So confused…

In a previous post, I mentioned how Mother Nature is so confused these days that one of my neighbour’s quinee tree is flowering while the other one is bearing fruit already.

Well, the other day, I discovered that the rambutan tree in my garden is undergoing the same dilemma. On one hand, it is already bearing fruit…

Rambutans

…and on the other, it is flowering…

Rambutan flowers

…and it is the one and the same tree.

Rambutan fruits & flowers

The weather has been very hot and dry lately and what I am afraid is that as a result of the aridity and scorching heat, the rambutans may turn black and dry up and eventually drop off the tree. I did notice that happening to some of them already.

We do get rain occasionally and when the rain comes, it is extremely heavy with strong wind and violent thunderstorms. On other days, it would be so very hot and this will drag on for days on end…and it certainly does not help one bit that some people see it fitting to seize the opportunity to burn whatever they may have in their garden. Consequently, it may get very hazy at times until the rain comes to wash it all away.

With such unpredictable conditions, I am not certain whether I will be able to see the rambutans ripen and whether there will be any for us to eat eventually.

My rambutans
*recycled pic*

That, we will just have to wait and see…

Author: suituapui

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22 thoughts on “So confused…”

  1. Ahhhhh… rambutan… my maternal grandmother used to have a few rambutan trees in her garden, and the rambutans are very ‘lekang’. Very nice to eat… I used to climb the tree and eat rambutans up there with my cousins, and gets into deep trouble for being unladylike.

    We lived in a house with a HUGE garden with no less than half a dozen rambutan trees of this type and a couple of others plus all the other kinds of fruits trees. Maybe that’s why I’m not keen on most fruits. Had enough when I was small…and the chore of mowing the lawn was enough to drive me off big gardens for life.

  2. wow rambutan trees in your garden! wat else do u have there? durians and mangoes? ๐Ÿ˜€

    There was a mango tree when we moved in but the neighbour’s mum complained of red ants and her grandchildren were all bitten and I had that removed. Wanted to get rid of it anyway as it was blocking the streetlight. There were two huge local mango trees (quinee) that got infested by bees so I had the two removed too and now there’s the rambutan tree left at the back, growing very well…

  3. Yeah, weather a bit ‘siao’ these days. Making plants and people a bit ‘siao’ also.

    Yalor…some days so hot I would feel like my head would explode…and then on other days, there would be sever thunderstorms and heavy downpour. So unpredictable. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  4. Blame it on the broadband the downloading of rambutans too slow..ooops Bananaz lagi confused.

    So you’re sowing your seeds and bearing fruits everywhere lah? LOL!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  5. Cikgu, then you will get to eat the rambutans every now and then! By the time that side ripens, the other side will begin to bear fruits… .so nice!

    Hopefully, it works out that way…but I think they need different type of weather for flowering and fruiting and ripening – now all kelam kabut, so not sure whether there’ll be any to eat or not… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  6. wow, rambutan tree.

    Oh, flowering and fruiting cannot happen at the same time eh? Now I know, sorry, poor knowledge in this.

    I always tell people, the end of the world is coming. So we should party whole day whole night everyday!!

    In the past, all the trees would flower around the same time…and bear fruits and ripen around the same time too – not anymore. These days, it may happen at any time.. Last time, around the end of the year…and that was the time when a lot of people would fall sick – too heaty, eating too many of those fruits – durians, rambutrans, mata kucing, dabai…all the fruits all out at the same time.

  7. Eh, tolong lar ‘mandikan’ sikit the rambutan tree tu sikit. Then at least not so bad. You know what, I really think that not only you cat your rumah to sambut me but even the trees too…hahaha. By the time I tiba Sibu, it will be just nice for me to petik those buahs. So sayang you tebang pokok kuini…nowadays so susah to find kuini in the market. Dolu-dolu, kat my belakang rumah got this huge kuini tree. But so sayang as most of the buah will busuk because of insects. Got pokok sentul also and a few mango trees, rambutan trees, ciku (huge tree with huge fruits), cermai, kedondong, mata kucing, longan etc. Last time tak minat all these fruits but dah tua-tua ni,naik yau-kui pulak…hahaha.
    Don’t forget to mandikan the rambutan tree,ah!

    Sure, sure…everyday mandi two times…once in the morning and once in the evening…and yes, I think they will ripen around the time when you come so you should have the chance to try MY rambutans – nice, fleshy and juicy. Slurps!!!! And I’m talking about the fruits in the tree, by the way. Muahahahahaha!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ Quinee in Sibu, my sis saw at the market that day – RM10 a kg! Gosh! If only I had not got rid of my trees, I would be able to make quite a lot of money, I’m sure… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    1. If I am in FB, I sure “LIKE” Shereen comment ๐Ÿ˜›

      when young am not really crazy about rambutan but now syok wanna eat. That day RM6 /kg also went and bought

      RM6 a kg!!!! Ummmm….sorry, Shereen – no rambutans when you come. *skips away singing, “To market, I will go…To market I will go!” Muahahahahaha!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

      1. sori la…now the rambutan turun harga to rm10 for 3kg. The RM6/kg was around 1mth ago.

        Phew!!! What a relief! Now, Shereen can have rambutans to eat when she comes. LOL!!!

      2. my “dat day” usually ranges btwn a few days ago to about 3-4wks ” LOL

        Women’s way of speaking. “Not much” can be quite much, “quite cheap” can be quite expensive etc… LOL!!!

  8. at my former place, we had rambutan tree too. so nice!

    Not anymore? So these days, you will have to buy, I guess… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  9. oooh… hopefully your hard work will bear fruits! Don’t forget to send some rambutans to me! hehehe

    Come! Come and get it…or if I happen to go to KL at the time, no problem at all.

  10. We used to have a rambutan tree at the back of our house. I never really liked it though, the fruit I mean.

    I much prefer the kuinin (the fruit that looks like a mango, but tastes different) tree we used to have before it grew too tall and we had to cut it down (safety hazard).

    Good luck with your rambutans! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I guess you’re talking about the fruits? Hehehehehehe!!!! Ya, same with my quinees – grown taller than the house and they say it’s a lightning hazard. Sigh…RM10 a kg – we would have been able to make quite a bundle from the fruits.

  11. Global warming ay?! SO hard to predict harvests in the equator nowadays.
    I miss eating the local Indonesia rambutan, my grandpa have a few dozens of these trees. My car would always get swamped with rambutan and ants everytime I pay him a lil visit annually.

    Wow! Your grandpa had a few dozens? Mine had a dozen at least but we did not have that many ourselves, around 8…I think. Yes, my rambutan tree is often infested with ants. I remember once I was so tired of plucking the fruits – getting rid of the ants was so tedious so I asked the garden to help himself to all and take them home. Imagine he had to carry the fruits all the way home tucked in between his legs on his motorcycle. LOL!!! He told me later that he had to stop a few times to get rid of the ant in his pants… ๐Ÿ˜€ Ya…global warming, that’s the root cause. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  12. Wah, the trees biological cycle go crazy liao! What happened, you gave them STP baja asli kah? ha ha ha!

    Hahahaha!!!! Must be. You see the leaves so green… So very fertile! LOL!!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  13. love rambutan! home at kk got rambutan tree! but dat day my boss gv me a big plastic of rambutan, eric’s mom asked me not to eat since im having sore throat, i ate one n the next day my throat really get worst. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ bad rambutan!! lol

    Ya…all these fruits – durians, rambutans, mangoes, mata kucing…all heaty! Not good… Even if healthy, must not eat too much.

  14. These rambutan tree reminds me of my childhood, used to climb up these tree with my big brother thn got bitten by those kerengga… ouch… those good old days!

    Ya…the good old days indeed. Many living in the cities now would not even know what the tree looks like. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  15. Rambutan, i love rambutan! Now in season, i can see rambutans everywhere..time to get some for my boys. They just ask about rambutans yesterday!

    Ok, time to ask your neighbour to throw some “quini” to you, so i can have it when i am back!

    No more! That day, THREE dropped…then a friend dropped by to give me some kacang ma that he cooked…and I had nothing to “balas”…so I gave all three to him. LOL!!! Rambutans not ripe yet… Let’s see if any more quinee dropping in the next few days. LOL!!!

  16. I missed those days even more when I see these green unripe rambutans! Tks for sharing these great pics! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    I guess you do not get to see them in the big city. Gave some to a friend…and his 4-year old son said,”Oh! So this is what a rambutan looks like!” And that’s here…what more to say those living in the cities…

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