Artocarpus Heterophyllus (Jackfruit)

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Description

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Artocarpus Heterophyllus (Jackfruit) is a large handsome tree that can reach 70 feet (21.34 m) in height. In cultivation, it can reach 70 feet in height (21.34 m). It has a straight trunk with an irregular to rounded dense crown. Also, its dark green, glossy, leathery leaves are oblong to elliptical in shape. The leaves are 4 to 6 inches long. Furthermore, the flowers are borne on the trunk (cauliflory).  These flower heads of male and female blooms measure  1 to 4 by 1 inches long. Jackfruit’s fruit is the largest borne on trees, up to 36 by 20 inches long and weighing up to 80 pounds. All parts of the tree contain a sticky latex.

The fruit’s exterior is green and warty, the interior contains an edible yellow pulp and large light brown edible (1 x 3/4 inches) seeds. Jackfruit is a common home garden tree in the tropics and the fruits have wide use in Asian culture. Feel free to use the seeds for propagation. Jackfruit wood has numerous uses. 

In cultivation, Artocarpus Heterophyllus (Jackfruit) prefers deep rich soils, well drained and loose textured. As an ornamental, it is suitable for larger gardens. It has been used in parks due to its attractive foliage and unusual showy fruit tree.

Additional information

Common Name

Jackfruit

Florida Native

No, Not FL Native

Origin

Southwest Asia

Flowering Season

Continous

Salt Tolerance

Moderate Salt Tolerance

Growth Rate

Medium to Fast Growth Rate

Light Requirements

Full Sun or Partial Shade

Flower Color

Inconspicous

Shape

Canopy

Plant Type

Evergreen

Gallons

25 gal., 50 gal., 65 gal., 100 gal., 200 gal., 300 gal.