Many may not know this, but South Florida has a huge agricultural community. South Dade in particular, grows all sorts of produce, from the more commonly-known citruses to gourds like squash and zucchini.
We also grow tons of fruits. While at the Redlands Farmers Market, we came across a weird, red, spiny looking fruit. When we asked we were told it was a type of lychee. We immediately bought several and ate them right then and there. They were delicious, sweet and juicy. The perfect treat for a hot October morning!
If you have never had lychees before, you peel away the skin to find a pale, white, almost translucent inside. They do contain a nut, so be careful biting into them! People use them in a variety of ways, including martinis, but I enjoy eating them straight.