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LONGAN - KOHALA (MARCOT)

Longan Kohala fruitBotanical Name: Dimocarpus longan
Description

Large fruit with an aromatic sweet to spicy taste. Early season heavy cropping variety. Closely related to Lychees, Longans are highly valued in South east Asia. They are hardier and quicker growing.

Other Names: Dragon Eye Fruit
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$59.00 4 Cutting Large

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Plant Information or Specifications

Sub Categories (HashTags)

Asian Favourite (#AsianFavourite)

Preferred Climate

Tropical, Subtropical
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)

2-5m

Plants required to Pollinate

1 (Self Pollinating)
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Can it Handle Frosts?

Likes Temps above 5deg, 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

4-5 Years

Sun or Shade

Full (Sun:80%-100%)

Preferred Soil Type

Good Drainage

Soil pH

Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

Fruiting/Harvest Months

February, March, April

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Question & Answer

The longan tree Kohala from cutting does that mean a grafted tree? From:

A cuttings does not have a different rootstock so is not a grafted tree. It is true to type or the same as the parent tree it came from like a grafted tree so you are guaranteed of getting the exact same fruit and quality known as the Kohala variety.

How long does it take for a seedling vs. a cutting to fruit? From: Maclean NSW

Seedlings will take 4-6 years to mature and fruit, but cuttings take 1-3 years. The other advantage of marcotted or air layered Longans is the size of fruit and the taste of the fruit is from a known parent tree and will be better. Seedlings however are generally much hardier and stronger when young, so may adapt better in marginal climates. #LonganKohala650 #LonganKohala649

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Longan - Kohala marcotted

Keeping alive | Kevin Dunnett - Coburg Melbourne, VIC 14-Sep-2007

Longan - Kohala marcotted

What a fantastic tree, mine is about 3 yrs old and fruiting quiet heavily in this high altitude climate, a must have fruit tree! | Chris Gueho - Atherton, QLD 15-Apr-2010
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Longan - Kohala (Marcot) (Grafted) 10/10

Henry's Edible Fruits
Update: 1780 days 8hrs

Comments: -

Very slow to establish.  Hope to see better growth this year.  Purchased from Daleys.

September 2009:  No growth activity.  Applied sulphate of potash and watered in.

October 2009:  No growth activity, and no, the plant is not dead.  Applied a handful of dynamic lifter.

November 2009:  Cannot see any growth activity.  Continued with twice weekly watering and weekly inspection for pests/diseases. 

December 2009 to January 2010:  Not much growth activity recorded. 

February 2010:  Can see some growth activity this month.  The plant has grown about 5cm taller and carries newer and bigger leaves.  

October 2012:  The plant is much bigger now and looks healthy.  The speed of growth was noticeable in late 2011 and today stands at approx 70cm tall.  Has started flowering. 

Planted: 2008

Height 1.5 Feet

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Cow manure, sulphate of potash


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Longan - Kohala (Marcot) (Cutting) 10/10

Kath's Edible Fruits
Update: 2298 days 10hrs

Comments: -

This tree is finally getting a go on, it has done nothing for the past 2 years, and has a flush of new growth and looks fabulous at last. Slow to establish and much less vigorous than a seedling. 

The first crop in 2011 was delicious and the birds ignored the fruits.

Fruiting Months April and May

Planted: 2007

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Longan - Kohala (Marcot)

Snow1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2412 days 5hrs

Comments: -

There are heaps of fruit at the moment looks like it will be a good season! Yeah

Planted: 2004

Height 2.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Autumn and Winter

Pollination: Self Pollination

Pest Control:

 


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Longan - Kohala (Marcot) (Cutting) 8/10

Magnificuss1's Edible Fruits
Update: 682 days 10hrs

Comments: -

This was a fruit I grew up with being from Borneo.

Planted: 2015

Height 1.6 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Question:

I planted this in Autumn in Melbourne this year. Statistically this winter was the coldest in 26 years of Melbournes history and yet the longan plant bought from Daleys has nearly doubled in growth.  Have another one that hasnt done much through winter but spring has brought new flush starting now and what looks like flowers. Will update soon.


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Longan - Kohala (Marcot) (Cutting) 3/10

Paulngen's Edible Fruits
Update: 2965 days 21hrs

Comments: -

2nd year planted in ground. Tree pretty tall already approx 2.5 m vertical. Not spreading. Wish it was growing sideways more and up less. Currently, there appears to be 2-3 flower spikes, but not sure as they are too high up to have a close look. Fingers crossed. If so, can't do much about protecting the fruit (I try to wrap them, especially when there is precious few). Insects seem to like the young leaves and bite many tiny holes in them. I have sprayed neem oil and this seems to control the number of bitten leaves, and encourage the growth of more new and fat leaves. Running low on neem oil can't seem to find them anywhere in the nurseries around. Won't know if I'm satisfied until I taste that fruit.

Planted: 2007

Height 2.5 metres

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Fertiliser or Organics Used: chook poo

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control:

See above. Also suspect mildew on lower leaves (black powdery). Tried mancozeb. Does not appear effective.


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Longan - Kohala (Marcot) (Grafted) 7/10

HappyEarth's Edible Fruits
Update: 2350 days 4hrs

Comments: - Fairly tough tree.  Slow Growing but healthy.  Tried to fruit 2009 but small fruit remove to encourage better growth.

Planted: 2007

Height 1.5 metres

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: No

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Compost, Dynamic lifter

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Pest Control: None

Organic Status:Organic


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Longan - Kohala (Marcot)

Robwhite1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2640 days 21hrs

Comments: -

purchased from daleys 12/2002 growing well and has a crop on it now (07/2010)


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Longan - Kohala (Marcot) 9/10

Damian's Edible Fruits
Update: 2965 days 4hrs

Comments: -

Many new shoots, altho some dies back duriing the 46degree heatwave

Planted: 2008

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1


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Longan - Kohala (Marcot)

VioletCactus1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2850 days 6hrs

Comments: -

It has not had any fruit yet at 3 years old but is doing well, nourished by rich organic compost.


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Longan - Kohala (Marcot)

MNash1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2569 days 8hrs

Comments: -

Just planted, Getting sun damage, Need shade cloth

Update: New groth this spring, Under shade cloth. I will let it grow up and out of the staked shade cloth wrap.

Planted: 2010

Growing: In the Ground

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

When I Fertilise: Winter and Spring

Pest Control:

none


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Longan - Kohala (Marcot)

Tony's Edible Fruits
Update: 2504 days 18hrs

Comments: -

Longan been a favourite. Sweet,  pulp crunch and mildly fragrant

Fruiting Months December

Planted: 2009

Height 0.3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Spring

Organic Status:Organic

Question:

Why my Longan plant not thriving. Leaves are yellowing and not sprouting any new shoots at all. Seems like in the state of suspension for one whole year and wondering if it is dying.


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Comments

MaryT says... [2487 days 11hrs ago]
It is a bit fussy, the Logan - it looks like you have it in too much sun, I'm surprised it is still alive. I have mine in a pot under my jacaranda tree and it is doing very well, though I bought it as a seedling not so long ago.

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Longan - Kohala (Marcot) (Cutting)

Daisyetta's Edible Fruits
Update: 2213 days 5hrs

Comments: -

I thought the frost had killed it last year, but it regrew from very low on the stem. Lost all leaves in winter, waiting to see what happens this year.

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Longan - Kohala (Marcot) (Cutting)

VF1's Edible Fruits
Update: 1834 days 12hrs

Comments: -

I love fresh Longan fruit (usually a bit old and tatty at shops).  I'm not familiar with varieties, but Kohala sounded nice enough so I went with it. Was planted early Feb. this year ('12), and has taken 2 1/2 months to finally start growing - beautifully coloured, and new flushes growing rapidly.  Has been planted in path of water run-off, but is in a mound on a slope, and seems quite happy.

Spring '12: after initial slow start, has now doubled its' size, and at present appears to be developing flower buds. Too young to allow to fruit yet though.

Planted: 2012

Height 50 Centimetres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Citrus feed and seasol

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Pest Control:

Nil required yet.


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Longan - Kohala (Marcot)

BobbyB's Edible Fruits
Update: 2977 days 8hrs

Comments: -

like subtle lychee but dependable


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Longan - Kohala (Marcot)

Chris4's Edible Fruits
Update: 2750 days 24hrs

Comments: -

 Flowered well, but few fruit set spring 09.

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Longan - Kohala (Marcot)

Fred1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2767 days 4hrs

Comments: -

Euphoria longana Longan Kohala Cultivar

Purchased this tree this morning - have yet to plant it, but it is raining at the moment, so to be done later - have had 52mm since 6 am yesterday

Height 0.2 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1


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