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Old 09-10-2018, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Huntsville, Texas
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I understand both are tropical trees, and I love the fruits, especially when put in ice cream. Whenever I visit the Caribbean, I always get ice cream in either those fruits.

I live near Houston.
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Old 09-10-2018, 08:01 PM
 
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Does it ever get below 40F in Houston? Close. Then maybe not to the guanabana (soursop).

Does it ever get below 25F in Houston? No. Then probably yes to the soapberry (lychee).

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Lychee contains many phytochemicals. The seeds have been found to contain methylenecyclopropylglycine which can cause hypoglycemia, while outbreaks of encephalopathy in Indian and Vietnamese children have also been linked to its consumption.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sapindus
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Old 09-14-2018, 07:34 PM
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Location: 46060, Hardiness zone 5b/6a
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I don’t know if either one of those exotic tropical plants would be solidly winter hardy in even subtropical Houston, but I think that a lychee tree would have more of a fighting chance at surviving a typical winter in Houston Texas than a sour sop tree would.
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Old Today, 04:18 AM
 
Location: S. FL (hell for me-wife loves it)
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If you like Lychee and don't want to chance it with temperature, grow Longan. It tastes almost identical and is hardy. I have several. Delicious.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Longan
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