Has anyone made a cocktail longan? Summer? Could what still be done? It's funny that you mention that your Kohala is not growing as fast as the Diamond River. Attempts at grafting/top working? ", Login with username, password and session length. [1] X Research source Your reasons for pruning will influence when you prune as well. There's a problem with certain types of longans being incompatible with other types. I have never done any grafting but it could be a project. Step 3. You can prune the longan tree after harvest to control its height and spread. Newer Post Older Post Home. I have seen a lot of longans already flowering. Pruning a Longan Tree at Wednesday, April 11, 2012. And the growth is long and full. Step 4. Cut down on the water during the winter, just before the tree blossoms in the spring, and before harvesting the fruit in the late summer, give organic fertilizer to the tree. As trees mature, most of the pruning is done to control tree size (height and width), and to maintain production of the lower tree canopy and light on all sides of the canopy. How to Care for a Longan Tree. Step 1. Has the tree been pruned recently? I'm afraid its going to get huge. Could be a future project. Tropical Fruit Forum - International Tropical Fruit Growers, Quote from: natsgarden123 on February 07, 2013, 08:43:32 AM, Quote from: bsbullie on February 07, 2013, 08:58:22 AM, http://www.fshs.org/Proceedings/Password%20Protected/2006%20v.%20119/FSHS%20119/p.004-6.pdf, Quote from: pj1881 (Patrick) on February 07, 2013, 09:59:59 AM, http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/load/tropicalfruits/msg061649481970.html. I would be a lot more worried about that one getting out of control than the much smaller Diamond River. longans are usually propagated by airlayer. I don't remember my Kohala growing this fast and I don't think I ever pruned it. If it's flushing new growth now it probably won't flower this year. Pruning Mature Longan Tree. Where it can be found the complete sun The soil should be dry and slightly acid. "All discussion content within the forum reflects the views of individual participants only and do not necessarily represent the views held by the Tropical Fruit Forum as an organization. No comments: Post a Comment. Pruning Mature Longan Tree You can prune the longan tree after harvest to control its height and spread. BTW, i like the fruits of DR. Right now- its spouted a whole bunch of new growth. Probably tropical longans like DR and Ping Pong are going to be incompatible with sub tropical types like Kohala. The Internet's Finest Tropical Fruit Discussion Forum! Step 5. Before you begin, you want to consider what you are trying to achieve and set your goals. Dont trim it yet, wait to see if it flowers.You may get fruit in june or july. The Kohala trees can get monstrously large. yes longans are fine to prune.... i have evn stumped one with a 150 mm  6 inch dbh and it sputed back readily so you can keep it to a stature where its easy to coverwith bird netting. Are you trying to shape a tree for shade or height? Longans should be fruiting more in the late July to August time frame. The longan tree (Dimocarpus longan) produces an exotic round to oval fruit with a tan rind, one shiny seed and musky white flesh. Think about why you want to prune. Labels: video. Labels. I planted a Diamond River Longan last year. Either way,Ill be pruning this now or later. You can prune it. Step 2. Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom) Follow by Email. Now? It's possible but not probable. You can try anything just be prepared for failure but ecstatic if it works. A mature tree can be pruned during and immediately after fruit harvest to control its size, making a lower tree canopy. Trees more than about 10 to 15 ft high (3 - 4.5 m) and 15 to 30 ft (4.5 - 9 m) wide are difficult to care. Trees more than about 10 to 15 ft high (3... A mature tree can be pruned during and immediately after fruit harvest to control its size, making a … Its been a bit cooler. I think they're definitely worth growing as they are much more consistent fruiting in warm areas than other longans. I am going to wait a bit and see of the tree blooms before pruning. I figured, if I wasn't crazy about the fruit  ( hope we do) , then I could topwork the tree? Can I prune it? It is a very upright and giant tree. The PB fruit society has a grafting class which I am planning on attending. Place the tree at least 20 feet away from buildings. It has been growing very well- too well. Grow the longan tree in full sun in the warmest, driest area of the garden. Thanks for the input. If it is flushing now I would doubt it would be pushing flowers this season.