What is a Rambutan
The Rambutan, or nephelium lappaceum, is a small bright red fruit with red-green hairs on it. Rambut means hair in Malaysian and that’s why the fruit is called Rambutan. The tropical fruit is available all year round. Did you know that Rambutan is considered one of the most unique tropical fruits from Southeast Asia? And that there are also yellow rambutan?
Once you have cracked or cut open the Rambutan you will see beautiful glossy white flesh. The flesh has a tarty-sweet delicious flavour. The nephelium is one of the most popular fruits in Southeast Asia!
How to grow Rambutan seeds
Growing rambutan is a fun and exciting process. It will, however, take some time and patience before you will be rewarded with the amazing fruit. Generally, it takes about 4-5 years before a rambutan tree bears fruit! Here are a few things to keep in mind before you start!
- Rambutan trees thrive in temperatures from 21-30 degrees celsius. A Rambutan seedling is fragile and too low temperatures will harm the plant and kill it. Temperature and humidity are essential in the rambutan growing process.
- Seeds are placed in a well-drained soil bed that is watered consistently. Rambutan seeds germinate in 10-21 days.
- The rambutan tree can be planted outdoors after about 2 years.
- The tree and soil bed need about 13 hours of partial sunshine per day
The nutritional value and health benefits
The minerals, vitamins and antioxidants inside the Nephelium Lappaceum can provide essential nutrition benefits. A rambutan is rich in vitamins A, B and C which may boost your immune system.
Interested in buying Rambutan seeds online?
We have rambutan for sale! If you are interested in buying Rambutan seeds, the minimum order quantity is 10 seeds. If you have any questions regarding your order or anything else please do not hesitate to contact us. We are able to ship globally!