So far, longan farming is quite popular everywhere. Longan farming is quite easy; from the basics of planting technique to the caring, anyone can do them. Some people might find it hard, though. Because of its spoilt nature, it needs a lot of attention, just like human children.
To achieve fruitful longan trees, you have to routinely control their growth and development from the beginning until nearing harvest. The care of them includes several basics components like watering, harrowing and weeding, fertilization, auxiliary buds pruning, etc.
But, the most important factor in achieving fruitful longan trees is fertilization with correct dosage depends on the age of your longan trees.
A well-cared longan tree is proven to have strong, sturdy, and thick roots and stems with strong leaves that aren’t easy to fall off. The recommended fertilizer is chicken manure organic fertilizer with a lot of nitrogen in it.
Fruitful Longan Tree in October 2015
If you care for your longan trees well enough, the result will show in their growth and development and eventually, the harvest. Here are several characteristics of well-cared longan trees that will eventually bear a lot of fruits:
- Appearance of flowers on the tip of every branch. Each cluster of flowers usually contains 50 or more flowers.
- For most varieties, your longan trees should stop growing buds and start growing flowers instead in July – October. Some varieties ignore this timeline, however.
- Sometimes leaves will grow too much and there will be wild buds that cover the stems like a canopy. You must make sure to prune these off in order to stimulate flowers’ growth.
- Some longan varieties will experience abscission of leaves when it’s time to bloom and fruit. Most abscission happens around the area of the tip of the stem where cluster of flowers will grow.