Irrigation is given as needed in dry seasons. But in the mouth it stays fresh and is very palatable. These cultivars were the “Seematjan”, “Seenjonja” and “Maharlika” which are now grown in commercial scale in many parts of the Philippines. These 3 varieties are available in nurseries in the Philippines most particularly Rongrein. As mentioned it started off as a personal journal and will hopefully continue on like that. The skin color of the fruit is yellowish green, the fruit hair tends to be short, rare and rough. The unpeeled rambutan fruit skin is red (like lychee), but the rambutan is also covered in distinct red, spiny hairs. They are canned in sirup on a limited scale. The rambutan flourishes from sea-level to 1,600 or even 1,800 ft (500-600 m), in tropical, humid regions having well-distributed rainfall. Borne in large clusters of up to 85 fruits each. Enjoy the Lychee! Seed fat: the seed kernel yields 37-43% of a solid, white fat or tallow resembling cacao butter. Sun-drying for 8 hours and oven-drying at 86º F (30º C) kills seeds within a week. Fruit nearly ovoid, about 1 1/2 in (4 cm) long and 1 1/5 in (3 cm) wide; dark wine-red with slender, flexible spines about 2/5 in (1 cm) long. The seeds are sometimes roasted and eaten in the Philippines, although they are reputedly poisonous when raw. -Renny- Yep, a little strrange, but very nice. That’s a strange looking fruit?! However, it’s also widely cultivated in other tropical regions, such as Africa, the Caribbean, Mexico, India, Costa Rica Panama, Ecuador and the Philippines. There they assembled 360 trees of which 140 were found to be bearing in 1960 and 196 (mostly males) were non-bearing. When I lived in Thailand I had a daily ritual that involved walking to a local market for a kilo of rambutan which I would eat during the morning. Yield: 343 lbs (156 kg) per tree at 8 years of age. The spiky bits are not at all hard nor prickly. Yield: 330 lbs (150 kg) per tree at 6 years of age. Yield: 429 lbs (195 kg) per tree at 8 years of age. Cuttings have been rooted experimentally under mist and with the use of growth-promoting hormones, but this technique is not being practiced. To confirm whether it was the rambutan that was used in Ugly Betty, I googled the episode and it was indeed the fruit. In Malaya the dried fruit rind is sold in drugstores and employed in local medicine. Culture Cleft-, splice-, and side-grafting are not too satisfactory. I joke not. 'Princess Caroline'–Dark-red, small, rind pliable; flesh thick (44.14% of fruit); seeds small. In Malaya, the rambutan generally fruits twice a year, the first, main crop in June and a lesser one in December. Today, Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia are considered the largest producers of rambutan. There are limited plantings in India, a few trees in Surinam, and in the coastal lowlands of Colombia, Ecuador, Honduras, Costa Rica, Trinidad and Cuba. I do it whenever I can, and as fast as I can. Propagation 'Quezon'–Yellowish- red, small to medium; rind pliable; flesh thick (38.24% of fruit); sweet, slightly acid, juicy. In Java the tree is especially prone to attack by various insects. While it is uncommon in the French West Indies and very rare on Reunion, in French Guyana, it is cultivated in the village of Cacao by a community originating from Laos, supplying the markets righ… The rambutan, Nephelium lappaceum, is a fruit considered exotic to people outside of its native range.To people of Malaysia, Thailand, the Phillippines, Vietnam, Borneo, and other countries of this region, the rambutan is a relatively common fruit the same way an apple is common to many people in cooler climates. Depending on the season or harvest, you can also get super juicy sweet rambutan which are really worth getting your hands on. R-5 Rambutan and Maharlika from Philippines are good selections. It’s soft, juicy and quite sticky if you don’t wash it from you fingers. In the ideal environment of Oriental Mindora Philippines, the average temperature year-round is about 81º F (27.3º C), relative humidity is 82%, rainfall 71 in (180 cm)-about 165 rainy days. Flesh yellowish-white, sweet, clings tightly to the thick testa which separates from the seed. The mango twig-borer, Niphonoclea albata, occasionally appears on rambutan trees. It does not cling to the flesh. Seedlings for use as rootstocks are taken from the seedbed after 45 days and transplanted into 1-quart cans with a mixture of 50% cured manure and later transferred to 5 gal containers. A decoction of the roots is taken as a febrifuge. They found that all the 'Seematjan' flowers were hermaphrodite functioning as female (h.f.f.) Please take that into account. Storing in sealed polyethylene bags at 40º F (10º C) and 95% relative humidity has preserved the fruits in fresh condition for 12 days. Among the many "races" of rambutan in Malaya, the best "freestone" types are found in Penang. Rambutan trees to bear fruit well, they need deep soil, rich in organic matter or sandy clay loam and good drainage. Yield: 352 lbs (160 kg) per tree at 8 years of age. 'Seelengkeng'–Tree low-growing with drooping crown. The juice of the flesh inhibits germination. Kept well for 2 weeks at 60º F (15.56º C). 'Osmeña, Sr.'–Purple-red; medium-sized; flesh thick (38.90% of fruit); juicy, sweet; freestone. Recently introduced everywhere else, it is cultivated in particular in the American tropics, but also in Africa, Australia as well as Madagascar. Burkill says that some rambutans are so sour that monkeys are reluctant to eat them. The rate of germination of 2-day-old seeds is 87% to 95%. I have to factor many things into this journey, as such, time and finances to process photos, locate internet, upload and write on the road is prioritized. Easy to over indulge :). -yee- Maybe it’s the season that makes it so cheap. -Ivy- It’s good alright. Please get in touch for further details. My email subscription gives you a whole lot more: my photo book, back-story details not published here. But they will tell all their friends you have a stash of their favorite fruit hiding in your room! For further information please read my copyright statement. 'Sectangkooweh'–Tree broad-topped. Origin and Distribution. Yield: 275 lbs (125 kg) per tree at 20 years of age. The skin of the fruit will be reddish in colour. If you have met me en route, please don't take offense if your name is not mentioned in my travel blog/journal. If I have not written anything here or updated my status on twitter in over two weeks, then someone might like to call the police in said country. Keeping Quality Lychee, longan, and rambutan are all close relatives of each other, they’re all summer fruit, and if you’ve never tried them, then they all need to be added to your must-try list. The chart by Reddit user “versonjohn” lists fruits that are ripe in particular months. The Philippines is a tropical country that produces lots of fruits. Weight loss has been reduced by packing in sawdust, or coating with a wax emulsion. Fruits ellipsoid, faintly flattened, about 2 in (5 cm) long, 1 1/2 in (4 cm) wide. This is arguably one of the best fruits around. Medicinal Uses: The fruit (perhaps unripe) is astringent, stomachic; acts as a vermifuge, febrifuge, and is taken to relieve diarrhea and dysentery. The Philippines is rich in seafood and Cagayan Valley offers the freshest fish, crabs, lobster, and others. A serious disease, stem canker, caused by Fomes lignosus in the Philippines and Ophioceras sp. Washed seeds will remain viable in moist sawdust, sphagnum moss or charcoal for 3-4 weeks, and some will even sprout in storage. Rambutan Varieties Plant only grafted rambutan from a superior variety. Flesh slightly glossy, tough, moderately sweet, and separates from the seed with a few particles of testa clinging to it. Plant varieties from Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines can be found growing in Hawaii during the peak months of February and March, so get it while you can at various farmers markets across the state. lappaceum L.) is currently emerging as a high demand future fruit crops in world wide. The entire fruit cluster is cut from the branch by harvesters. Dimocarpus crinita Lour. Rambutan is one of the most popular fruits in South East Asia, including The Philippines. Inside a firm white gel like fruit awaits. :). Various rambutan cultivars were introduced from our neighboring countries like Malaysia and Indonesia, but only a few cultivars were eventually adopted in the Philippines. Fruits keep only 1 week at 60º F (15.56º C). Nearly round; rind hard; flesh thick (43.25% of fruit); seed small. About 1960, 10 outstanding rambutans were selected in an evaluation of 100 seedling trees of the unsurpassed Indonesian 'Seematjan', also 'Seenjonja', 'Maharlika', 'Divata', 'Marikit', 'Dalisay', 'Marilag', 'Bituin', 'Alindog', and 'Paraluman'. In some varieties, the flesh is more clingstone than others. These ants are harmless and don’t bite. From 1965 to 1967, agronomists at the College of Agriculture, University of the Philippines, studied the growth, flowering habits and yield of the Indonesian cultivars, 'Seematjan', 'Seenjonja', and 'Maharlika'. Budded trees flower 2 1/2 to 3 years after planting in the field. The peeled fruits are occasionally stewed as dessert. Yield: 303 lbs (138 kg) per tree at 6 years of age. In Malaya, ‘Rambutan gading’ indicates a yellow type. Seeds will germinate in 9 to 25 days, the earlier, the more vigor in the seedling. The astringent bark decoction is a remedy for thrush. A search like this is not a picnic. The skin will start to dry. Birds and flying foxes (fruit-eating bats) consume many of the fruits, probably considerably reducing yield figures. 'Baby Christie'–Yellowish-red with soft, silvery-pink spines; large. However, yield may vary from year to year. ... Rambutan. Tip 2: If you have air-conditioning try leaving some rambutan out in a bowl for a couple of days. I don't have access to 24/7 internet, nor work behind a stationary media desk. The rambutan is native to Malaysia and commonly cultivated throughout the archipelago and southeast Asia. 'Santo Tomas'–Yellowish-pink with reddish-pink, soft spines. Rambutan . Fruit ovoid, 1 1/5 in (3 cm) long, 3/4 in (2 cm) wide, with very fine, soft spines. 'Laurel, Sr.'–Pinkish-red, small; flesh thick (39.76% of fruit). Recent statistic report revealed that the Philippines has a total area of 5,743.08 hectares planted to rambutan with a volume of … They also offer dishes from freshly picked local vegetables like pinakbet and dinengdeng. Malaysians and Filipinos frequent the site and they started a debate whether the fruit is Philippine native or not. Many cultivars are present in the ASEAN region (Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, Thailand and Brunei Darussalam), the principle commercial cultivars are: 'Lebakbulus', 'Binjai', 'Simacan', and 'Rapiah' from Indonesia; 'R134', 'Gula Batu'(R3), 'Muar Gading'(R156), 'Khaw Tow Bak'(R160), 'Lee Long' (R161), and 'Daun Hijau'(R162) from Malaysia; 'Deli Cheng' and 'Jitlee' from Singapore; 'Seematjan', 'Seenjonja', and 'Mahalika' from the Philippines, … If single fruits are picked, they should be snapped off with a piece of the stem attached, so as not to rupture the rind. Counting the days for my balikbayan trip with my family.and of course introducing and savouring those fruits with them which I missed so much.By the way we have Lychee here in Brazil and it taste like rambutan.Oh,my invitation for you to visit Brazil is still open….. Keep up the good work,I recommend it to my boys for a good overview about Philippines prior to their visit. Few pests or diseases have been reported by rambutan growers. Vegetative propagation is essential. Pests and Diseases Varieties There are 2 forms: 1) 'Seematjan besar' with small fruit, thin rind, spines fairly far apart; very sweet, somewhat coarse, fairly juicy flesh to which the coarse, fibrous testa tightly adheres; 2) 'Seematjan ketjil' (or 'Koombang')–the fruit has soft, tough, and less sweet flesh to which the seed coat does not tightly adhere. Enjoy the air-conditioning tip, it really makes a difference! Big ants love rambutan and are often found on the fruit! Among the superior varieties are from Thailand (Rongrein and gulahbato), Malaysia (R162 and R5), Singapore (Jitlee), Super Red, Malaysian Jade, Sakay Selection and some others. 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