Common Name: Longan
Botanical Name: Dimocarpus longana
Origin: India and southeast Asia
Avg. Height x Width: 25' x 25'
Varieties: Biew Kieuw, Dagelman, Diamond River, Kohala and Sri Chompoo
Season: Late July to September, according to variety
Damage Temp: 24 - 28 F
The longan is a very close relative of the lychee. The fruit are typically the size of a quarter, and they have a brown leathery shell that contains what looks like a peeled grape with a single seed. The fruit are sweet, with a pleasant aroma, and they taste like a nutty grape.