Seed Germination Guide:
These ‘recalcitrant’ seeds are extremely sensitive to death via dessication (drying). These fruits are available most of the year, but sometimes there are supply gaps which can for possibly weeks affect order shipment status (far less of an issue than with say Lychee). The fruit ‘casings’ aren’t strikingly attached to the seeds (as with say the hard-shell Miracle Fruit seeds), but it can be easy to accidentally damage the inner (single) seed in each fruit (as the fruit doesn’t just pop off the seed like with Longan). Having more than one potential seed recruit is ideal, and regardless they need to be planted immediately. This isn’t to say that its some impossibly tedious ordeal in obtaining a worthwhile seed, its just that these facts should be in mind assuming you intend to hope to sprout some plants and get the most out of your investment.
Rambutan Research Data Links:
Plant Germplasm (definition):
Bing Images – Biodiversity International – Dave’s Garden – Ecocrop – Encyclopedia of Life – Extension – Google Scholar – Hardy Tropical Plants – Heal With Foods – iTi Tropicals – Nutritioulicious – Plantwise – PubMed.gov – USDA – Wikipedia – World Agroforestry – Youtube Videos
Any portion of genetic material that can be grown into a live plant. Examples include seeds, stem cuttings (via many methods including air layering), root cuttings, root divisions (multiplication via division), leaf cuttings, leaf fragments (in tissue culture), rooted nodes (vines), “eyes” (offshoots from potato tubers), cacti pieces, etc. The term germplasm can also be used to describe a collection of genetic resources for an organism such as as a seed collection or, for trees, a nursery.
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