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Tropical Fruit => Tropical Fruit Discussion => Topic started by: Tuantropical on March 11, 2018, 10:50:41 PM

Title: Greenhouse Longan Bloom
Post by: Tuantropical on March 11, 2018, 10:50:41 PM
It's only March, but my Longan already started to grow flowers. Hope more fruits will set this year.
(https://s14.postimg.cc/w7qnmw4a5/Longan_Bloom.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/w7qnmw4a5/)

(https://s14.postimg.cc/r9358e325/Longgan.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/image/r9358e325/)
Title: Re: Greenhouse Longan Bloom
Post by: hellosf on March 11, 2018, 11:24:29 PM
Your trees look very healthy! I have trouble with my tropical plants in pots.
Title: Re: Greenhouse Longan Bloom
Post by: Tuantropical on March 11, 2018, 11:29:52 PM
Thanks.
I put it in ground last year, and it grew double in size since then.
Title: Re: Greenhouse Longan Bloom
Post by: knlim000 on March 12, 2018, 07:59:53 AM
is it started from seeds?  very nice.

Mine is from seed, about 10yrs now and no fruit yet.  It's outside unprotected.  I just cut the bottom of the pot out last year.  Hopefully, the roots extend out and gophers don't eat them.
Title: Re: Greenhouse Longan Bloom
Post by: sildanani on March 12, 2018, 02:42:50 PM
Good for you! :) Itís awesome to see success from northern growers. I have some questions for you..
How long has it been growing? What nursery is it from? What variety? And lastly seeing that youíre in Virginia, what mail order sites do you use?
Thanks!
Title: Re: Greenhouse Longan Bloom
Post by: Tuantropical on March 12, 2018, 05:12:11 PM
I had this Longan 3 years ago as a gift from friend. He bought from Toptropical.com. It didn't a tag when I received it. Therefore, I have no idea which variety it is. I had it in 25 gallons pot for 2 years, and then put in ground last year because it seems to outgrew the pot. It produced fruits for the last 3 years, but this year it has more flowers.
The fruit is not very big, and the seed is small as well. Very tasty.

Thanks
Title: Re: Greenhouse Longan Bloom
Post by: sildanani on March 14, 2018, 11:49:21 AM
I had this Longan 3 years ago as a gift from friend. He bought from Toptropical.com. It didn't a tag when I received it. Therefore, I have no idea which variety it is. I had it in 25 gallons pot for 2 years, and then put in ground last year because it seems to outgrew the pot. It produced fruits for the last 3 years, but this year it has more flowers.
The fruit is not very big, and the seed is small as well. Very tasty.

Thanks
Ah, okay. I've been looking at some of their longan cultivars on their site for some time now. I'd like to order from Top Tropicals, but I've heard many comments regarding poor labeling on their end. But its good to hear that the fruit quality is good from your tree! Maybe the fruits will get bigger over time, or if you thin them more.