Rambutan Binjai is the most widely cultivated variety in indonasia. High yield is the most attractive feature for which this variety is famous. Attractive red colour for the rind as well as the hairs, spherical shape and shelf life of 3-4 days for the fruits. Recommended for commercial cultivation like other varieties. The aril is comparatively firm and less juicy. Sweetness 22 degree Brix.
Rambutan – the spiny fruit with a soft heart which can be grown as an ornamental tree in our garden.
Malwana- Bright red in colour
Rambutan fruits are highly nutritious, being rich in carbohydrates, vitamins, calcium, magnesium and potassium.
Rambutan grows well in warm tropical climate. Lands prone to water logging are not good for growing Rambutan. Slightly sloped lands are ideal. Budding is the best method for producing high-quality Rambutan planting materials. Buddings produce fruits after 2 or 3 years with optimum production occurring after 6 or 8 years, if managed well.
Planting & Care:
Choose a fertile growing medium, such as topsoil mixed with compost or manure. The added nutrients help speed up germination and seedling growth. Plant rambutan trees at least 33 feet apart & horizontally with the flat side facing down. This helps the plant grow straight and establish a strong root system. The roots spread considerably and need plenty of room to grow. If the trees are too close together, they may not produce a high yield of fruit. Keep the plant in a sunny location and never let the soil dry out. Germination takes nine to 25 days. When seedlings reach about 12 inches, they are ready to transplant to a yard or a greenhouse. After a fruit harvest, apply 2.2 pounds of ammonium sulfate and 2.2 pounds of a 12-24-12 fertilizer per tree to the soil.
Harvesting & Yield:
Rambutan grafted trees start bearing fruits from fourth year on wards. In South eastern Asian Countries, Rambutan produces fruits twice a year, the first and the main crop is in June and a lesser one is in December. But in India it gives only one cropper year. The fruits are usually ripe in month of July to October. Harvesting is done by shears or sharp knives by cut the inflorescence stalk.It is recommended that the fruits should not be allowed to fall directly to the ground as this will cause injury and cannot be kept for a long time.The fresh fruit are easily bruised and have a limited shelf life. An average tree may produce 2000-3000 fruits (60–70 kg) per tree. However, yield may vary from year to year because rambutan exhibits alternate bearing.