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The longan, botanically Dimocarpus longan, is also known as the dragon eye, because of its translucent pulp and the single seed inside. It is a tropical fruit native to Southeast Asia and parts of China. It has a sweet flavor and a thin leathery shell that ranges in color from yellow-brown to dark brown.

There are several varieties of Dimocarpus longan, each with their own unique taste and skin color.

From its thin, leathery shell to its various varieties and colors, the Dimocarpus longan is an exotic treat that can be found in warmer climates around the world.

The ideal soil pH should be between 5.5 and 6.5 and should be rich in organic matter with good drainage.


Longan fruit description

The thin leathery shell houses a juicy and sweet translucent white flesh, which has one large seed in the center. When ripe, the fruit is easily plucked from the tree, making it simple to harvest.

In addition to its delectable taste, Dimocarpus longan also offers many nutritional benefits and health considerations. This exotic fruit is high in minerals such as potassium and calcium, vitamins including A, B1, B2, and C, and dietary fiber.

Nutritional value of longan fruit

Longan fruits can be eaten fresh or preserved for later use by boiling them with sugar syrup or drying them into chips or dried fruit slices or flakes as snacks or ingredients for desserts.


It also contains dietary fiber that helps promote digestion health, as well as some antioxidants that may help reduce oxidative stress caused by free radicals in our bodies. 

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Saphal Diamond Diver Longan Bud Plants

₹1,250 ₹1,213 -3%
Availability: 30 In Stock

Diamond River Longan is a round fruit about an inch in diameter with a sweet flavor. It fruits in bunches and is a pleasant sight. They grow best in warm, humid tropical climates.

Variety Name: Diamond River Longan

Scientific name: DImocarpus longan

Propagation method: Bud

Plant size: Medium

Supplier: Saphal Agro

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