Longan - Chompoo

Dimocarpus longan

Longan Dimocarpus longan By Bigtreegroup [CC0 1.0] (Photo Credits)

A Thai variety with large, high quality fruit with a faint pink tinge in the flesh. Relatively small seed. Longans are closely related to Lychees, and are highly regarded in Thailand. Generally hardier and quick growing than the lychee.
Other Names: Dragon Eye Fruit


Specifications of Longan - Chompoo

Preferred Climate Tropical, SubtropicalLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From MarcotLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) 5-10m

Plants required to Pollinate 1 (Self Pollinating)Learn about Pollination

Can it Handle Frosts? Sometimes

Amount of leaves in Winter? All Leaves (Evergreen)

Water Requirements Moderate Watering

Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree? No (Full Size)

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest 2-3 Years

Sun or Shade Full (Sun:80%-100%)

Preferred Soil Type Good Drainage

Soil pH Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

Fruiting/Harvest Months March, April, May

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Longan - Chompoo Reviews & Tips

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★★★★ 2y ago


Marcotted so it starts fruiting straight away. I pruned the fruitlets off for the first year, left some for the scond year - but I probably should just let the tree focus on growing instead. It seems a bit less fussy than the Kohala when it comes to th...

David O'bryan
9y ago

Mansfield, QLD

Longan - Chompoo

I love to eat one of my logans and then sip on a little red wine, it tastes just like cherry medicine for one mouthful :)

★★★ 10y ago


Chose this variety based on internet descriptions of fruit taste. Extremely slow growing. Fruit rather small but nice sweet taste.Have now (2016) moved it to a different spot with different soil and it is growing better.

★★★ 11y ago

Woongarra, QLD, Australia

Needs protection from wind when young. Do not overuse nitrogen fertilizers. Plant was pruned by horse to my discomfort.

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