Rambutan (Nephilium lappaceum)—
The rambutan is a lychee relative grown commercially in many parts of Southeast Asia for its sweet, mildly subacid, refreshing fruits.
The skin of the fruit is covered with soft spines ranging in color from red, pink, or yellow.
Many cultivars from Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, and the Philippines have been introduced and are fruiting in Hawaii.
The rambutan requires a moist, humid, wind protected, and well draining area to be grown successfully in Hawaii.