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RambutanBotanical Name: Nephelium lappaceum

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.

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$29.00 0 Seedling Pot: 2L
Height: 50-60cm
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Plant Information or Specifications

Preferred Climate

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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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Fruiting/Harvest Months

February, March


Customer Comments on Rambutan

Tree Information on growing, planting, pruning, maintenance, ripening, taste, pick or bonsai tips. But mainly how to grow a Rambutan Share Your Review & Advice or ask questions on our Forum


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


Its tasty sweet fruit like lichi | Kavita Gupta - Jammu, J&K 12-Apr-2012
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Rambutan (Seedling) 8/10

Jonathan8's Edible Fruits
Update: 3493 days 16hrs

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This fruit is number 1! I've always loved it since I was a child, it grows extremely well in the Philippines. I am growing 4 seedlings at the moment. I hope they survive the winter.

Planted: 2011

Qty: 4

Sun/Shade: Low Sun

Pollination: No

When I Fertilise: Never

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Rambutan 10/10

MandaB's Edible Fruits
Update: 3545 days 19hrs

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I love rambutan and the kids at school think they are amazing. Has anyone successfully grown one in Brisbane. I have a nice warm rock to try it on but I cant get stock, I may try planting seeds again I am pretty sure they need to be planted shallow as the ones I tried last year died before reaching the surface of the soil. If anyone can help me get one that would be great.

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Terrastrega's Edible Fruits
Update: 2139 days 15hrs

Comments: - Just arrived from El Arish Tropical Plants, they send me 2 plants, fingers cross they are one female and one male. Will be in pots for now and greenhouse in winter if needed here in Brisbane. Grew up with Rambutan tree in the backyard and love the fruit.

Pollination: No

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