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Cultivation of neglected tropical fruits with promise. Part 6, The rambutan

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Item Summary Almeyda, Narciso Malo, Simon E. Martin, Franklin W. 2016-04-28T23:08:34Z 2016-04-28T23:08:34Z 1979-02
dc.description.abstract The rambutan, Nephelium lappaceum L., is a popular fruit of Southeast Asia still practically unknown in the Western Hemisphere. A medium-size tree with an open structure, the rambutan produces panicles of small flowers followed by clusters of ellipsoidal fruits up to 10 cm in length. The fruits are covered by a thick skin bearing flexible protuberances. The skin is easily peeled away, revealing a whitish pulp around a central seed. The pulp is sweet to subacid, translucent, attractive, and suitable for processing. The rambutan is strictly tropical in growth requirements and needs high humidity and a long rainy season. Cultural techniques are discussed. A problem of iron deficiency, which causes chlorosis, makes establishment of seedlings difficult. Improved varieties propagated by grafting are available. The rambutan would be a suitable and popular fruit for Puerto Rico and other parts of the American Tropics. KEYWORDS: botany, fruits, plant cultivation, rambutan (Nephelium lappaceum), tropical agriculture (fruits).
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dc.language.iso en-US
dc.publisher Science and Education Administration, U.S. Department of Agriculture
dc.subject Botany
dc.subject Fruit
dc.subject plant cultivation
dc.subject rambutan (Nephelium lappaceum)
dc.subject tropical agriculture (fruits)
dc.title Cultivation of neglected tropical fruits with promise. Part 6, The rambutan
dc.type Technical Report
dc.type.dcmi Text
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