Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Rambutan Fun Facts

Well you guys ALL guessed it :) Yesterday's fruit was Rambutan.

Fun Facts:

Rambutan is native to Malaysia

Rambutan is adapted to warm tropical climates and is sensitive to temperatures below 10 °C, and is grown commercially within 15° of the equator.

Rambutan is one of the best known fruits of southeast Asia, it is also widely cultivated elsewhere the tropics including Africa, Cambodia, the Caribbean islands, Central America, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Sri Lanka.

Thailand is the largest producer of Rambutan

In 1997 Hawaii's top 3 tropical fruits included Rambutan.

It takes about 5 to 6 years for a tree planted from seed to start to bear any fruit.

Rambutan trees bear twice annually, once in late fall and early winter.

The fruit must ripen on the tree, then they are harvested over a four to seven week period.

The most important part here:
How to peal and eat Rambutan




Anonymous said...

How strange ! I just saw Rambutan for the first time at the grocery store.
Thanks so much for the information ! Very interesting and so pretty on the tree :)

Carrie™ said...

I have never seen or heard of these. Very interesting post yet again Teddy.

pinknest said...

gorgeous! they look like little pets. :)

Anonymous said...

Lol! I remember this fruit on Leslie's blog. I loved how Killian was playing with it! Lol!

Thank you for the link on "how to eat" them! I had no idea. Also, funny how TJ's had them?! Very cool!

Anonymous said...

I've been eating rambutans for all my life yet i never knew these cool facts! Thnx