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 sensitive and are only suited to the tropics, we only recommend rambutans for tropical Queensland.

$29.00 ($29.00-$29.90 choose a size)

Specifications of Rambutan

Preferred Climate TropicalLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From SeedlingLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) +10m

Plants required to Pollinate 3 Plants (Male and Female)Learn about Pollination

Can it Handle Frosts? Likes Temps above 5deg

Amount of leaves in Winter? All Leaves (Evergreen)

Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas NSW, VIC, SA, WA, ACT

Water Requirements Frequent Watering

Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree? No (Full Size)

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest 5+ Years

Sun or Shade Full (Sun:80%-100%)

Preferred Soil Type Perfect Drainage (Sand/Volcanic)

Soil pH Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

Fruiting/Harvest Months February, March

Rambutan Reviews & Tips

Star Rating

3y ago

Winters, Calif


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 .

Kavita Gupta
10y ago

Jammu, J&K


Its tasty sweet fruit like lichi

★★★★ 11y ago

Quakers Hill, NSW, Australia

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.

★★★★★ 11y ago

Greenbank, Qld, Australia

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 ...

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