Rambutan tree growing tree of the genus Nephelium also known as Nephelium lappaceum, Rambutan tree perennial evergreen plant and grow in tropic climate and growing in hardiness zone 13+.
Flower color are white the size 1-2 mm the flowers are separate to female and male flowers on separate trees.
Rambutan hairy fruits
Fruit are cover with light skin, the color of the skin can be yellow, orange or red with soft spines 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 Rambutan tree growing and care:
Rich soil, well drained than 5C, humidity, 2 trees: female and male
What is the best way to start growing:
Plant / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Yes, recommend grafting male and female on the same tree
Difficulties/Problems with growing:
Sensitive to winds
Spring, summer, autumn
Pests and diseases:
Aphids, ants, termite
Autumn / Winter
How to prune:
Dead and week branches
Size of the plant?
5-10 m, 15-30 feet
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing / Slow growing
Big amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Spring / Summer
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:
Fruit harvest season:
Autumn / Winter
Fruits pests or diseases:
What can be done with big quantities of Rambutan tree fruits?
Eaten raw, jelly, jams, alcohol
Work requirements on the fruit:
Cover with net against the birds
How long does it take to bear fruit?
Ripening of fruit:
Can be taken before it’s fully ripen