Hairy Asian Fruit: Rambutan

Why is it that Asian fruit is just so strange looking? This is called Rambutan from Southeast Asia. The outer skin is almost leathery and the spines are piable, plasticy. Maybe whoever inveted velcro stumbled upon a basket of Rambutan. The texture of the fruit is firm, slightly crisp/crunchy, juicy with hints of melon, honey and very similar to Lychee. …