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Closely related to the lychee nut.  It has soft red “hair like” spines that grow from its exterior.  Rambut means hairs in Malay.  The fresh fruit is translucent, whitish or very pale pink, with a sweet, mildly acidic flavor.  There are seeds inside which are not typically eaten raw (they can be cooked).

Growing Area 
Thailand
Handling and Storage 
An indicator of quality is how easily the flesh detaches from the seed.
Availability 
July – October (peak season is August)

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