Lychee Grove - The Oldest In Florida
Thought you all might want to drool over what is possibly the oldest lychee grove in the U.S. It's the oldest in Florida with the trees having been planted between 80 and 90 years ago....sometime in the early 1900's when Thomas Edison and Henry Ford were experimenting and planting different tropical trees here in the Ft. Myers area. This particular grove is a wonder because the trees were left to grow naturally and have reached a height of around 35' to 40' which is quite unusual as most commercial groves are kept to around 16'. It's now owned by Bob Leisure of Ft. Myers and the grove is located at the intersection on Pine Ridge Road and Kelly. It goes my Sweetheart Lychee Ranch and is 100% organic...no chemicals are ever used in any way. It really is a spectacular sight and if you're ever in the area contact Bob for a tour. You won't be disappointed.