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andy2023

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longan care instructions
« on: September 10, 2023, 08:07:31 PM »
For some reason, my longan is not fruiting this year.  It's a 20+ tree (7 feet tall).  Do you have any resources that have instructions to care for longan? I'm in Southern California

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Re: longan care instructions
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2023, 09:21:47 AM »
I am in Florida and have several types of longans.
I have 2 kohalas and this year they were both loaded with fruit.
Last year they both didn't fruit. I have a fortune eye that fruits every year.
I am not sure why the kohala trees seem to fruit every other year?
My trees are easy to care for in Florida I throw some organic cricket frass
under the canopy every month and they are very dark green. They are low
maintenance trees

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Re: longan care instructions
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2023, 09:22:33 PM »
I'm in CA and I don't know what variety of my longan is.  I can take pic of my longan for you if you can tell the variety from just looking at tree.

My questions are

  • do you trim your longan every year?
  • How often do you water?
  • what do you use for fertilizer?
 

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Re: longan care instructions
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2023, 10:05:22 PM »
I don't trim my longan trees. When I cut a panicle of fruit I cut 6 inches or so of the branch above the fruit
I have drip water but not sure how much it helps I only have one sprayer under the tree and the trees are
10' x 15'. I get cricket frass which is insect manure with chitin and throw several large scoops around
the trees every month for fertilizer. As I said I am in humid Florida with the rainy season. CA is completely
different. I'll take a picture tomorrow of one of my trees. The organic fertilizer I am using seems very effective.
I notice after using it for a couple years allot of my trees are very dark green. Especially the longans and
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Re: longan care instructions
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2023, 05:30:38 PM »
I think I know why my longan does not fruit this year. It's because I watered it every week.  I just did some research and people said only water when it starts to flower.  Otherwise no water.  This will encourage it to flower. 
« Last Edit: September 12, 2023, 07:44:05 PM by andy2023 »

 

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