R-5 Rambutan and Maharlika from Philippines are good selections. The peeled fruits are occasionally stewed as dessert. There are varieties of dried fish in the region. Propagation -Earl- It’s a good breakfast alright. Yield: 132 lbs (60 kg) per tree at 6 years of age. Fruits keep only 1 week at 60º F (15.56º C). Thanks for the recommendation, they are always welcome to come have a look. Yield: 352 lbs (160 kg) per tree at 8 years of age. Anyone? One race with a partly free stone is known as 'rambutan lejang'. 'Quezon'Yellowish- red, small to medium; rind pliable; flesh thick (38.24% of fruit); sweet, slightly acid, juicy. Powdery mildew, caused by Oidium sp., may affect the foliage or other parts of the tree. Nearly round; rind hard; flesh thick (43.25% of fruit); seed small. Yield: 343 lbs (156 kg) per tree at 8 years of age. The rambutan is native to Malaysia and commonly cultivated throughout the archipelago and southeast Asia. Yield: 275 lbs (125 kg) per tree at 20 years of age. Rambutan is one of the most popular fruits in South East Asia, including The Philippines. In 1950, Philippine agriculturists undertook a program of selection and the creation of a Testing Plot at the Provincial Nursery, Victoria, Oriental Mindoro. 'Seenjonja' and 'Maharlika' flowers were mostly h.f.f. 'Maharlika' (no description available) has yielded 21 lbs/ acre (21 kg/ha) in the Philippines. Air-layering may at first appear successful, but many air-layers die after being transplanted into 5-gal containers, or, later, in the field, long after separation from the mother tree. Twitter is a good place to see my live updates. If it happens here, then I will have to take the journal/blog off public viewing. 'Seekonto'Tree has broad crown; is fast-growing. (Cultivated also in India.) Recent statistic report revealed that the Philippines has a total area of 5,743.08 hectares planted to rambutan with a volume of … Fungicidal applications and packing in perforated polyethylene bags have extended fresh life somewhat. I hope they survive the winter. The rambutan fruit, nephelium lappaceum, is an exotic fruit that is highly prized in Southeast Asia, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Malaysia. close favorite to Chohm-poo fruit another fave of mine. in the same panicles, and concluded that, though self-pollination is possible, planting of male trees with these cultivars should improve production. Malaysians and Filipinos frequent the site and they started a debate whether the fruit is Philippine native or not. Peeled rambutan. Fruits ellipsoid, faintly flattened, about 2 in (5 cm) long, 1 1/2 in (4 cm) wide. An almost endless number of varieties are available in the Philippines. Generally, shoots that bear fruit one year will put out new growth and will bloom and fruit the next year, so that biennial bearing is rare in the rambutan. provides a mechanism to reproduce the seeds of traditional varieties and under-utilized crops. Ships well over long distances. Nice, nice … :) bet you’re going to stay! and mangosteens! Both lychee and rambutan are tropical fruits. Sun-drying for 8 hours and oven-drying at 86º F (30º C) kills seeds within a week. Its fatty acids are: palmitic, 2.0%; stearic, 13.8%; arachidic, 34.7%; oleic, 45.3%; and ericosenoic, 4.2%. I love rambutan, and mongusten, and mangos and jackfruit! To confirm whether it was the rambutan that was used in Ugly Betty, I googled the episode and it was indeed the fruit. Seed fat: the seed kernel yields 37-43% of a solid, white fat or tallow resembling cacao butter. Then popular demand brought about systematic efforts to improve the crop and resulted in the establishment of many commercial plantations in the provinces of Batangas, Cavite, Davan, Iloilo, Laguna, Oriental Mindoro and Zamboanga. The rambutan was taken to the Philippines from Indonesia in 1912. Rongrein Rambutan from Thailand. Soil Enjoy the air-conditioning tip, it really makes a difference! Much favored by Chinese because of its resemblance to the lychee. The most ideal conditions for rambutan in the eastern region of the Philippines, where the average temperature is approximately equal to 27.5S and humidity - 83%. Among the superior varieties are from Thailand (Rongrein and gulahbato), Malaysia (R162 and R5), Singapore (Jitlee), Super Red, Malaysian Jade, Sakay Selection and some others. I don't have access to 24/7 internet, nor work behind a stationary media desk. In the Philippines, it is recommended that the trees be planted at least 33 ft (10 m) apart each way, though 40 ft (12 m) is not too much in rich soil. 'Baby Christie'Yellowish-red with soft, silvery-pink spines; large. Easy to over indulge :). A search like this is not a picnic. Grafted varieties allow for different coloured skin and flesh colour. Successful technology transfer to the Philippines. Don’t go home until you tried Vigan empanada, longganisa and bagnet. To people of Malaysia, Thailand, the Phillippines, Vietnam, Borneo, and other countries of this region, the rambutan is a comparatively common fruit like an apple which is common to many people in cooler climates. Counting the days for my balikbayan trip with my family.and of course introducing and savouring those fruits with them which I missed so much.By the way we have Lychee here in Brazil and it taste like rambutan.Oh,my invitation for you to visit Brazil is still open….. Keep up the good work,I recommend it to my boys for a good overview about Philippines prior to their visit. But again today I saw it for the same price. Climate 'Seenjonja'Tree low-growing; has a drooping crown. ‘Maharlika’ (no description available) has yielded 21 lbs/ acre (21 kg/ha) in the Philippines. in Malaya, can be fatal to rambutan trees if not controlled at the outset. Rind is thin, pliable, tough. Hard to get info on that. Wood: The tree is seldom felled. Spines are thick and short. I change names and don't make personal references as I've seen people take offense in the past. In Malaya, ‘Rambutan gading’ indicates a yellow type. There are several pathogens that attack the fruits and cause rotting under warm, moist conditions. In the ideal environment of Oriental Mindora Philippines, the average temperature year-round is about 81º F (27.3º C), relative humidity is 82%, rainfall 71 in (180 cm)-about 165 rainy days. Fruit ovoid, 1 1/5 in (3 cm) long, 3/4 in (2 cm) wide, with very fine, soft spines. Meaning, you can eat a lot! Exotic fruit of Southeast Asia. I bought two kilos for under $0.60. Yellow-fruited rambutans are called 'Atjeh koonig' in Batavia. There are many varietal technologies which were successfully transferred from neighboring countries like Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, and Vietnam to the Philippines. Fully saturated glycerides amount to 1.4%. Dr. J.J. Ochse described 6 named varieties in Indonesia: 'Lebakbooloos'a broad-topped tree with dark-red fruits having uncrowded spines 3/5 in (1.5 cm) long, and grayish-white, tough, subacid flesh 1/5 in (0.5 cm) thick, frequently difficult to separate from the seed and often takes pieces of the testa with it. 'Quirino'Yellowish with pinkish-red spines; small; flesh thick (32.78 % of fruit), juicy and sweet. That’s a strange looking fruit?! Mature Seematjan is reddish pink, egg shaped and weighs 35-48 grams. They are combined with the flesh and plenty of sugar for about 20 minutes, and 3 cloves may be added before sealing in jars. ... Rambutan. It looks like a spiky/hairy lychee fruit, and also tastes like one in the sense that it is a little bit sweet and a little bit sour. However, yield may vary from year to year. Yield; 440 lbs (200 kg) per tree at 8 years of age. Borne in large clusters of up to 85 fruits each. It’s even cheaper out in the countryside. I bought two kilos for under $0.60. Most of the cultivars are also selected for compact growth, reaching a height of only 3–5 m for easier harvesting. Well over 200 cultivars were developed from selected clones available throughout tropical Asia. In the Philippines has yielded on the average 41 lbs/acre (41 kg/ha). If the trees are set too close to each other, they will become overcrowded in a few years and production will be seriously affected. The one’s photographed here are from Davao, where it’s argued the best rambutan comes from in The Philippines. For further information please read my copyright statement. The Oriental fruit fly attacks very ripe fruits. The dry season should not last much over 3 months. Among the many "races" of rambutan in Malaya, the best "freestone" types are found in Penang. Rambutan trees to bear fruit well, they need deep soil, rich in organic matter or sandy clay loam and good drainage. Seedlings for use as rootstocks are taken from the seedbed after 45 days and transplanted into 1-quart cans with a mixture of 50% cured manure and later transferred to 5 gal containers. 'Baby Eulie'Light-red, very large, flesh thick (39.92% of fruit), soft, freestone. The chart by Reddit user “versonjohn” lists fruits that are ripe in particular months. Flesh clings firmly to the seed. Early in season (mid-July). One of my favorites!! Keeping Quality There are many different varieties of Rambutan. :), Subscribe & get a FREE copy of my photo-e-book, Over 162,000 monthly readers & 6,281+ subscribers. Just be careful you don’t leave it out too long! It needs good drainage. It’s even cheaper out in the countryside. The unpeeled rambutan fruit skin is red (like lychee), but the rambutan is also covered in distinct red, spiny hairs. The Philippines lies between 21°20’ north and 4°30’ north latitude and 116°55’ east and 126°36’ east longitude, in the ... and the informal seed system, which . On a trip to Iloilo City, we saw a big breadfruit tree. The mango twig-borer, Niphonoclea albata, occasionally appears on rambutan trees. Yellow-fruited rambutans are called ‘Atjeh koonig’ in Batavia. These 3 varieties are available in nurseries in the Philippines most particularly Rongrein. Flesh is dull, grayish-white, somewhat coarse and dry; clings to the testa which separates readily from the seed. Some fruits are being marketed in Costa Rica. There are 2 forms: 1) 'Seematjan besar' with small fruit, thin rind, spines fairly far apart; very sweet, somewhat coarse, fairly juicy flesh to which the coarse, fibrous testa tightly adheres; 2) 'Seematjan ketjil' (or 'Koombang')the fruit has soft, tough, and less sweet flesh to which the seed coat does not tightly adhere. The skin will start to dry. When heated, it becomes a yellow oil having an agreeable scent. Rambutan (Nephelium lappaceum) is believed to be native to Malaysia and Indonesia (hence its name being derived from the Malay word rambut or hair) and thrives in the Philippines in Mindanao, Palawan, ... Semathan and S2 varieties, the ones where the … While it is uncommon in the French West Indies and very rare on Reunion, in French Guyana, it is cultivated in the village of Cacao by a community originating from Laos, supplying the markets righ… :). Among the many “races” of rambutan in Malaya, … 'Seelengkeng'Tree low-growing with drooping crown. 'Victoria'Yellowish with red spines; rind thick; flesh thick, juicy, sweet, freestone. Premiere agricultural website in the Philippines www.agriculture.ph Please get in touch for further details. The spiky bits are not at all hard nor prickly. Marching is very effective onto 5- to 9-month-old seedlings of rambutan or of pulasan (N. mutabile L.) or N. intermedium Radlk., but is a rather cumbersome procedure. Seeds will germinate in 9 to 25 days, the earlier, the more vigor in the seedling. Lychee and Rambutan belong to the same family of … 'Laurel, Sr.'Pinkish-red, small; flesh thick (39.76% of fruit). Similar to a lychee, it has a sweet tasting white flesh attached to its big rounded seed. Fruits are dark-red with spines to 3/4 in (2 cm) long. In some varieties, the flesh is more clingstone than others. Other Uses I joke not. Origin and Distribution and that it is necessary to plant male trees with this cultivar. Many years ago, Arab traders introduced it into Zanzibar and Pemba. Flesh slightly glossy, tough, moderately sweet, and separates from the seed with a few particles of testa clinging to it. Ripens late in season. Ten of the best varieties in south-east Asia have been Alindog, Bituin, Dalisay, Divata, Maharlika, Marikit, Marilag, Paraluman, Seematjan, and Seenjonja. Food Uses 'Roxas'Dark-red; medium-sized; flesh thick (42.97% of fruit); juicy, sweet, adheres to seed. Full resolution photographs are available for sales, prints or for free depending on intended usage. Flesh thick (36.41% of fruit). (Get my ebook for free! One Philippine seedling orchard was found to have 67% male trees. Enjoy the Lychee! Observations of the bearing trees there and at the Arago Farm not far away, resulted in the selection of 21 clones which they classified into 4 groups according to fruit size: 1) very large, 14 or less per lb (31 or less/kg); 2) large, 15 to 16 per lb (32-36/kg); 3) medium, 17 to 19 per lb (37-41/kg); 4) small, 20 or more per lb (42 or more/kg). Patch-budding is preferred as having a much greater rate of success. It’s soft, juicy and quite sticky if you don’t wash it from you fingers. -yee- Maybe it’s the season that makes it so cheap. Further introductions were made in 1920 (from Indonesia) and 1930 (from Malaya), but until the 1950's its distribution was rather limited. Pests and Diseases Please take that into account. I want to document in writing & photography what's happening to me, and this journey as a whole. The tree does best on deep, clay-loam or rich sandy loam rich in organic matter, or in deep peat. Flesh yellowish-white, sweet, clings tightly to the thick testa which separates from the seed. The seeds are sometimes roasted and eaten in the Philippines, although they are reputedly poisonous when raw. This fruit is number 1! Probably native to Malaysia, it is exploited throughout the wet Asian tropics. Culture The name rambutan is derived from the word for hair in local languages. A native of Malaysia and the Philippines Rambutan require well drained soil high in organic matter, high rainfall and high temperatures. Recently introduced everywhere else, it is cultivated in particular in the American tropics, but also in Africa, Australia as well as Madagascar. Yield: 352 lbs (160 kg) per tree at 8 years of age. Years later in the 19th century, rambutan was introduced to Suriname in South America by the Dutch. I’m really surprised how cheap it is in Philippines. Medicinal Uses: The fruit (perhaps unripe) is astringent, stomachic; acts as a vermifuge, febrifuge, and is taken to relieve diarrhea and dysentery. The main characteristics of the 21 named selections are here summarized: 'Queen Zaida'Dark-red, oblong, medium-size; flesh thick (38.76% of fruit), sweet, juicy; freestone; 60% of fruits kept well for 2 weeks in cold storage. Rambutan. After 2 weeks of refrigeration at 60º F (15.56º C) 80% of the fruits were still in good condition. Is it the Java apple? Fruit flattened ellipsoid, about 2 in (5 cm) long, 1 1/2 in (4 cm) wide with slim spines 2/5 in (1 cm) long. The leaves are poulticed on the temples to alleviate headache. I've always loved it since I was a child, it grows extremely well in the Philippines. To get free my journals: please enter your email address here, This is an additional post and one of a series highlighting, Subscribe to my free newsletter now for updates. They also offer dishes from freshly picked local vegetables like pinakbet and dinengdeng. Burkill says that some rambutans are so sour that monkeys are reluctant to eat them. Rambutan are a tropical fruit similar to the lychee. Another exotic tropical fruit found in the Philippines is this red hairy fruit locally known as “Rambutan”. Yield: 176 lbs (80 kg) per tree at 6 years of age. This is an additional post and one of a series highlighting Great food from the Philippines. In Malaya, 'Rambutan gading' indicates a yellow type. The astringent bark decoction is a remedy for thrush. They are canned in sirup on a limited scale. Depending on the season or harvest, you can also get super juicy sweet rambutan which are really worth getting your hands on. After cooling, the testa is discarded and the seeds are boiled alone until soft. We had been unable to find one for sale. I do it whenever I can, and as fast as I can. The Philippines is a tropical country that produces lots of fruits. Ripens mid-to late October. This is arguably one of the best fruits around. Storing in sealed polyethylene bags at 40º F (10º C) and 95% relative humidity has preserved the fruits in fresh condition for 12 days. Then, too, hardly 5% of female trees give a profitable yield. But I also stumbled upon a chat room arguing about the rambutan's origin. Cagayan Valley. The Philippines is rich in seafood and Cagayan Valley offers the freshest fish, crabs, lobster, and others. The rambutan, Nephelium lappaceum, is a fruit considered exotic to people outside of its native range.To people of Malaysia, Thailand, the Phillippines, Vietnam, Borneo, and other countries of this region, the rambutan is a relatively common fruit the same way an apple is common to many people in cooler climates. 'Sectangkooweh'Tree broad-topped. Various rambutan cultivars were introduced from our neighboring countries like Malaysia and Indonesia, but only a few cultivars were eventually adopted in the Philippines. A serious disease, stem canker, caused by Fomes lignosus in the Philippines and Ophioceras sp. In the Philippines, the average production per tree of 21 selections was 264 lbs (120 kg) over a 4-year period, while the general average is only 106 lbs (48 kg). About 1960, 10 outstanding rambutans were selected in an evaluation of 100 seedling trees of the unsurpassed Indonesian 'Seematjan', also 'Seenjonja', 'Maharlika', 'Divata', 'Marikit', 'Dalisay', 'Marilag', 'Bituin', 'Alindog', and 'Paraluman'. lappaceum L.) is currently emerging as a high demand future fruit crops in world wide. Plant varieties from Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines can be found growing in Hawaii during the peak months of February and March, so get it while you can at various farmers markets across the state. Yield: 330 lbs (150 kg) per tree at 7 years of age. Yield Budded trees flower 2 1/2 to 3 years after planting in the field. Even though the fruit… Washed seeds will remain viable in moist sawdust, sphagnum moss or charcoal for 3-4 weeks, and some will even sprout in storage. Tree very low-growing, spreading. Looks like candy! Its tasty sweet fruit like lichi ... Australia. Rambutan, which comes from the Malay word rambut, meaning “hair,” is native to Southeast Asia. Breadfruit fruit. Popular varieties in Malaya include 'Chooi Ang', 'Peng Thing Bee', 'Ya Tow', 'Azimat', and 'Ayer Mas'. They found that all the 'Seematjan' flowers were hermaphrodite functioning as female (h.f.f.) From 1965 to 1967, agronomists at the College of Agriculture, University of the Philippines, studied the growth, flowering habits and yield of the Indonesian cultivars, 'Seematjan', 'Seenjonja', and 'Maharlika'. Irrigation is given as needed in dry seasons. If you have met me en route, please don't take offense if your name is not mentioned in my travel blog/journal. 'Magsaysay'Dark-red to near-black with dark-red spines; oblong, large; rind pliable; flesh thick (42.68% of fruit); juicy, sweet; freestone. Rambutan trees should be sheltered from strong winds which do much damage during the flowering and fruiting periods. ), Online Storage Hosting for Travelers: Why you need to do it, June 24th, 2010: Seven Posts To Read | Wandering Earl. Philippine agronomists apply 2.2 lbs (1 kg) ammonium sulfate together with 2.2 lbs (1 kg) complete fertilizer (12-24-12) per tree immediately after harvest and give the same amount of ammonium sulfate to each tree near the end of the rainy season. Next few weeks will tell ;). ;), i love rambutan !!! The fruit, or berry, is oval shaped and contains a single seed. Cleft-, splice-, and side-grafting are not too satisfactory. Nor a wild travel party. Tip: If you do go to a market and buy rambutan, make sure to keep it tied up in a plastic bag, and / or in the bathroom basin. 'Princess Caroline'Dark-red, small, rind pliable; flesh thick (44.14% of fruit); seeds small. Although I’d never heard of the air-conditioning trick, I’ll have to give that a try next time. Seeds were imported into the United States from Java in 1906 (SPI #17515) but the species is not grown in this country. Varieties. Rambutan is also a great thing to bring back to your guesthouse to get everyone smiling and thinking you are the nicest person of the day! The skin of the fruit will be reddish in colour. I am sure rambutan can grow in Brazil! The entire fruit cluster is cut from the branch by harvesters. Among the earliest transfers include rubber clones and rambutan varieties from Malaysia and Indonesia. In Malaya a preserve is made by first boiling the peeled fruit to separate the flesh from the seeds. The fruits must be handled carefully to avoid bruising and crushing, and kept dry, cool, and well-ventilated to delay spoilage. Few pests or diseases have been reported by rambutan growers. -Milt- Chohm-poo fruit? 'Governor Infantada'Oblong, very large; rind pliable; flesh thick (39.28% of fruit), juicy, sweet and slightly acid; adheres tightly to seed. It's all completely free, and a great way to travel along with me and stay up to date. Absolutely Delicious ! Fruits stand long-distance shipment. It is very rich in sugar, vitamin and mineral contents. Inside this there is a small soft wood like seed that is tasteless and should be spat out. Flowers of Rambutan: The flower of the Rambutan flower will be small in size; the flower will be 2.5 – 5 mm, which has apetalous, discoidal and borne with panicles of 15 cm – 30 cm. Just as it does the fruit inside is at its juiciest and sweetest! The rambutan (Nephelium lappaceum L.) is a tree of the Sapindaceae family, just like the litchi or longan. Outside the Rambutan fruit looks like a golf ball sized red & green porcupine. In the Philippines, flowering occurs from late March to early May and the fruits mature from July to October or occasionally to November. -Ivy- It’s good alright. My email subscription gives you a whole lot more: my photo book, back-story details not published here. Lychee, longan and rambutan are premier dessert fruit and are usually eaten fresh. 'Cruz' or 'Cruzas' (from Arago Farm)flesh medium-thick (26.15% of fruit). 'Arago' (from Arago Farm)flesh very thick (41.42% of fruit). All images and text are copyright protected. You might find this Travel Blog a little different to most. Origin and Distribution. A decoction of the roots is taken as a febrifuge. Weight loss has been reduced by packing in sawdust, or coating with a wax emulsion. Rambutan trees grow naturally in Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines and elsewhere in Southeast Asia. The rambutan is botanically named as Nephelium lappaceum. There are limited plantings in India, a few trees in Surinam, and in the coastal lowlands of Colombia, Ecuador, Honduras, Costa Rica, Trinidad and Cuba. In Malaya, the rambutan generally fruits twice a year, the first, main crop in June and a lesser one in December. Rambutan Varieties Plant only grafted rambutan from a superior variety. When I lived in Thailand I had a daily ritual that involved walking to a local market for a kilo of rambutan which I would eat during the morning. These ants are harmless and don’t bite. Cuttings have been rooted experimentally under mist and with the use of growth-promoting hormones, but this technique is not being practiced. In Malaya the dried fruit rind is sold in drugstores and employed in local medicine. However, it’s also widely cultivated in other tropical regions, such as Africa, the Caribbean, Mexico, India, Costa Rica Panama, Ecuador and the Philippines. In Java the tree is especially prone to attack by various insects. Kept well for 2 weeks at 60º F (15.56º C). Dimocarpus crinita Lour. A full length RSS feed is available to all, BUT I'd really recommend my free email subscription instead! Yum, yum. And, when I do get online it's not all about writing here. Many cultivars are present in the ASEAN region (Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, Thailand and Brunei Darussalam), the principle commercial cultivars are: 'Lebakbulus', 'Binjai', 'Simacan', and 'Rapiah' from Indonesia; 'R134', 'Gula Batu'(R3), 'Muar Gading'(R156), 'Khaw Tow Bak'(R160), 'Lee Long' (R161), and 'Daun Hijau'(R162) from Malaysia; 'Deli Cheng' and 'Jitlee' from Singapore; 'Seematjan', 'Seenjonja', and 'Mahalika' from the Philippines, … 'Osmeña, Sr.'Purple-red; medium-sized; flesh thick (38.90% of fruit); juicy, sweet; freestone. Today, Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia are considered the largest producers of rambutan. R5 is particularly superior in a number of ways. Yield: 330 lbs (150 kg) per tree at 6 years of age. Individual trees 8 years old or older have borne as much as 440 lbs (200 kg) one season and only 132 lbs (60 kg) the next. Some cultivars, as noted, keep better than others. A lot of what goes on here, is the raw reality of life. 'Seematjan'Tree has an open crown and long, flexible branches. NEW RAMBUTAN VARIETIES IDENTIFIED Rambutan (Nephelium lappaceum var. 'Ponderosa Ferreras' (from Arago, Farm)Crimson red with very prominent spines; very large; flesh thick (35.73% of fruit); juicy, sweet, freestone. The firm soft white rambutan fruit itself is quite sweet and not so filling. Varieties Rambutan is a cross-pollinated crop, resulting to a large genetic variation with numerous varieties over generations. i think we need to plan a trip. But in the mouth it stays fresh and is very palatable. We had long wanted to have a breadfruit tree on our lot as they are an exceptionally beautiful tree, with big multi-lobe leaves. In Oriental Mindoro Province, if the budding is done in the month of May, they can achieve 83.6% success; if done in June and July, 82%. not had it YET!!! Yield: 303 lbs (138 kg) per tree at 6 years of age. Early in season. The fruit are usually sold fresh, used in making jams and jellies, or canned. 'Santan' (from Arago Farm)Flesh thick (34.26% of fruit). It is no surprise then that people warmly received a post on Reddit that featured a seasonal chart of the country’s most popular fruits.. Early in season. As a tasty sweet snack it’s one of the best little fruits you can find on the side of many a road. Rambutan is originated in the Malayan archipelago, which includes Indonesia, Malaysia and Southern Thailand. 'Santo Tomas'Yellowish-pink with reddish-pink, soft spines. Light pruning is done only to improve the form of the tree and strengthen it. There they assembled 360 trees of which 140 were found to be bearing in 1960 and 196 (mostly males) were non-bearing. 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