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Longan fruited

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tecko starts with ...
My Daley bought longan tree fruited this year, just a handful fruits (about 15-20). Quite sweet though. Main nutrition it got would have been water and sunlight, plus a handful of superphosphate.
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28th March 2011 5:16pm
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amanda says...
Nice one tecko! That's encouraging news :) How long has it been in the ground?
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28th March 2011 7:27pm
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MaryT says...
Wow it looks fantastic tecko. Which variety is it and was it grafted or a seedling (I bought a seedling)?
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28th March 2011 7:28pm
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John Mc says...
Ive had a seedling in the ground for 5 years with nothing to show so far. Its over my head in height with very few branches.
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tecko says...
It's a Kohala "marcotted" from Daleys. On the ground for about one and a half years now. I gave it a good hosing of water daily, usu. directly into the ground. Also, where it is planted, it receives about 8 hours of sunlight every day.
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Peter says...
Tecko and all,
how do you fertilise it? My marcotted Biew Keow Longan is also 1.5yrs in the ground (windprotected with shadecloth)but there was only one flush of leaves and some flowerstems so far...
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29th March 2011 6:46pm
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tecko says...
During early spring, I empptied a bag of sheep manure around the tree. Also, occasionally when I gutted any market bought fish, I would pour the blood
filled water into the ground where the tree is standing. (Suppose there's some nutrients in there as well.)In hot summer months, I gave it lots of water.
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MaryT says...
Ah, for a supply of sheep poo and fish blood...
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tecko says...
Just a pictorial update here. 2 pictures of my Kohala longan tree. One - circa Jan 2012, the other Mar 2012.
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Mike says...
tecko it looks like you'll be getting more fruit each season now.Marcots are the best way and you could marcot your ones now.They like soil a bit acid and handle dry conditions well.My favourite type is biew keow.They get as big as mangoes and that bottlebrush/paperbark in the neighbours yard could volunteer some mulch.
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MaryT says...
Longans the size of mangoes, mangosteens the size of apples and mangoes over a kilo - Mike, you live in Paradise.
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Nick says...
Wow, are you serious that they get that big?
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Mike says...
Mary, just the longan tree not the fruit.Maybe small apples and I think it was David in Briz who had the 1.4kg mango.It is not quite paradise.
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David says...
Mike you are quite right , i took a photo so that if i had to prove it i could im holding the Keitt mango in my hand, ill upload the photo if i can find it
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Mike says...
David, I'm off to Rusty's now and will report anything out of the ordinary.There is a chill in the air this morning (22c) so the season is changing.Soon as it goes below 20c everyone dresses up like shackleton.The next hour will be the closest I get to frolicking through a bounty of giant fruit.
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MaryT says...
Love to see the 1.4 kg mango, David, though I have to say I used to love those tiny ones (size of monkey banana) with seeds as thin as, well not paper but cardboard?
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David says...
Good luck Mike, Mary i used to see a gentleman in Sunnybank as part of my job, he had a Keitt mango tree in his back yard without as lie the mangoes were football size, he said that the tree came from a nursery up Rockhampton way many years ago when he was stationed there, he was in the banking trade now long since retired. He said the trick to getting really big mangoes is to feed them lots of water right from when they formed, so as not to split the skin with sudden bursts of water, a constant trickle you might say .Anyway i happened to be at his place at the right time one year ,the tree itself would have been no more than 3mtres high, but maybee 4mtres wide, and covered with at least twenty football sized fruit, i dont know how the tree didnt split in half.When i think back id almost think this tree was a mutant of Keitt somehow.
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MaryT says...
Football size mangoes, David - now I would really like a picture of that tree. Sorry tecko; this all started when we thought Mike said the longans get as big as mangoes when he meant the trees not the fruit.
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David says...
Mary i know what your thinking this sounds to unbeleiveable but its true, some of the fruit used to split beacause of the size, and didnt taste all that great either i suspect that the amount of water pumped into the fruit somehow diluted the flavour All is well with the world anyway hope your world is good this morning Mary, all for now off to work, bye.
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MaryT says...
Have a good day, David. Mike, "not quite paradise" sounds good enough. tecko good on you for getting fruit on your trees; mine are seedlings, taller than me now but like John Mc said may not fruit for ten year.
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amanda says...
Good work tecko! Mine hasn't done anything in it's 4 or 5yrs yet...maybe soon. I notice that the huge longon tree in town has only carried fruit on it's north side...

It did flower all over so I am guessing the strong prevailing winds may have messed up pollination on the other sides....
might be something to keep in mind when planting longons perhaps...
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Michael D says...
My mother is demolishing her house.She has a 4 year old 2 metre tall longan tree currently in fruit. Does this tree have a chance to grow if I dig it up now in summer and replant it at my place?
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Bangkok says...
Sure it has, if you prepare it well.

Start cutting the rootball piece by piece, every month or other month you cut it a bit further.

When it's time to move the rootball should be cut all around so you can lift it out.

If you want to do it straight away you can cut/prune the tree a lot and move it...water it much and cover it for a while...It's just a matter of not letting it dry out and there are many ways to achieve that.
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