Rambutan Growing Tips: Learn About Rambutan Tree Care

Growing Rambutan Trees From Seed Or Seeds?

The best way to start growing rambutans is through seeds or seeds. You can buy them at any nursery store. If you are not sure which type of seed to choose, then it would be better if you purchase some small dried ones from your local grocery store instead of buying fresh seeds. They will give you a better chance of getting a good germination rate.

You can also plant your own seeds in pots or containers. Just make sure that they are not too wet when planting them because they may rot before reaching maturity. Also, do not overwater them since it could cause their death due to lack of water.

You need to keep the soil moist all year round so that the roots don’t dry up completely during winter months.

It is always better to get a few plants than to have only one plant. Planting several trees in the same pot can result in overcrowding and possible root rot. If you want to save money, then you can use plastic pots rather than glass ones.

Plastic pots are easier to clean and maintain. However, they tend to crack over time and eventually break apart altogether. You can get a clay pot with good drainage holes to help prevent your rambutan from getting root rot. Just make sure that it has several holes for adequate drainage.

Learn About Rambutan Watering?

Rambutans need plenty of water to grow big and sweet. In fact, it is the watering that will determine how sweet your fruit will taste. If you live in a region with high humidity and rain throughout the year, then your rambutans may not need too much water at all. You should still keep an eye on them since they can still suffer from root rot if you overwater them.

If you live in a region where there is a definite dry season, then you will need to water your rambutan trees more often to keep their roots from drying out completely.

Sources & references used in this article:

Highly successful wedge grafting for rambutan, lychee, longan, mangosteen and other fruit trees by PC Tabora, L Atienza – … of the Florida State Horticultural Society, 2006 – journals.flvc.org

In vitro rumen fermentation and methane production as affected by rambutan peel powder by P Gunun, N Gunun, A Cherdthong… – Journal of Applied …, 2018 – Taylor & Francis

Rambutan production guide by RA Galindo, MP Loquias – 2006 – academia.edu

Cultivation of neglected tropical fruits with promise. Part 6, The rambutan by N Almeyda, SE Malo, FW Martin – 1979 – evols.library.manoa.hawaii.edu

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