Attempts at grafting/top working? Summer? 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 am going to wait a bit and see of the tree blooms before pruning. There's a problem with certain types of longans being incompatible with other types. I don't remember my Kohala growing this fast and I don't think I ever pruned it. Are you trying to shape a tree for shade or height? And the growth is long and full. I figured, if I wasn't crazy about the fruit ( hope we do) , then I could topwork the tree? The Internet's Finest Tropical Fruit Discussion Forum! You can prune it. You can try anything just be prepared for failure but ecstatic if it works. It has been growing very well- too well. 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. Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom) Follow by Email. Grow the longan tree in full sun in the warmest, driest area of the garden. BTW, i like the fruits of DR. I think they're definitely worth growing as they are much more consistent fruiting in warm areas than other longans. Step 4. Pruning a Longan Tree at Wednesday, April 11, 2012. I'm afraid its going to get huge. Has anyone made a cocktail longan? Labels: video. 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. Pruning Mature Longan Tree You can prune the longan tree after harvest to control its height and spread. Before you begin, you want to consider what you are trying to achieve and set your goals. If it is flushing now I would doubt it would be pushing flowers this season. The Kohala trees can get monstrously large. Either way,Ill be pruning this now or later. Longans should be fruiting more in the late July to August time frame. Step 2.  X Research source Your reasons for pruning will influence when you prune as well. ", Login with username, password and session length. Its been a bit cooler. It's possible but not probable. Place the tree at least 20 feet away from buildings. You can prune the longan tree after harvest to control its height and spread. I have never done any grafting but it could be a project. 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. The longan tree (Dimocarpus longan) produces an exotic round to oval fruit with a tan rind, one shiny seed and musky white flesh. Dont trim it yet, wait to see if it flowers.You may get fruit in june or july. I have seen a lot of longans already flowering. Right now- its spouted a whole bunch of new growth. Now? It's funny that you mention that your Kohala is not growing as fast as the Diamond River. The PB fruit society has a grafting class which I am planning on attending. It is a very upright and giant tree. I would be a lot more worried about that one getting out of control than the much smaller Diamond River. Pruning Mature Longan Tree. Step 5. Could be a future project. longans are usually propagated by airlayer. If it's flushing new growth now it probably won't flower this year. Can I prune it? How to Care for a Longan Tree. Where it can be found the complete sun The soil should be dry and slightly acid. 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 … Newer Post Older Post Home. Thanks for the input. Labels. 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. Step 3. Has the tree been pruned recently? Probably tropical longans like DR and Ping Pong are going to be incompatible with sub tropical types like Kohala. "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. Think about why you want to prune. Step 1. I planted a Diamond River Longan last year. Could what still be done? A mature tree can be pruned during and immediately after fruit harvest to control its size, making a lower tree canopy.
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