Longan growing tree of the genus Dimocarpus and also known as Dimocarpus longan, Longan perennial evergreen plant and also used as ornamental plant, can grow in tropic mediterranean or subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 9+.
Leaves color green when the leaves young red, the leaves in elliptic shape.
Flower color are yellow the size 1-2 mm.
Fruit are cover with think skin color is yellow-brown, that pilled easily the flesh is white with special structure remind little bit onion, some cultivar are easy to take off the seeds The fruit taste remind the Lychee fruits
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Requirements for Longan growing and care:
Slightly acidity soil
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Yes, also possible without but the fruit can be too much seeds end less flesh
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Sensitive to salty soil
Pests and diseases:
Autumn / Winter
How to prune:
Size of the plant?
6-12 m (20-40 feet), grow to the wide can be 8 m (24 feet) and more
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Average amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Spring / Summer
General information about the flower
Small white-yellow flowers
Thinning the bloom:
The first years recommend to thinning
Pollination is done by:
Fruit harvest season:
Summer / Autumn
Fruits pests or diseases:
Aphids, birds, ants
What can be done with big quantities of Longan fruits?
Eaten raw, jelly, juice
Work requirements on the fruit:
Sometime need to cover with net
How long does it take to bear fruit?
Ripening of fruit:
Can be taken little before the fruits ready