Lychee’s “Little Brother”
Here’s why you need to get a Longan:
- Lush, wide canopied tree with thick green leaves
- Highly productive fruit tree
- Delicious fruit, similar to Lychees
- Hardy subtropical tree can withstand temperature drops to 25F
Longan: The Tree with the Dragon’s Eyes
Rising skyward, the ancient Longan Tree is a thing of beauty. Originating in Southeast Asia, its thick branches stretch high and wide, hoisting countless green leaves that create its impressive canopy. Reaching heights of 40 feet, it makes a great specimen or shade tree and is the perfect center piece for your yard. Complementing the deep green color of its leathery leaves is the Longan Fruit itself. Hanging in heavy clusters, the reddish brown fruit are perfectly round and when shelled said to resemble the eyes of a dragon.
He’s not Lychee, He’s my Brother
If you enjoy the sweet, candy-like taste of the Lychee, you’ll love the Longan fruit. Similar in size and appearance to the Lychee, it’s been nicknamed ‘Lychee’s Little Brother’. But the Longan has a sweet fruit flavor all its own. Its whitish, almost translucent flesh has an unparalleled sweetness with a hint of musk. The fruit is nearly perfectly spherical, somewhat larger than a grape and has been compared in taste to a mango. Its incredible flavor lends itself well to use in desserts, candies, marmalades-even soups. But the best way to enjoy the Longan is right off the tree, fresh out of the easy-to-remove shell.
One bite of a Longan and you’ll be glad this tree is such a reliable and heavy producer. Don’t delay. Get your Longan Tree today.