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Questions About Rambutan

Asked by
Anonymous on
November 21, 2014

Q. planting from cuttings

Is it possible planting local fruits: for example, ‘rambutan’ (rambusteen), from cutting part of the tree? Thank you.

Answered by
Nikki on
November 21, 2014
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Actually, propagating this fruit from cuttings is quite difficult and it's normally grown via seed. If you can get your hands on some seeds from this fruit, then that would be the most ideal way of growing it - still, you would need to provide optimal growing conditions as well. Here is more information: https://www.hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/morton/rambutan.html

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Asked by
rajaram.laxmi on
May 24, 2017
kerala,india

Q. whether rambutan fruit gets ripened in the tree itself or to be plucked and ripened

Whether rambutan gets ripened on the tree itself or to be plucked and ripened like mangoes

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
May 25, 2017
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Asked by
baileymr.mb on
October 20, 2018
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Q. Rambutan tree

Will a rambutan tree grow in zone 8b? Can it resist some freezing and frost? Thank you
Matt

Answered by
MichiganDot on
October 20, 2018
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Rambutan is a tropical plant. It will not tolerate temps below 50 F. Here is an article with more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/rambutan/rambutan-growing-tips.htm

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Asked by
cjj84 on
September 23, 2019
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Q. Difference between longan and rambutan seedlings

Can anyone tell me how to tell the difference between a longan and a rambutan seedling? I stupidly stuck the seeds from some fruit I was given into the ground, and neglected to clearly mark what was what. I have seedlings coming up all over the place, they all seem pretty much the same, but I am sure the seeds from both fruits germinated. ( I started them in plastic bags, so I knew they germinated, but I didn’t properly label them once I planted them.)

Answered by
BushDoctor on
September 24, 2019
Certified Expert
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At this point, it is going to be very difficult. They will look almost exactly the same until they develop the first and second set of true leaves.

The Longan is going to have a longer compound leaf. Each leaflet will be opposite another except for the tip, which will have a single leaflet. They will almost always have more than two sets of opposite leaflets before you get to the tip leaflet.

The Rambutan will tend to develop with less symmetry. They can still develop with almost opposite arrangement, but the entire leaf itself is less long than the Longan.

Here are two articles that will help you to grow these trees: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/longan-tree/growing-dragons-eye-plants.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/rambutan/rambutan-growing-tips.htm

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