Longan

Botanical name:  Dimocarpus longan

Crown and root system:  This is an evergreen tree with a medium-large crown; the trunk has a unique texture.

Growing regions:  Areas that do not have extreme climate conditions – hot or cold.

Ripening date:  During the fall season.  The flavor and texture of the fruit is similar to the lychee, but the longan’s pit is larger and the peel is thin and golden-brown.

Planting in a container:  Not recommended.

Recommended planting season:  All year round, except for the cold months.

Varieties sold in our nursery:
H4:  This variety ripens at the beginning of the season and bears medium fruit with a high sugar content and medium-sized pit.

Good to know:
In Asia the longan is known as “dragon’s eye” because the black seed showing through the whitish flesh of the fruit resemble an eyeball.