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Pulasan

Nephelium mutabile

a.k.a. Poolasan

Delicious fruit, sweeter than the rambutan and lychee, but very rare outside of southeast Asia.

Seed Availability

Seeds are not available for the Pulasan. Please visit our seed store to view current selections. Seeds were last available in November 2013.

Description

Not available.

Hardiness

Not frost hardy. Unknown exact hardiness.

Growing Environment

An ultra-tropical species, needing lots of water for much of the year, and a humid climate.

Propagation

Sometimes by seeds which can be either male or female, but there are a number of named varieties propagated by grafting and air layering.

Uses

Fruits are eaten fresh.

Native Range

Native to Western Malaysia. Cultivated in parts of southeast Asia but rarely elsewhere.

Related Species

Sapindaceae  
Blighia sapida
Akee
Dimocarpus didyma
Alupag
Dimocarpus longana
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Litchi chinensis
Lychee
Melicoccus bijugatus
Mamoncillo
Nephelium echinulatum
Nephelium echinulatum
Nephelium lappaceum
Rambutan
Nephelium maingayi
Nude Rambutan
Nephelium mutabile
Pulasan
Nephelium uncinatum
Hooked Rambutan
Nephelium xerospermoides
Hairless Rambutan
Paullinia cupana
Guarana
Saponaria detergens
Soap Nut
Talisia esculenta
Belizian Genip