Longan (Chinese Longan)

Chinese longan

Longan was original in China about more than 2000 years ago. Districts of Guangzhou such as Baiyun District and Haizhu District, and cities like Zengcheng, Fanyu and Huadu all are rich in longan. Longan blossoms out in spring, and grows fruits in summer. Its fruit is roundness with canary or brown hull. The pulp is white and transparent. Shixia Longan planted in Zhuhai District is the most famous specie. Shixia means the crack of stones. It was said that longan tree grew out from stone cracks and absorbed nimbus from underground. That is why it is so delicious.

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