Truly a rare treasure in the tropical fruit world. Once only available in Asia are now grown on our Farm for you
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The Longan having originated from the roots of a Taiwanese river dates back many centuries. Though most of us have never heard of a Longan in America it would be hard pressed to find someone from the Far East who hasn't. The flavor and texture is similar to a Lychee but is much sweeter. The Asians have prided this fruit for over 2000 years. It has been known to be used as a tonic to help the skin as well as helping your love life , if you know what I mean.
We have over 200 mature Longan trees on our farm which have taken 10 years to grow to a commercial volume of fruit . Our patience is your reward now you can taste this domestically grown powerhouse filled with large amounts of vitamin A and C. They grow in clusters similar to grapes. They have a very unique smell, pleasant with a hint of woodiness. To eat just squeeze the fruit ever so gently with your finger and the translucent flesh will appear. Pop in your mouth and chew around the pit, then discard the pit. Best eaten fresh but can be cooked and they do keep there flavor. Also can be dried to make a fruit tea. The normal season for this fruit is July through September but we have had fruit all year due to the crazy climate changes we have been going through in South Florida, namely hurricanes. As a Tropical fruit grower this is my personal favorite!
Due to the unusually hot summer, shipping highly perishable fruit is more tricky than usual Some fruit is arriving over-ripe. If you have an issue with your order, please call me. I pack every box myself, and want you to be happy with your fruit!
Fresh Gardens are growers and shippers of rare tropical fruits. Many items you may have never heard of, and that is what makes them so exciting. Most have been brought from South and central America and Asia. Although well known in those areas very few know of them here in the United States. That's my job as a grower of these items: to excite and get you into trying these exotic tropical fruit for the first time!
There are only a few areas in the United states these are grown and The Redland which is a 100 year plus historic agricultural growing region is one. We are south of Miami in Homestead just before you enter the Keys. You are invited to visit our farm for free as a tropical fruit of the month customer. We grow for you!!