Rambutan: A fruit that may disappear
Effects of a rising temperature
If temperatures continue to rise, rambutan may cease to grow. Rambutan is grown in tropical climates of 72° F to 86° F. However, this fruit is very sensitive to temperatures below 50° F. If global temperatures were to either increase or decrease in the upcoming century, rambutan may negatively be affected and will not meet the conditions to grow.
Another important thing to note is that rambutan trees in the wet zone require “3-4 weeks of dry spell during February for flower development and primordial initiation” Climatenet. However, due to the changing climate patterns, occurances of rain during February have deprived the development process of rambutan which causes the loss of flowering in late March.