There's a problem with certain types of longans being incompatible with other types. [1] X Research source Your reasons for pruning will influence when you prune as well. 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. Labels: video. Attempts at grafting/top working? It's possible but not probable. Are you trying to shape a tree for shade or height? I don't remember my Kohala growing this fast and I don't think I ever pruned it. No comments: Post a Comment. 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 … The PB fruit society has a grafting class which I am planning on attending. It is a very upright and giant tree. How to Care for a Longan Tree. Can I prune it? Newer Post Older Post Home. You can try anything just be prepared for failure but ecstatic if it works. longans are usually propagated by airlayer. And the growth is long and full. Place the tree at least 20 feet away from buildings. Could what still be done? It has been growing very well- too well. Where it can be found the complete sun The soil should be dry and slightly acid. Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom) Follow by Email. 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. I planted a Diamond River Longan last year. Longans should be fruiting more in the late July to August time frame. I am going to wait a bit and see of the tree blooms before pruning. Right now- its spouted a whole bunch of new growth. I have seen a lot of longans already flowering. Dont trim it yet, wait to see if it flowers.You may get fruit in june or july. Could be a future project. 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. You can prune the longan tree after harvest to control its height and spread. Pruning Mature Longan Tree You can prune the longan tree after harvest to control its height and spread. Either way,Ill be pruning this now or later. Has the tree been pruned recently? Pruning Mature Longan Tree. Summer? I figured, if I wasn't crazy about the fruit  ( hope we do) , then I could topwork the tree? 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. It's funny that you mention that your Kohala is not growing as fast as the Diamond River. Think about why you want to prune. Now? I think they're definitely worth growing as they are much more consistent fruiting in warm areas than other longans. Has anyone made a cocktail longan? I'm afraid its going to get huge. If it's flushing new growth now it probably won't flower this year. "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. BTW, i like the fruits of DR. Step 2. If it is flushing now I would doubt it would be pushing flowers this season. Grow the longan tree in full sun in the warmest, driest area of the garden. You can prune it. 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. Pruning a Longan Tree at Wednesday, April 11, 2012. Probably tropical longans like DR and Ping Pong are going to be incompatible with sub tropical types like Kohala. Labels. ", Login with username, password and session length. Its been a bit cooler. Step 1. The longan tree (Dimocarpus longan) produces an exotic round to oval fruit with a tan rind, one shiny seed and musky white flesh. I have never done any grafting but it could be a project. A mature tree can be pruned during and immediately after fruit harvest to control its size, making a lower tree canopy. I would be a lot more worried about that one getting out of control than the much smaller Diamond River. Before you begin, you want to consider what you are trying to achieve and set your goals. Step 5. Step 3. Step 4. Thanks for the input. The Internet's Finest Tropical Fruit Discussion Forum! The Kohala trees can get monstrously large.