Common Name : Longan
Botanical Name : Dimocarpus longan Lour
Longan also known a "Dragon Eye".
The longan is native to southern China, in the provinces of
Kwangtung, Kwangsi, Schezwan and Fukien in China.
The longan tree can reach to a height of 9-12
m and 14 m in width, with rough-barked trunk to 76.2 cm thick
and long, spreading, slightly drooping, heavily foliaged branches.
Longan trees are planted in rows.
Longan fruits are seasonal, usually fruit in
Longans are much eaten fresh,out-of-hand, it
taste sweet, juicy and has it own longan flavor, canned or dried.
The canned logan are used in dessert and dried longan are used
in soup. In China, the majority are canned in sirup or dried.
The canned fruits were regularly shipped from
Shanghai to the United States in the past. Today, they are exported
from Hong Kong and Taiwan.
Store in fridge and eaten when cold will
taste better. Can be store up to 4 days.