The Rambutan is also unofficially known as Hairy Cherry because of the soft, fleshy hair-like projections around its covering which appears green or yellow, and turns red as the fruit ripens.
Such name is derived from a Malaysian word ‘rambut’, meaning hair, of where the fruit originally grows.
Well-cultivated in Vietnam after the fruit was introduced in the country, Rambutan now grows abundantly in the Vietnamese Mekong Delta area.
Its fruit measures about 3-4 cm in diameter and breaking open the hairy outer peel exposes a white to translucent flesh that is firm and sweet, surrounding a hard seed beneath.
With a hint of acidity to it, its taste is described as grape-like and is very refreshing.
The fruits grow in large bunches, and with its attractive color and appearance, these fruit-bearing trees could be eye-catching just as how fruit stands along the roads and intersections come alive during Rambutan season when they are filled with the tiny bright red fruits.
Fruiting season: May to August Small seed, green at the top of bract, in Southern, around year.
Colour : red skin, white flesh
Taste : naturally sweet
Packing : 10 kgs/ctn or as buyer request