I waited six long years for our longan tree to bear fruit and finally, we're enjoying homegrown longans for the first time!
A friend gave me the sapling years ago. I planted it in my parent's yard and have been waiting for harvest ever since. It's still a small tree. I thought the growth was stunted and had given up completely until I saw some flowers last year. Unfortunately the flowers fell off without developing any fruits.
Seeing its potential, my father must have nurtured it back to health because we're having a good harvest this year. The flesh is softer and sweeter but lacks the crunch of the Thailand species.
Considering it is organic and homegrown, it's the best longan I've eaten!