Rambutan. Nephelium lappaceum. Native to Malaysia and the Indonesian archipelago, rambutans are cousins to the more popular lychee. Inside it’s hairy, dull spines and coarse skin is a white translucent flesh that usually bites crisp, juicy and sweeter than lychees. The more common variety are red, but there are also yellow ones that are far sweeter.
The Northern Territory kicks off in November/ December, while the Queensland season starts in mid/late February. The Aussie grown rambutans selected are usually a firm crisp, sweet quality rambutan signalling the tropical fruit season has begun!
2019 NT rambutan season will run until January 2020, before supply swaps over to the Queensland rambutans in February/March.
Pre-order now, and you’ll be contacted when supply is in Sydney, and you order is available for pick-up. Usually fresh arrivals from NT are on a Monday or Thursday. Queensland supply arrives intermittently through the week.