It's Rambutan season again and the tree at my backyard started to bear the fruit few weeks ago. Rambutan in Indonesian or Malay means hairy or in this context, hairy fruit caused by the "hair" which covers this fruit
The young unripe rambutan fruit is green in colour. It's a presage of what to be expected in about 2 weeks time.
There is a second species which is known as "wild" rambutan, a little smaller than the usual red variety and is coloured yellow.
It's quite easy to peel of the skin and can be easily done by using the fingers. The flesh is translucent, whitish with a sweet , mildly acidic flavour.
The seed (after the flesh had been eaten) is glossy brown with a white basal scar