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Winter Squash Winter squash is a fruit of an annual garden plant related to the melon and cucumber. (Family cucurbitaceae). It has long stems and broad leaves. The flowers from the plants are also edible- usually stuffed. It has an origin of possibly Mexico or Guatemala. It has been cultivated for over 10,000 years. As opposed to Summer Squashes, Winter squashes have hard, inedible shells. The inside of the squash has a hollow core with fully developed seeds that are e
Lychee A lychee, also known as a litchi nut, is an exotic fruit from china from over 2,000 years ago. The lychee fruit is native to southeastern Asia. It grows in subtropical climates. Fresh lychees are in season from June to mid July.
In the Chinese culture, lychees are offered as good luck charms for the New Year.
The lychee tree is a large evergreen tree. It can grow 50 to 65 feet tall. One tree can produce 200 to 300 pounds of fruit a year.
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