Lanzones grow and care – tree of the genus Lansium also known as Langsat, Lanzones perennial evergreen plant, mostly grown for the edible fruits, also as ornamental plant for the shade and grow in tropic climate and growing in hardiness zone 10b-13.
Leaves color green in elliptic shape.
Flower color is yellow-green the size 1-3 mm the flowers grow on inflorescence on little stems that connected to trunk or branches like trunk.
Fruit color is white flesh with brown-yellow peel the peel soft and the fruits looks like little potatoes, the flesh structure remind little bit lychee, there are 0-3 seeds mostly the seeds are little and can be edible
What is the best way to start growing? Plant / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction (air layering)
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction? Yes, it’s reduce waiting time for the fruit and it’s insure the quality of the fruits, better to graft the tree when young and easier to use grafting machine and more accurate, cover the graft with transparent nylon bag and above it foil aluminum and wait for few weeks until new leaves grow.
Difficulties or problems when growing: Take year to get fruits
Planting season: Spring, summer, autumn, in hardiness zone 10b-11a better in the spring, hardiness zone 12b+ possible all year
Pests and diseases: Aphids, ants, termite
Pruning season: Autumn / Winter
How to prune: Dead and week branches
Size of the plant? 20-30 m, 60-100 feet
Growth speed in optimal condition: Medium growing
Water requirement: Big amount of water, possible less but prefer more
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing: Full Sun, possible when it’s young to put in half shade or 75% sun
Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant? No
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers: No
Bloom season: Autumn – Winter
General information about the flower Yellow-green flower the size 1-3 mm the flowers grow on inflorescence on little stems that connected to trunk or branches like trunk.
Pollination is done by: Bees, flies
Fruit harvest season: Spring / Summer
Fruits pests or diseases: Bird
What are the uses big quantities of Lanzones fruits? Eaten raw, jelly, jams, alcohol
Work requirements on the fruit: Not something special
How long does it take to bear fruit? 8-12 years
Ripening of fruit: Can be taken before it’s fully ripen
How to grow lanzones from seeds
Sowing requirement: Fast sowing, wash the seeds from the rind and leftover
Saving seeds until sowing: 5-7 days to sow them and keep them in moist soil
Sowing season: Directly after the fruits, summer the fruit bear in the summer so directly to sow
Planting spacing: Better in different pot
Depth of Sowing: 2-4cm from the top of the seeds
Conditions for seeds germinate: Humidity, long day (summer) moist and rich soil
Watering requires for Seeds: Average amount of water / Big amount of water
Germination time: 1-3 weeks
Condition of seedling: Moist soil, high humidity, hardiness zone 10b-11 better to protect it the first years over the winter