Here's this week's lychees. She got 2 different kinds:
Bundle with Leaves (left)- these are normally more expensive, but this time they were just $1.50/lb. Maybe they were a day old? They taste good anyway and are a bit better to my tastes than the ones in the bag. But they are a bit dryer, so that statement my not be true for everyone.
Mesh bag (right)- they were $3/lb, which still isn't that bad for Lychees. Sometimes they are 6-7$ per pound, but I guess we are in prime season now, which regrettably intersects with prime cherry season (I got some really nice ones last week for $1.88/lb). The ones in the bag had a nice, lighter flavor and were very juicy.
I took brix readings from both and wasn't surprised to find that the bundled ones had 19, while those in the mesh bag were 15.
I thought about planting a few more of them, but didn't find many "chicken tongues" (fruit with tiny seed and lots of flesh), which I'd like more of.
Maybe there is a spray- it looks like GGG has a good sized one at the start of part 2 in his video tour of his new place in HI. It isn't his most interesting video, as a lot of it is just taken up with showing a long list of plants, but after Stephen Haybes, he is probably my favorite Youtube channel. Maybe different parts of the island have different pest pressures.
Makes sense to me. I also prefer Euro plums, though some of the Japanese ones (especially pluots) are very good too.