In many ways the longan somewhat resembles the Lychee, it’s flesh is white and it tastes a little bit like mango, sounds good to me. The seeds from longans are sometimes used in shampoo.
Longan Picking Tips
Ripe longans are typically red-ish brown. As soon as the longan is identified as ready to harvest simply snip the main stem for each cluster. For harder to reach fruits a pruning pole may be required.
Things you’ll need when Longan picking
Work will be typically be in hot conditions so remember to stay cool and hydrated unless you’re working in a Greenhouse.
- Non slip sturdy footwear.
- Long Pants or Shorts
- Long-sleeved shirt
- Broad Brimmed Hat
Did you know?
The name longan literally translates to dragon eye in Chinese.
Pay Information for Longan Picking
Pay rates will differ from employer to employer, payment can be on an hourly, weekly or fortnightly basis. It is not uncommon for employers to also have a per piece pay agreement, pay will depend on how productive you are.