Thursday, April 21, 2011

R FOR RAMBUTAN

Also known as the 'hairy' fruit - another delightful tropical fruit grown on The Farm.








Green when young



Yellow or red when ripe

It belongs to the same family as the Longan

22 comments:

Eve said...

Exotic looking fruit you have on your farm Grandpa! I do enjoy your blog..very interesting! Peace to you :)

NancyDe said...

Yum! I was just thinking about Rambutan - and thinking you would use that for R. All our rambutan over here are red - those yellow ones are pretty. When I was a kid, all you would see was plain lychee, but in the 90's, someone said rambutan was the hot new crop and everyone started growing it....

Crystal Collier said...

Very curious. I have never heard to such a thing.

Carole Anne Carr said...

Yes, thought it did. Had something like it in my garden in Africa.

Pk Hrezo said...

Wow! Never seen anything quite like it, that I recall.

Olga said...

It looks wonderful! I love this fruit. And you have it in your garden? WOW!

Sylvia Ney said...

Very interesting. I've never heard of this. I'm stopping by from the A to Z challenge and I look forward to reading more from you.

Joylene Butler said...

Your photograph is outstanding.

L'Aussie said...

Rambutan, yum. That photo with the caption Yellow or red when ripe is fantastic. I could reach out and eat it!

Denise<3

L'Aussie Travel A-Z Challenge

klahanie said...

Ah Grandpa,
How 'R' you?
Nothing like a bit of hairy fruit. I assume they would be a bit ticklish to eat if you didn't remove the 'hairs'. Still, might be good for a giggle :)
Take care, my friend. Looking forward to 'S' in the amazing 'alphabet challenge' :)

The Happy Whisk said...

Interesting. Never saw these before. Neato.

Grandpa said...

Eve, thank you! Peace to you too. Is that you yawning? :)

NancyDe, they are both juicy and nice. I meant to mention it's the same family as longan AND Lychee.

Crystal, hi, welcome to The Farm!
I guess you've not heard a lot of things from the Far East - keep reading this blog then! Thanks for stopping by.

Grandpa said...

Carole, I would imagine rambuatn growing in a tropical place like Africa;

Pk, exotic fruit is what it is. I hope you'll have a chance to try them one day;

Olga, it's sweet, it's juicy and full of goodness!

Grandpa said...

Sylvia, hi, welcome to The Farm! Please make yourself at home and take a look around;

Joylene, Denise, thank you!

Grandpa said...

klahanie, I 'M' fine Gary, thank you.
And you don't need a hairy fruit to tickle us pink!
Take care my friend. Watch out for 'S' eh.

The Happy Whisk, hi, welcome to The Farm! There are many tropical varieties on the farm you may have not seen. Thanks for stopping by.

Wan Sharif said...

I wonder whether pulasan is of the same family as that of rambutan? ;)

Grandpa said...

Wan, most certainly. They both belong to the Family Sapindaceae, and Genus Nephelium.

Ellie said...

OMG. They look almost alien!

Ellie Garratt

Niki said...

haha aw very cute. They need some eyes drawn on them :)

Grandpa said...

Ellie, and you are wearing a space suit!

Nikki, that would complete the alien look!

Uncle Lee said...

Hi Grandpa, wow! Rambutan season is here now?
Boleh saya datang? Da lama ta'makan ni. Lovethose yellow ones.
You sure got a real dream farm....lots of fruit trees....
Best is away from the maddening crowd.
Have fun....
Lee.

Grandpa said...

Lee, this year the fruits come early. You are always welcome. That day I had a visit from Wan of Minyak Gaz. they enjoyed the durian and rambutan. I look forward to host you next.
Take care Lee.