How to grow Pulasan

Pulasan growing tree of the genus Nephelium also known as Kapulasan, Pulasan perennial evergreen rarely become semi-deciduous plant and grow in tropic climate and growing in hardiness zone 11+

Flower color are white the size 1-2 mm the flowers are separate to female and male flowers on separate trees,

Pulasan fruits

Fruit are cover with thick skin with hard spines, color of the skin red, that pilled easily the flesh is white with special structure remind little bit onion, some cultivar are easy to take off the seeds, the fruit taste remind the Lychee fruits,

Seeds are edible and taste look like almonds

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Requirements for Pulasan growing and care:

2 trees: female and male, humidity, frost free

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to graft in Pulasan?
No, but recommend grafting male and female on the same tree

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Sensitive to winds

Planting season:
Spring, summer, autumn

Pests and diseases:
Aphids, ants, termite

Pruning season:
Autumn / Winter

How to prune:
Dead and week branches

Size of the plant?
4-8 m, 12-24 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing

Water requirement:
Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Winter  – Spring

General information about the flower:
Flower color are white the size 1-2 mm the flowers are separate to female and male flowers on separate trees

Pollination is done by:
Bees, flies

Edible fruits

Fruit harvest season:
Spring / Summer

Fruits pests or diseases:

What can be done with big quantities of Pulasan fruits?
Eaten raw, jelly, jams, alcohol

Work requirements on the fruit:
Not something special

How long does it take to bear fruit?
4-5 years

Ripening of fruit:
Can be taken before it’s fully ripen

Scientific name:

Nephelium mutabile

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