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LONGAN - KOHALA SEEDLING

Botanical Name: Dimocarpus longan
Description

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.

Other Names: Dragon Eye Fruit
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$21.90 2 Seedling Small

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Plant Information or Specifications

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Preferred Climate

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

5-10m

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

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

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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Longan - Kohala Seedling (Seedling) 6/10

Tass1Trees's Edible Fruits
Update: 3043 days 23hrs

Comments: -

Planted in ground after 3 years in pot. Its been in the ground now for 3 years and its been fruiting for last 2 years..

Fruiting Months February

Planted: 2006

Height 2 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Fruit Harvest: 1 kilograms per Year

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

After Fruiting

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: mxd

When I Fertilise: When Fruiting

Pest Control:

none

Organic Status:Partially Organic


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Longan - Kohala Seedling

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Update: 3049 days 7hrs

Comments: -

A diffiult start, but now growing fine. It copes well during the Warners Bay winter

Pollination: No


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Longan - Kohala Seedling (Seedling)

Mish's Edible Fruits
Update: 2894 days 5hrs

Comments: -

Perhaps a tie with my Pomegranate in relation to being my favourite fruit tree.

Has some sun damage on the lower leaves and some new growth sprouting out the top.

I have sprayed all my fruit trees with 'Drought shield' from Yates, and it is working really well to protect new growth and keep moisture in the plant on very hot days. I would recommed this product to others.

Planted: 2010

Height 0.6 metres

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Seafeed - Dynamic Lifter 'fruit

Pest Control:

Eco - oil

Drought Shield

Organic Status:Organic


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Longan - Kohala Seedling (Seedling) 9/10

Peap330's Edible Fruits
Update: 3048 days 22hrs

Comments: -

going well in the colder weather but got knocked about in the full sun in summer. The goat enjoyed trimming it too.

Planted: 2008

Height 0.7 metres

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Shade

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: Spring

Organic Status:Organic


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Longan - Kohala Seedling

Cam's Edible Fruits
Update: 2585 days 20hrs

Comments: -

Longan is one of my favourite fruits. I am not sure how well it will cope in Melbourne's weather but definetly worth a try. I will be planting it against the north facing fence for maximum heat and sunlight.



Planted: 2010

Height 50 Centimetres

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Longan - Kohala Seedling (Seedling) 7/10

Jonathan8's Edible Fruits
Update: 2484 days 4hrs

Comments: -

This tree had a bad start. It lost most of its leaves in summer and turned brown. Now that the weather has cooled down, it is bursting with new growth. I am so happy it is finally establishing.

Planted: 2010

Growing: In a Pot

Qty: 1

When I Fertilise: Spring


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Longan - Kohala Seedling (Seedling) 8/10

Ahimsa Cottage's Edible Fruits
Update: 1874 days 22hrs

Comments: -

I was interested to plant a logan after tasting one at a farmers market.

Planted: 2011

Height 1 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 1 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Water Given in: Spring

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: compost

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control:

I haven't had use anything yet but it hasn't started fruiting yet either.

Question:

I was a bit concerned that my tree appeared to be dormiant but after reading the other gardening entries i have realised that others have experienced similar periods of non growth. This morning i have noticed new shoot so i am encouraged that the spring will bring on new growth as long as i can keep the water up to it.


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Longan - Kohala Seedling (Grafted)

DellaDee1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2754 days 5hrs

Comments: - Probably too cold, even tough it was in an unheated poly house.  I may try again

Pollination: Self Pollination


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robwhite1 says... [2722 days 23hrs ago]
if you can grow citrus ok you should be able to fruit longan regards rob
amanda19 says... [2704 days 19hrs ago]
Canned longon is so good that I wonder if it's worth growing the tree if it's difficult?

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Longan - Kohala Seedling (Seedling)

Amanda19's Edible Fruits
Update: 2578 days 22hrs

Comments: -

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.

Planted: 2009

Height 1 metres

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Longan - Kohala Seedling (Seedling) 7/10

Nelly1's Edible Fruits
Update: 1010 days 9hrs

Comments: - Didn't survive the fires

Survived a couple of heavy frosts & is still growing

Planted: 2009

Height 3 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Winter

Pollination: Self Pollination

Fertiliser or Organics Used: blood

When I Fertilise: Spring

Pest Control:

No problems yet

Organic Status:Organic


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Longan - Kohala Seedling (Seedling) 8/10

Carla1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2944 days 8hrs

Comments: -

small fruit developing Nov09. A very hardy tree needing not much maint/fert/water

Planted: 1997

Height 4 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

First Fruited: 2000 Years from purchase in pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Yearly

Pest Control:

so far no pests

Organic Status:Organic


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Longan - Kohala Seedling (Seedling)

Daisyetta's Edible Fruits
Update: 2297 days 6hrs

Comments: -

Lost its leaves in winter. Waiting to see what it does now.

Planted: 2010

Height 0.5 metres

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination


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Longan - Kohala Seedling (Seedling) 8/10

JasonRutkowski1's Edible Fruits
Update: 3048 days 6hrs

Comments: -

will fruit this year - needs protection from wildlife

Planted: 2007

Height 2 metres

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Water Given in: Summer

Pollination: No

Pest Control:

is fenced off

Organic Status:Organic


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Longan - Kohala Seedling 10/10

PhilippafromDerbyWA1's Edible Fruits
Update: 2300 days 0hrs

Comments: -

An exotic from Daleys planted last year and thriving. Again in the dappled sun on a slope in the orchard. It had a slight setback when we burnt off a pile of dead branches etc. near it {same as the Wampi} and the leaves were burnt. That was so upsetting however they have all bounced back beautifully. Thank God!! Looking forward to watching and caring for this plant. in the years to come.

Planted: 2010

Growing: In the Ground

Qty: 1

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: Yearly


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Longan - Kohala Seedling (Seedling) 1/10

Anne2's Edible Fruits
Update: 1510 days 0hrs

Comments: -

I love to taste the fruit of this Longan.

Planted: 2013

Growing: In a Pot

Sun/Shade: Medium Sun

Pollination: Self Pollination

When I Fertilise: Spring


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Harvest's Edible Fruits
Update: 3049 days 1hrs

Comments: -

In acclimatisation phase, will plant W/E 15Aug09

Sun/Shade: Full Sun

Fertiliser or Organics Used: Organic manures initially


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Update: 2212 days 3hrs


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