The Longan Fruit exotic fruit of the longan tree also known as dragon eye, sweet, musky flavor. Air layered or grafted trees begin producing fruit in two to three years. Longan trees thrive in warm climates. Plant the longan trees in the sunniest, highest, and driest part of the garden, as they require well-drained soil. Even a few days of waterlogged soil can kill longan trees. In acontainer garden, the trees grow 7 to 10 feet tall, while trees in the yard grow 15 to 25 feet tall.
About the size of a ping pong ball, this fruit comes from a subtropical tree which is native to the southern portion of China and Burma. Reaching up to 40 feet in height, it grows as wide as it does tall. A fully mature Dimocarpus longan tree can produce a massive crop of up to 500 lbs.
Since each piece only weighs around 4 grams (0.14 oz.), that means up to 50,000 fruits per year, per tree. In scientific circles, it’s also called Euphoria longan Lour. and Dimocarpus longan Lour. For the layman, misspellings of it are common including logan and lonan. Longan Fruit Plants in Kerala is also availabe now.