since I love the sweet lychee. I know, I know, it's not very environmentally friendly of me to buy a fruit that was shipped from Asia, but... I can't pass up how good they are. It brings back great memories when I can get my hands on the fresh ones. When I was a kid, my parents used to buy the fresh fruit and give it to us as a special treat. Since they travel so many miles to get here, Lychee fruit is usually quite expensive, at $5 or $6 a pound. Yesterday, I saw it for $3 a pound and had to buy it.