The first batch of Vietnam’s fresh longan went on sale in Melbourne city of Australia’s Victoria state on September 9.

In nearly one hour after hitting the shelves, more than 500kg of imported fresh longan were sold to retailers.

Fresh longan of Vietnam is being sold in 26 supermarkets and stores in Melbourne and a supermarket chain in Adelaide in South Australia state.

The fruit was exported to the Land of the Kangaroos within just two weeks after obtaining an import licence of the country’s Department of Agriculture.

On August 29, the Australian Department of Agriculture handed over to Vietnam the permit to ship Vietnamese longan to Australia, making longan the fourth kind of Vietnamese fruit to enter the market, following litchi, mango and dragon fruit.