Collection: Longan

All About Longan Trees

In the same family as lychee, longan trees are a type of evergreen tree that sprouts fruit every year. They are native to tropical lands like Burma, Southern China, Southwest India, Sri Lanka, and now they are available from Florida. Enjoy this tropical tree full of lush green leaves from your own backyard.

Longan Trees of Various Origins

The longan tree was brought to the United States in 1903 and has since become an important crop for the state as well as a popular pick for our customers. Below are all the details you need to know about the various varieties of longan trees. Many consistencies can be found amongst the various trees, but the origin differs greatly.

Name

Fruit Quality

Fruit Size in Ounces

Fruit Production Months

Country of Origin

Growth pattern

Kohala

Very Good

Large

July-August

Hawaii

Normal

Biew Kiew

Very Good

Large

July-September

Florida

Normal

Siri Chompoo

Very Good

Large

July-August

Thailand

Normal

Degelman

Very Good

Large

August-September

Florida

Normal

What Fruit Sprouts?

Drupaceous fruits sprout from the longan tree every year. They are small, at only around an inch in diameter and of a spherical to oval shape. These little fruits are sweet and flavorful from their peel to their seed. The pulp that surrounds the seed is the edible part of the fruit. It’s of a white/translucent color, mimicking that of a colorless grape.

The Beauty of the Longan Tree

The longan tree has lush green leaves that are thick and reminiscent of other tropical trees in the same family. The longan tree also sprouts small flowers on thin branches that reach toward the sun. They are of similar color to the pulp of the fruit and add a pretty touch to any garden. Longan trees are unique and beautiful in their own way. Stand out from the crowd by incorporating this tropical tree into your life.

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