Gardening Questions And Answers
In some areas, rambutan trees can bear fruit twice annually, once in late fall and early winter, with a shorter season in late spring and early summer. The fresh fruit are easily bruised and have a limited shelf life. An average tree may produce 5,000–6,000 or more fruit (60–70 kg or 130–155 lb per tree).
Rambutan flowering is stimulated by water stress, and symptoms of water stress in trees can be observed when leaves curl inward along the margins. In Hawaii rambutan flowers twice a year during the months of March-May and July-August in response to two short periods of dry weather followed by occasional showers .
Rambutans are rich in vitamin C, which is a potent antioxidant. Consuming antioxidants helps fight off free radicals, which are waste products in your body that can damage your cells. Antioxidants have been shown to reduce cellular damage and potentially reduce the risk of cancer in many individuals.
Caring for Rambutan Trees Provide 1 inch of water each week in the absence of rain. Potted rambutans should be watered whenever the soil feels dry below the surface. Run water into the pot until it trickles from the drainage hole at the base. Reduce watering in winter or during periods of cool weather.
Rambutan cannot be chosen for multiple cropping, as its yield is based on the availability of sunlight. The more sunlight the tree gets, the more yield it gives. Also it need proper irrigation and fertilisation. When the first leaves turn green, provide equal amount of cow dung powder, neem cake and bone manure.
To grow rambutan from seed, plant the seed flat in a small pot with drainage holes and filled with organic soil amended with sand and organic compost. The transplanted tree should be placed in a ceramic, not plastic, pot in soil that is one part each of sand, vermiculite, and peat to create good drainage.
Rambutans can also grow in full sun, but ensure there is shade protection. Enrich the soil with Yates Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser. If the soil is clay based, improve soil structure by adding gypsum and forking in well. Dig the planting hole twice as wide and to the same depth as the […]
GENERAL RAMBUTAN IRRIGATION RECOMMENDATIONS Irrigate frequently during fruit filling (daily and possibly twice daily). Apply longer irrigations once a week to maintain adequate moisture levels at depth. Use a light mulch to improve water retention at the soil surface. Keep the area under the tree free of weeds.