The Sweet Fruit of Rambutan (E35 Yellow, Bud)
The highly sweet fruits with 22-24 degree Brix sweetness are rather juicy and hence the shelf life is a moderate two days after harvest. The tree in comparison to other varieties is rather dwarfish and visually appealing. The fruits are rich in vitamins, carbohydrates and anti-oxidants.
The rind and the hairs are shiny yellows in color when ripe. The highly sweet fruits with 22-24 degree brix sweetness are rather juicy and hence the shelf life is a moderate two days after harvest. The tree in comparison to other varieties is rather dwarfish and visually appealing.
Rambutan seedlings bear in 5-6 years, but the ratio of female to male trees is 4 or 5 to 7.The life span of a rambutan tree is more than 100 years and hence I can make more profit from my rambutan farm when compared to rubber in the coming years. The harvest is once in a year, i.e. in between June and August. In some areas, rambutan trees can bear fruit twice annually, once in late fall and early winter, with a shorter season in late spring and early summer.
To grow rambutan from seed, plant the seed flat in a small pot with drainage holes and filled with organic soil amended with sand and organic compost. Place the seed in the dirt and lightly cover with soil. It takes between 10 and 21 days for the seed to germinate. There are several pests and diseases that affect rambutan , including birds, flying foxes, loopers, beetles, red-banded thrips, flatids, mealy bugs, scales, fungal infections and rots. You will need to look after your rambutans to reduce crop loss or damage.