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About Filosan Friuts
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About Filosan Friuts(Nephelium mutabile)

The pulasan, Nephelium mutabile Blume (family Sapindaceae), is a tropical fruit closely allied to the rambutan and sometimes confused with it. It has various common names, including pulasan in English, Spanish and Malay, kapulasan in Indonesia, ngoh-khonsan in Thailand, and bulala or panungayan in the Philippines. The fruit is ovoid, 5-7.5 cm long, dark red, with its thick, leathery rind closely set with conical, blunt-tipped tubercles or thick, fleshy, straight spines, which are up to 1 cm long.

Within is the glistening, white or yellowish-white flesh (aril) to 1 cm thick, more or less clinging to the thin, grayish-brown seedcoat (testa) which separates from the seed. The flavour is generally much sweeter than that of the rambutan. Filosan Friut plants in keralais now available in our farms.

Mature Width : 20-25 ft.

Spacing : 26 to 33 feet

Growth Rate : 7 years

Drought Tolerance : Good

Harvest Time : various

Fruit Color : Red

Year to Bear : 3 to 5 years

Chill Hours : 32F - 45F