Our guest speaker in November will be Dr. Matt Snow, telling us all about Longans, a relative of the Lychee.
Dr. Matthew (Matt) Snow was born in Miami and has been into plants since a very young age. He started with orchids and built his first shade house at age 13. Since 1992 he has been a commercial farmer of Avocados, Lychee, Longan, Jak fruit, Mangos and Dragon Fruit in the Redland. He also manages an organic blueberry farm in North Carolina. He has given numerous presentations and has written several articles about tropical fruits and their culture, grafting, orchids and cold protection. He is the current President of the Rare Fruit Council International, Miami. (and also happens to be a Clinical Cardiologist.)