Rambutan fails to bear fruits? Here are some tips
Rambutan is one of the fruits that has high demand in the market. It also fetches good price. However, some rambutan trees fail to bear fruits even after blooming. This can be due to many reasons.
There are male and female varieties in Rambutan trees. Only female trees bear fruits. So, the saplings produced from seeds are not good for propagation. Instead, we can use top quality budded saplings.
Budded saplings start blooming in three years of planting and give high yield within 6-8 years, if maintained properly. It is ideal to keep a distance of 40 feet between the rambutan plants in the climate of Kerala.
Rambutan is a plant that grows well in organic farming method. The best way to ensure production and improve yield, is to plant budded or grafted saplings of rambutan. The months from June to November are ideal for rambutan cultivation.
The tree requires shade upto 3 years of planting. After 3 years, it requires sunlight in plenty. Rambutan cannot be chosen for multiple cropping, as its yield is based on the availability of sunlight.