4 Varieties of High Quality Longan Seeds

Longan farming is quite popular among those interested in farming or general agriculture world. First thing first, you have to make sure you get high quality seeds for future longan trees.

High quality longan seeds usually come from artificial vegetative reproduction which is stem transplant. It’s actually not recommended to farm longans from actual seeds because it’s not efficient in time and productivity level.

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Bangkok Longan Tree. Photo by: http://toko.tipspetani.com

High quality longan seeds can come from several varieties of transplanted Bangkok longans. You can simply buy them for your local agricultural shops. You can communicate with your seller about many varieties of longan trees and get whichever you want. Make sure to know the basic characteristics of high quality longan varieties. Here are some of them:

  1. Ping Pong Longan

This variety has very unique leaf shape with long, quite elastic stems and branches that can be easily modified how you want it. These are its characteristics:

  • Oval-shaped leaves 4 cm wide and 10-11 cm long
  • Curved leaf edges
  • Slither-y, elastic stems
  • Fruits in the size of a pingpong ball with big seeds, thin meat and skin, fresh aroma
  • Starts bearing fruit after 9-12 months since first planting
  • Harvest productivity can reach 1 kg per tree from trees aged 7-10 months
  1. Crystal Longan

Characteristics:

  • Droopy stems and branches, curved down usually due to gravity
  • Thin long leaves, around 19-23 cm in length and 5-6 cm in width, usually light green in color
  • The fruit has thick meat, about 4-5 cm
  • Thick skin
  • The fruit is tasty with unique scent to it
  • Harvest productivity can reach up to 35-50 kg per tree from trees aged 3 year and up. The older, the more productive they get.
  1. Durian Aromatic Longan

Characteristics:

  • Straight, stiff leaves, dark green in color
  • Strong and sturdy stems and branches
  • Thick meat, small seed, white, thin skin for fruits
  • Starts bearing fruit around 8-12 months old
  • Harvest productivity around 3-4 kg per tree aged 1.5 years old and up
  1. Diamond River Longan

This variety comes from China and is farmed a lot in Malaysia and Indonesia. Characteristics:

  • Bright green leaves, 10 cm in length and 3-4 cm in width
  • Wavy leaf edges
  • Easily split branches
  • Juicy, aromatic, sweet meat for fruits
  • Thin fruit skin
  • Starts bearing fruit around 8-12 months old
  • Harvest productivity around 10-20 kg per tree aged 2 years old. Related post: Ciri/Karakteristik Kelengkeng Aroma Durian Secara Morfologis.

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