Longan – A South East Asian Fruit in Pakistan

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Longan looks like lychee, is much sweeter and yields twice as much as the best lychee tree. Its fruit is smaller than lychee, and has brown smooth skin and therefore is called ‘Little Brother of Lychee’. It is very popular in South-East Asia where from large quantities are exported to Europe and so why shouldn’t Pakistan take advantage? Logan is new to Pakistan.
The 2004 crop brought excellent prices of Rs50 per kg at the Karachi Sabzi Mandi Market against Rs100 for early lychee harvested in last fortnight of May, due to its being very early in the whole South-Asia.