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Nephelium lappaceum



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

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namitha 5 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 5 years ago

my father has planted these trees in our backyard :)

namitha 6 years ago

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

Seema 6 years ago

do these fruits grow in Kerala?

namitha 6 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 6 years ago

they're sweet

annorion 6 years ago

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

Kerala, India

Lat: 8.52, Long: 76.89

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


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