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Tropical Fruit => Tropical Fruit Discussion => Topic started by: palologrower on September 30, 2019, 01:02:48 PM

Title: Red longan
Post by: palologrower on September 30, 2019, 01:02:48 PM
Any taxonomic work on red longan?  This canít be part of dimocarpus longan.  Subspecies at the least?
Either way, I like it!
(https://i.postimg.cc/bsZKnDcD/A9-D424-C7-7353-42-BB-83-A1-3221343-FF102.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/bsZKnDcD)
Title: Re: Red longan
Post by: Reafs on September 30, 2019, 06:35:27 PM
Any taxonomic work on red longan?  This canít be part of dimocarpus longan.  Subspecies at the least?
Either way, I like it!
(https://i.postimg.cc/bsZKnDcD/A9-D424-C7-7353-42-BB-83-A1-3221343-FF102.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/bsZKnDcD)

It will definitely great if it could have its own taxonomy, I never found some in any books or on internet.
there is a lack of information on Ruby Longan.

You will perhaps be able to answer a question that many asked on this forum. Does Ruby Longan seed produce Ruby Longan Tree? My contacts in South East Asia always said 'NO'

Mine is a grafted tree, I hope to have fruit Next year, I will be able to contribute too.
Title: Re: Red longan
Post by: palologrower on September 30, 2019, 10:44:05 PM
To verify, this is not the red ruby that everyone goes bonkers over online.  It's probably a older/original variety/species of it.  It has red coloration, but nothign like the full red you see in the ruby red.
Title: Re: Red longan
Post by: northshorefruit on January 27, 2021, 01:18:31 AM
Hi gang, Here's a photo of a red longan I'm growing from seed.  Perhaps not the ruby red as well, although maybe a bit early to tell.  The seedling is about 14 months old. 

Reaf's, how is your grafted tree growing?  Any photos you can share? 

(https://i.postimg.cc/bsh2MwhD/E9819-C0-A-464-F-463-B-BFD1-D7-C147-D4-B754.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/bsh2MwhD)
Title: Re: Red longan
Post by: Reafs on January 27, 2021, 02:32:54 PM
Hi gang, Here's a photo of a red longan I'm growing from seed.  Perhaps not the ruby red as well, although maybe a bit early to tell.  The seedling is about 14 months old. 

Reaf's, how is your grafted tree growing?  Any photos you can share? 

(https://i.postimg.cc/bsh2MwhD/E9819-C0-A-464-F-463-B-BFD1-D7-C147-D4-B754.jpg) (https://postimg.cc/bsh2MwhD)

I killed it when I repotted it. I did it too early, I should have waited more... I have two others grafted on their way to me
Title: Re: Red longan
Post by: northshorefruit on January 29, 2021, 11:17:01 AM
RIP Red Longan.  Sorry to hear it Reafs.  I can relate to losing plants now and again.  Glad you found two more grafted trees.  I'm interested in more Red Longan too.  Can you point me to where I may find grafted trees?  Thank you. 
Title: Re: Red longan
Post by: ben mango on January 30, 2021, 12:16:14 AM
is that the one that frankie has? i remember him having a special variety but i think it has a special name and wasnt just a red longan?. the flavor was even better than a regular longan. he had a younger tree planted near his shade tent that i tried from
Title: Re: Red longan
Post by: northshorefruit on January 30, 2021, 01:25:42 AM
Iím not familiar with Frankie or that particular tree.  But Iíd love to see a photo or two. 
Title: Re: Red longan
Post by: druss on January 31, 2021, 04:22:22 AM
Do the original ruby longan have red fruit.
Title: Re: Red longan
Post by: northshorefruit on January 31, 2021, 12:58:42 PM
I'm not sure.  I'll post photos once my unknown varietal of 'Red Longan' eventually fruits.  Fingers crossed! 
Title: Re: Red longan
Post by: sc4001992 on November 25, 2021, 04:02:07 AM
Anyone have updates on their Ruby Longan plants?
Title: Re: Red longan
Post by: spaugh on November 25, 2021, 12:12:29 PM
I had one ordered from overseas.  The USDA showed up at my house to confiscate it!
Title: Re: Red longan
Post by: Muni on November 25, 2021, 06:23:36 PM
You know, there is only the present time. So, if you were looking into moving to another country, why not start the process now? Perhaps you'll find a place more in alignment with your preference in the South Americas and life will go on as it needs to, just in a way that you enjoy more. There is no usda in Costa Rica.
Title: Re: Red longan
Post by: spaugh on November 25, 2021, 06:40:53 PM
Huh?  Leave the USA because they came for my red longan?  No thanks!

Title: Re: Red longan
Post by: Muni on November 25, 2021, 07:30:56 PM
Just an idea of what is possible.
Title: Re: Red longan
Post by: spaugh on November 25, 2021, 07:49:45 PM
Ive never been to costa rica but my understanding is they are another covid authoratarian nanny state making people take experimental drugs and wear face diapers.  Not exactly a beacon of freedom and liberty.  Just saying. 
Title: Re: Red longan
Post by: Muni on November 25, 2021, 08:05:50 PM
Again, just an option. Things can be better than we can imagine if we allow our selves to be open to all the possibilities that we don't know.
Title: Re: Red longan
Post by: spaugh on November 25, 2021, 08:48:40 PM
Thats true and I understand your comment and appreciate the point you are making honestly.  Not sure costa rica is the answer but your point is well taken.  Its always smart to keep an open mind and consider all your options. 

The US federal .gov says we shouldnt go to costa rica.  Go figure...
https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/costa-rica-travel-advisory.html (https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/traveladvisories/traveladvisories/costa-rica-travel-advisory.html)




Title: Re: Red longan
Post by: sunny on November 28, 2021, 02:22:00 PM
I also bought a grafted red longan and got it to fruit...they were normal size, red and tasted like a normal longan, nothing special.
I don't know if there's a really better red variety around, maybe it's just a hype. In Indonesia they paid high prices for those red tree's..
Title: Re: Red longan
Post by: Saone on November 30, 2021, 07:33:37 AM
You can buy them for like 10 dollars a grafted tree in vietnam. tons of sellers. Never seen them in person but have seen the trees for sale. Lots of shippers back and forth from the states. Might try and ask an importer for some. they might be able to get it by customs