Nephelium mutabile ~PULASAN~ Ultra Tropical Fruit Tree Bulala LIVE RARE SEEDLING

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Fruit Tree

Nephelium matubile

Native to the western lowlands of Malaysia, Indonesia

Pulasan, originated from Malaysia, is very rare once out of South-east Asia, other than the Philippines. This punk rock crew-cut fruit, is the cousin of the hairy Rambutan.

Very tropical Pulasan, One of the most exotic looking fruits and closely related to the Rambutan.

You are bidding on 1 live seedling about 6-12 inches tall with 2-6 leaves.

Similar Pulasann seedling offered for sale


Nephelium matubile

Healthy & Fresh

Inflorescence: Branched, 2" fruit, borne in terminal clusters of 10-12.


Salt Tolerance: Moderate

prefers high humidity and rainfall

Uses: suitable for  unique colorful fruit specimen.

Height: 25 to 35 feet

USDA hardiness zones: 10B through 11

Cold Hardiness: 32-36ºs F

 These plants are less than 1 year old. The petioles (leaf stems) and the leaves are a glossy green.  

Ready to plant in a 1 gallon container.

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 Prized for its exceptional juicy-sweet texture, Rambutan flavor is really quite subtle. The large seed has an almond-like taste. The tree is large and attractive, with a branched trunk and densely foliated with pinnate leaves. The 2" fruit, borne in terminal clusters of 10-12, resembles a chestnut burr in appearance. It is usually bright red when ripe, sometimes orange, with the skin covered with soft, fleshy spines. The flesh is white, adhering to a flattened seed, whose flavor varies from sweet to sub-acid.

Nephelium mutabile is its scientific name. In Malay, buah means fruit, and pulasan means twisting. It is because this fruit is usually opened through the act of twisting the fruit with both hands in opposite directions (clockwise and counterclockwise), an action similar to wringing a wet cloth of water, thus the name pulasan. It is called ngoh-khonsan in Thailand, and bulala in the Philippines.

Pulasan, Nephelium natubile


The inner fruit resembles the Lychee which is in the same botanical family. The structure internally is quite similar, with a single central inedible seed and edible white flesh wrapped around it but the skin is the part that makes the Pulasan so distinctive in appearance. Other members of the same botanical family, the Sapindaceae, include the longan (Dimocarpus longan), the canepa or mamoncillo (Melicoccus bijugatus), the Rambutan (Nephelium lappaceum), and guaraná (Paullinia cupana).



      Pulasan trees fruit twice a year, yielding crops beginning late June and August and in December and January. Growing seasons vary, however, in each of the tropical countries where it flourishes. Truly tropical, Pulasan trees love warm humid climates.  The also make great potted plants for indoors for those who live in non-tropical areas.

            The Pulasan, Nephelium mutubile, is a fruit considered exotic to people outside of its native range. To people of Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Bali, and other countries of this region, the rambutan is a relatively common fruit the same way an apple is common to many people in cooler climates.

Pulasan, Nephelium natubile

Exotic Fruit

Indigenous to the Malayan archipelago

   Pulasan, is way under-rated. As compared to the rambutan, it is bigger, sweeter and the flesh does not stick to the seed. Moreover, the seeds are edible. But surprisingly, not much is known about this exotic fruit.

       Eating style is exactly the same as eating the rambutan. Just use both your thumbs to prise it open. The leathery skin is soft but it is thicker and slightly harder to tear it apart. Pop the white, translucent flesh into your mouth or just bite it from your hand.

The rind is usually red to reddish-black. The flesh is sweet and slightly juicy, plus the seed is edible and tastes like almond. I would prefer this fruit anytime over the Rambutan and it is accordingly priced priced higher.

This Exotic Fruit prefers full sun but do best on deep soils that are high in organic matter and thrive on hilly terrain as they require good drainage.

 Evergreen Pulasan trees with their abundant colored fruit make beautiful landscape specimens.         

Trees grown from seed can bear after 5-6 years.


Prized for its exceptional juicy-sweet texture

Of the botanical family, Sapindaceae it is also known by the botanic name

Nephelium matubile.


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         As each order is packed and prepared separately you will pay the quoted S/H charges individually per item. If you buy the same species in that item it does calculate out the discount (i.e.: additional item $7.61). My stores' combined shipping is built in for same items rather than a varied selection. S/H includes postage, USDA certification and inspection, proper packing and delivery to Airport for prompt delivery. I can't really change any of these. If you want one of this and one of that, it is hard to discount much as each different species requires it's own prep, packing, then at USDA each has to be unwrapped and inspected then repacked. USDA requires me to clean and prepare every last piece before we drive them to the Inspection Station on the other side of the island. It takes my wife and I, a day to pack items and get ready to ship. The whole next day we drive around the island and get inspected (2-3 hours), then drive to the Airport Post Office to drop off. It takes the same work with the same type item if you can understand.


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