Medium sized tropical tree, growing 12 - 20m. Red leathery skin is covered in fleshy soft spines giving it a hairy look. Flesh is translucent, white or pale pink with a sweet mildly acid flavour. The soft seeds are poisonous when raw, although they can be eaten when cooked.
Trees are very cold sensative and are only suited to the tropics, we only recommend rambutans for tropical Queensland.
Plant Information or Specifications
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)
Plants required to Pollinate
3 Plants (Male and Female)
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Can it Handle Frosts?
Likes Temps above 5deg
Amount of leaves in Winter?
All Leaves (Evergreen)
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Question & Answer
Why are rambutans not grafted? From: WOOLLOONGABBA QLD
We don't propagate them here at this stage because they are too tropical and hence only sell ones grown from seed.. #Rambutan2436
Are the rambutans grafted? From: REDLYNCH QLD
Under item description it says that it is grown from seed, so no not grafted. #Rambutan2436
Customer Comments on Rambutan
Its tasty sweet fruit like lichi | Kavita Gupta - Jammu, J&K 12-Apr-2012
Put hand full of seeds in partials shad in and forget about it in few months you'll have 10 to 30 New plants pick the best ones when about 4 to 5 inches tall and plant in individual Motrin wi her cover until they are strong to stand northern CA . | Esi - Winters, Calif 18-Mar-2019
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