Maturing Longan Blossoms

Today’s photos are of the maturing blossoms on our Longan tree (Pometia pinnata). Longan tree blossoms (Pometia pinnata)I understand that the fruits mature three to four months after the Longan tree begins flowering. Longan tree blossoms (Pometia pinnata)I read that the Fijian Longan bears small, bisexual, cream-white flowers . . . but the flowers on our tree are deep pink. Longan tree blossoms (Pometia pinnata) Longan tree blossoms (Pometia pinnata)I know that when most trees blossom for the first time, they may not produce much fruit, but will bear successfully the second time around. But I read here, that some Longan trees may bear a light crop at times because some of the bloom panicles shed all or most of their fruit in the immature stage. This is thought to be a pollination problem, for the same fruit growing in Hawaii was observed to set good crops when two or more trees grew adjacent to each other.

See up close photos of blossoms.Longan tree blossoms (Pometia pinnata) Longan tree blossoms (Pometia pinnata)

 

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