Days of Grace

First Fruit

Yippee!!!  We have our first rambutan fruit!  After planting it almost 9 years ago!?….that is a rather long wait before bearing fruit right? Ok la, got to admit, we don’t have green fingers and no matter what we did (putting fertilizers made from goat waste etc) nothing seemed ‘fruitful’.

Now thanks to our able helpers who have green fingers and without fertilizers the tree fruited!  They have been helping to maintain our garden and taking care of the fruit trees thus the fruits!  They tasted it and had to climb to plucked the fruits for us. Oh really thank God for them…bless them… hahaha….it is indeed a blessing to have them around.  Will be bringing some ‘first fruits’ to bible study to share with the group!

Hmmm!!…its nice…sweet enough and the flesh of the fruit doesn’t stick to the layer of skin covering the seed neither does the skin tears off too much from the seed….get what I am trying to describe here?

rambutans from our tree


Hope to have more fruits from the other trees that we have in the garden!….mangoes, longans, pomeloes, mandarins…yummy!

*rambutans is a local Malaysian fruit, below as described in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary:- Ram*bu”tan\, n. [Malay ramb[=u]tan, fr. rambut hair of the head.] (Bot.) A Malayan fruit produced by the tree Nephelium lappaceum, and closely related to the litchi nut. It is bright red, oval in shape, covered with coarse hairs (whence the name), and contains a pleasant acid pulp. Called also ramboostan.

p/s  sorry dear readers, the picture is blur…took the shot with my handphone.

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30 September, 2008 - Posted by | Home | ,

10 Comments »

  1. Just seeing the picture of the rambutans brings back great memories of my childhood in Malaysia.

    nancy said: Hi! Welcome to my blog!
    I am glad that you had great childhood memories over here 🙂

    Comment by deliveryqueen | 30 September, 2008 | Reply

  2. Looks so sweet and tempting!

    nancy said: Oh it is pleasantly sweet!…heeheehe I don’t know why I am so pleased 🙂

    Comment by Adino | 30 September, 2008 | Reply

  3. Wahhhhh !!! Will be having it at bible study tonight ??? MY FAVOURITE FRUIT !!!! or rather one of it…heehee my favoourite fruits are Guava ( Jambu Batu ) , Mango and Rambutan !!! heehee glad you have fruits on the tree …hope you get more 🙂

    nancy said: Yup, hopefully your Ee can pick them up from my house, I am unwell so will skip B.S.
    Yes, I hope to have more too! 🙂

    Comment by meiyen1990 | 30 September, 2008 | Reply

  4. Hello auntie Nancy, where’s my durian? one of my favourite fruit tho I’m NOT allowed to eat too many…:(

    nancy said: Your favorite, but my least liked fruit…how? Sorry garden no durian tree! 😛

    Comment by blossom | 30 September, 2008 | Reply

  5. Boo boo boo auntie Nancy, where’s my durian? one of my favourite fruit tho I’m NOT allowed to eat too many…:(

    nancy said: Err again, garden has not thorny fruit tree but got hairy fruit tree. 😉

    Comment by blossom | 30 September, 2008 | Reply

  6. Oh dear what did I just do? My Apple going crazy!!!

    nancy said: Your Apple had too much durian!!! 😛

    Comment by blossom | 30 September, 2008 | Reply

  7. Those rambutans look yummy.Iwish I was there to eat them ,but so sad I did not come on that day.inever knew that you had a rambutan tree. I think I can guess where the fertelizer came from It was from your dog right? Who put it at the tree you or Jordan or Joshua?

    nancy said: Hi Princess! Those rambutans are quite yummy…the fertilizer didn’t come from Husky…heeheehe 😛

    Comment by charity | 30 September, 2008 | Reply

  8. Thank for the fruits, tasted it after bible class. It was good.

    nancy said: Thank you Pastor Lim…I like it as it wasn’t too sweet…just pleasantly sweet!

    Comment by LYC | 30 September, 2008 | Reply

  9. Yes came here again to thank you for the Ram-bu-tan…It was delicious !! And very sweet. and yr right, the skin of the seed doesn’t really stick to the flesh and therefore very easy to eat 🙂 hmm I guess only ppl who are fond of ram-bu-tan know what I’m talking about.

    nancy said: You are welcomed! There is a term for that but I don’t know it in english. 🙂

    Comment by meiyen1990 | 30 September, 2008 | Reply

  10. guess i missed it again huh?

    nancy said: Nope…there are some high up on the tree…just got to find a way to pluck them. Will leave some for you ya 🙂

    Comment by Walltalker | 2 October, 2008 | Reply


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