I don't eat lychees, but this one I really love to eat. Basically, they look the same - except that this fruit has lots of hairs - and inside they also look the same, but this one's a bit elongated. I don't know why I don't eat lychees yet I eat lots of this, I guess there something in a lychee's taste that I don't really like.
This fruit is abundant here in the Philippines especially during the third quarter of the year. Some Rambutan farms in South Luzon provinces open their farms to people and with an entrance fee, one can eat as much fruit as they can, pick the fruits themselves from the trees, but of course, if you want to take home some fruits, you have to buy it. Free eating is only allowed inside the farms. I still haven't tried that, though.
I think this fruit is also available in some South East Asian countries like Thailand and Malaysia. If you happen to have this fruit in your country, can you tell me how you called it?
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