读特客户端•深圳新闻网2022年7月2日讯（记者 金洪竹 张喆 李丹璐 冯牧原 陈彦如 张玲）夏至，太阳直射北纬23.5度，北半球迎来最长白昼。荔枝，从这个时候开始占领当季岭南水果头牌交椅，其中，深圳南山荔枝美名远扬，雄霸必买榜单天下。
It is Summer Solstice, when the subsolar point has arrived in latitude 23.5 degrees north, that marks the longest day in the Northern Hemisphere. From now on, Lychee becomes fruit of the season in Lingnan area. Among all lychees, those from Nanshan, Shenzhen, are well known to be the best seller.
As a lychee lover, ancient Chinese poet Su Shi wrote a peom:"To eat 300 lychees a day, who would mind being a local in Lingnan." People in modern time also say that:"Without eating lychees, you will miss the whole summer."
A summer of lychee has arrived, Have Fun in Shenzhen teams up with our international friend Alya and directly head to Nanshan Lychee Yueliangwan Demonstration Area of Xili Orchard, in order to capture the authentic seasonal treasure in Shenzhen.
There was a saying: Guangdong lychee depends on Shenzhen, and Shenzhen lychee depends on Nanshan. As one of the"Three Treasures of Nanshan", Nanshan lychee is the only lychee with geographical protection mark in the world. In Xili Orchard, there are many senior lychee trees that are over hundreds years old. With the meticulous care of orchard workers, the branches of lychee trees are all covered by red delicate fruits.
The key of the best taste of lychee is"freshness". In summer afternoon, fruits on lower braches are almost finished picking. Orchard workers climb up the ladder to pick those red full fruits on higher braches, and then package them into boxes. Soon, the sweet taste of Shenzhen will be sent to all parts of China.
Under the guidance of our teacher from the orchard, we carried a ladder that higher than head to experience the fun of picking lychees. Gently pinch the fruit with your finger, and with a turn of your wrist, the fruit will fall off from the branch.
The top products of Shenzhen lychees are Gui Wei, which can be translated as"cinnamon flavor" and Nuo Mi Ci, which can be known as"glutinous rice cake". Gui Wei gets its name because its osmanthus fragrance, which makes it classic and popular in Shenzhen's competitive lychee circle.
Gui Wei has small fruit seed, crispy fruit pulp with fresh sweetness. Besides, its resistance to storage and transportation makes the fruit shell maintain bright red and the pulp taste fresh even after it is picked for a few days.
Nuo Mi Ci, as a variety with its pulp like a white bun, it looks like a heart hanging on a tree. It is generally fuller and bigger than other lychee varieties. The hull of Nuo Mi Ci is thin and flat. Thanks to its small fruit seed and thick milky pulp, you can enjoy it the best. Take a bite, your mouth will be filled with its sweet aroma.
[About Xili Orchard]
Xili Orchard was founded in1989, with three production bases: Niucheng Village, Yueliangwan Park and Lilin Park. It is the largest lychee production base in Shenzhen. In2022, due to the impact of weather, the production of lychee decreased. Xili Orchard is closed to tourists this year.
On 21st June, Nanshan lychees such as Nuo Mi Ci and Gui Wei have come on the market.
In this season, the best time to enjoy Nanshan lychee is from 25 June to 5 July.
Address:Yueliangwan Park, Yueguang Road, Nanshan District, Shenzhen