The first litchis were planted at Halls in 1926. Today Halls has over 80ha of litchi orchards under management which bear fruit from December to February.

A very small window for a large crop sees the farms and packhouse working through Christmas to meet their local and export sales programmes.

Delicious and juicy, these popular berries contain an impressive list of essential nutrients like oligonaol, various vitamins as well as minerals that control heart rate and blood pressure. Litchis have no saturated fats or cholesterol, but are composed of good amounts of dietary fibre and antioxidants.

Its outer skin is rough and leather featuring a pink colour when ripe. Inside, the pulp consists of the edible portion that is white, translucent, sweet and juicy.