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Nephelium lappaceum Rambutan tree Rambutan Sapindaceae

Nephelium lappaceum, Rambutan, Rambutan


Nephelium lappaceum, Rambutan, Rambutan

This tropical tree grows to a height of about 15 ft (4.5 m) Nephelium lappaceum, Rambutan, Rambutanand bears clusters of white flowers in spring, followed by orange-red fruit in summer.
The fruit, among the sweetest and most delicious of all tropical fruit, are similar to lychees but with a translucent flesh of more delicate flavor, encased in a skin covered in long, soft prickles.
Flowering colors: White
Flowering season: Spring
Cultivation: Full sun and a fertile, well-drained soil Nephelium lappaceum, Rambutan, Rambutanenriched with plenty of compost and well-rotted manure is important.
Continue using manure annually.
These trees can be propagated from seed, although propagation by grafting is generally preferred for named varieties.