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Rambutan

Nephelium lappaceum

Description:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rambutan

Notes:

Rambutan are non-climacteric fruit - that is, they ripen only on the tree.

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8 Comments

namitha
namitha 8 years ago

That's nice.These trees are not from our house. It is from my grandfather's house. We have a plant infront of our house. But they haven't yet started to fruit.

ceejayalyssa
ceejayalyssa 8 years ago

my father has planted these trees in our backyard :)

namitha
namitha 9 years ago

Yes Seema, Rumbutan's grow well in Kerala. There are a lot of orchards in Pathanamthitta district, Kerala.

Seema
Seema 9 years ago

do these fruits grow in Kerala?

namitha
namitha 9 years ago

Hi annorion, It tastes like lychee. And if you haven't tasted lychee, I would say its a bit chewy and very sweet when ripe. But as Leana Lahom-Cristobal said, it is sweet and sour when not fully ripe. It is a really tasty fruit. But I have heard that there are many people who doesn't like its taste. And I have no idea why. Hope you will get to try it once.

The flesh that is exposed when the outer skin is peeled is sweet/sour and a little gummy. It tastes good annorion. The fruit is in season now even in the PHilippines.

tdphuc
tdphuc 9 years ago

they're sweet

annorion
annorion 9 years ago

They kind of look like fuzzy strawberries. I'm curious...what do they taste like?

namitha
Spotted by
namitha

Kerala, India

Spotted on Jul 8, 2011
Submitted on Sep 8, 2012

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