My Rambutan seeds are sprouting!!!
I bought four Rambutans and after eating them, I decided to sprout them. First I scrubed the seeds clean and then I placed two on paper towel and wet it with diluted tea. The other two I placed them in peat soil mix and watered them with the rest of the tea. That was on Sunday and today when I went to check ... tada one of them on paper is beginning to sprout! I went to check the other two in the pots. One of them in the pots is also starting to sprout. So, they both sprout at the same time whether on paper towel or in the soil. I heard they prefer acidic soil and that was why I tried tea on them and it seems to have worked.
Now I'm really excited and can't wait to see how they will grow. Has any one of you succeeded sprouting from seeds and have grown them into bigger plants and even reaching the fruiting stage? I don't know the quality of seedlings verses grafted trees. There's the question of male and female plants. How do I know what I get when I sprout these seeds. In any case, one thing for sure is I'm going to try to get some more rambutans and sprout a bunch of them just in case some don't make it. I hope I'm not happy too soon, but when they grow some leaves, I'll try to take some pictures.
Share your success stories if you have any and also any advice/suggestion about how to handle them from here on will be greatly appreciated.