The longan, native to southern China, is a close relative to the lychee and rambutan. The fully ripened fruit has a bark-like shell, thin, and firm, making the fruit easy to peel by squeezing the pulp out. Longans have a drier sweetness similar to dates. They can be eaten by itself or used in salads, with vegetables, and in sauces.
Price listed is per pound.
Available Late NOV 2020 - JAN 2021