The Q&A Archives: Growing Longan in SF Bay Area

Question: I would like to try growing Longan in Fremont, the East Bay which has very mild climate.

I wanted to grow Lychee, but I heard Longan is hardier.

Do you know where I can buy a 5 gallon Longan in SF Bay Area?

What do you think of my chance of success? Any condition I need to provide to enhance the probability of success?


Answer: Dimocarpus longan will grow in your gardening region and will flower profusely if it experiences three months of cold, but above-freezing weather. As for finding a source, I'm afraid I can't. However, you may try contacting the California Rare Fruit Growers ( Perhaps they have a source. Best wishes with your new tree!

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