Characteristics of Pingpong and Crystal Longan Trees

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:

Tanaman Kelengkeng Pingpong
Pingpong Longan Trees. Photo by: Wahid Priyono (tipspetani.com)
  • 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. Related post: Ciri/Karakteristik Kelengkeng Diamond River.

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