LONGAN - KOHALA SEEDLING
A close relative to the Lychee tree but much larger, stronger and more cold tolerant. The fruit is deliciously sweet. Seed selected from the superior Kohala variety. Even though not true to type the benefits include a vigorous tree making it more suitable for marginal climates. Cincturing at about 3-4 years of age can force earlier fruiting than normally expected from seedling trees.
Plant Information or Specifications
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)
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)
Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree?
No (Full Size)
Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest
Sun or Shade
Preferred Soil Type
February, March, April
Question & Answer
Hi mate, what is the height of this tree? I live near the city in Sydney...would this plant survive and would there be any harvest? Thanks From:
Under item specifications it says that the plant will grow 6-9 meters. It is sensitive to frosts and suits a subtropical climate so depending on where you live in Sydney it may be suitable.
I'm in south Australia. Just wondering how talll are your longan trees that you send out ? Also , do I need to buy two at the moment so they cross pollinate? In addition , would they do OK in a big pot , instead of into the ground ?Thankyou From:
Longans are sensitive to frosts so you need to take this into consideration however they are more frost hardy than a lychee which are very sensitive so a better option for South Australia. Please refer to the picture for an example of the size of the plant you receive. You do not need to buy 2 as they don't require cross pollination. This one isn't recommended for a pot but you are more than welcome to try perhaps a large one that can be moved into a protective position in case you get some big frosts.
Hi. I live at Revesby New South Wales which is South West of Sydney. I love Longan fruit and want to grow a Longan tree in my backyard. Do you know what variety is best to suit our climate and also if you have one available for purchase. Thank you and eagerly awaiting your reply:) From: Revesby NSW
Longan are as subtropical / tropical fruit tree, but I think it should still fruit in Sydney if you want a grafted variety you can't go past a Kohala. Other option is a seedling Kohala which is 1/2 the price and generally hardier in marginal climates, but will take longer to fruit. 4-6yrs
What is the average length of time before fruiting. From:
Hard to say but perhaps 3-5 years before it starts fruiting. Grafted varieties are much quicker but cost more however they may not be as hardy in some cases.
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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Amanda19's Edible Fruits
Update: 2644 days 22hrs
Just planted (Aug09)
Nov 2010: now in a 35L tree bag in the shade house and happy for the first time ever. It's too harsh fo it here without shade.
Height 1 metres
Growing: In a Pot
Sun/Shade: Low Sun
Pollination: Self Pollination
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