Hairy fruits – mostly refer for Rambutan, but rambutan actually not hairy fruits at all just the peel, there are several fruit that are hairy from the inside, varieties of hairy fruit that you might not think about
Hairy fruits from outside
Rambutan tree – yellow, orange or red with hairy soft spines, the fruits soft and have structure of onion, sweet and can be also bit sour, fruits can be used for, alcoholic beverages, eaten raw, ice pop & ice cream plants, jams, juice, the tree grow in tropical area and need high humidity, cannot survive frost, and also need female and male plants.
Pulasan – like rambutan looks hairy with strong spines, the fruit onion like structure and sweets, fruits can be used for, alcoholic beverages, eaten raw, ice pop & ice cream plants, jams, juice, tree is tropical but can survive little cold area, unlike the rambutan can bear fruits only with female tree, need also high humidity.
Hairy fruits from inside
Cocoa fruits growing in pods, the pods contain the fruits, the fruits are white and in order to eat them need to suck it out of the seeds, seeds are the base of chocolate as we know, it’s tropical plant, can grow indoor doesn’t like direct sun and loves water, to increase the amount of fruit better hand pollination.
Theobroma bicolor also known as white cocoa or mocambo, this fruit hairy and the pulp mostly go apart from the seeds the fruit are sweets, the seeds of the Theobroma bicolor not used for chocolate, the fruit is the main dish and grow in pods.
Monkey cocoa fruit hairy in order to eat need to suck the fruit, fruit are sweets like the cocoa fruits, the seeds of the Monkey cocoa not used for chocolate, the fruit is the main dish and grow in pods.
Ice cream bean
Ice cream bean fruits grow in pods, the pod in color green to yellow, the size can be more than 5-100 cm, in one pod can be 3-50 fruits, the fruit pulp is white and hairy in some cultivars peel easy, tree very strong and aggressive.
Pithecellobium dulce fruit grow in pods, the pod color is pink looks like scorpions tail, fruit pulp is white and hairy until 4-6 fruits in pod, in some cultivars peel easy, the seeds also edible, the tree is invasive and have thorns
Purple mangosteen tree
Purple mangosteen fruit hairy white with small seedling (not seeds) inside can be eaten, fruits are sweet, grow in hard shell, and well known for the health benefits, its tropical tree that need high humidity.
Mango fruit – mostly are little bit hairy, but some cultivars are highly fibrous, in a case that you have hairy Mango tree, should consider grafting with better cultivars, Mango it’s easy growing tree that need tropical to subtropical climate.
Quararibea cordata also known as Sapote chupa chupa and in free translation Sapote suck it’s refer to the hairy fruits the mostly connected to the seeds in order to eat need to suck the pulp out of the seeds, some cultivars are separate from the seeds, fruit color orange