Fresh lychees at Dhaka market

  • A fruit seller in Dhaka’s Purana Paltan area displays the season’s first fresh batches of lychee, collected from the orchards in Narayanganj’s Sonargaon and Dinajpur, the lychee capital of Bangladesh. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    A fruit seller in Dhaka’s Purana Paltan area displays the season’s first fresh batches of lychee, collected from the orchards in Narayanganj’s Sonargaon and Dinajpur, the lychee capital of Bangladesh. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • A fruit seller in Dhaka’s Purana Paltan area sells the season’s first fresh batches of lychee, collected from the orchards in Narayanganj’s Sonargaon and Dinajpur. The Narayanganj variety costs Tk 450-700 per 100 pieces while the Dinajpur variety, considered the best of its kind in Bangladesh, costs Tk 800-1,000 per 100 pieces. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    A fruit seller in Dhaka’s Purana Paltan area sells the season’s first fresh batches of lychee, collected from the orchards in Narayanganj’s Sonargaon and Dinajpur. The Narayanganj variety costs Tk 450-700 per 100 pieces while the Dinajpur variety, considered the best of its kind in Bangladesh, costs Tk 800-1,000 per 100 pieces. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • A fruit seller in Dhaka’s Purana Paltan area displays the season’s first fresh batches of lychee. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    A fruit seller in Dhaka’s Purana Paltan area displays the season’s first fresh batches of lychee. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • A fruit shop in Dhaka’s Purana Paltan area displays the season’s first fresh batches of lychee. Depending on size and variety, lychees are sold at Tk 450-1,000 per 100 pieces. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    A fruit shop in Dhaka’s Purana Paltan area displays the season’s first fresh batches of lychee. Depending on size and variety, lychees are sold at Tk 450-1,000 per 100 pieces. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • A fruit shop in Dhaka’s Purana Paltan area displays the season’s first fresh batches of lychee. Depending on size and variety, lychees are sold at Tk 450-1,000 per 100 pieces. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    A fruit shop in Dhaka’s Purana Paltan area displays the season’s first fresh batches of lychee. Depending on size and variety, lychees are sold at Tk 450-1,000 per 100 pieces. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • A prospective buyer checks out the season’s first fresh batches of lychee at a shop in Dhaka’s Purana Paltan area. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    A prospective buyer checks out the season’s first fresh batches of lychee at a shop in Dhaka’s Purana Paltan area. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • The lychee variety from the orchards of Narayanganj’s Sonargaon usually hit the market first in the early days of summer. A seller on the Gulistan sidewalk is spotted selling the Sonargaon lychee at Tk 250-300. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    The lychee variety from the orchards of Narayanganj’s Sonargaon usually hit the market first in the early days of summer. A seller on the Gulistan sidewalk is spotted selling the Sonargaon lychee at Tk 250-300. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • A fruit seller makes a pitch to a prospective buyer about the quality of his lychees in Dhaka’s Gulistan area. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    A fruit seller makes a pitch to a prospective buyer about the quality of his lychees in Dhaka’s Gulistan area. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • A fruit seller puts the season’s first fresh batches of lychee on display at a shop in Dhaka’s Purana Paltan area. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    A fruit seller puts the season’s first fresh batches of lychee on display at a shop in Dhaka’s Purana Paltan area. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

  • A fruit shop displays the season’s first fresh batches of lychee. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove

    A fruit shop displays the season’s first fresh batches of lychee. Photo: Asif Mahmud Ove