Jackfruit

  • Scientific name: Artocarpus heterophyllus

 

  • Place of origin: South India
     
  • Description: Woody tall tree reaching to 18m. Mature tree bears fruit directly on the trunk and branches. The length of the maturing fruit can reach a foot or more.
     
  • Grow best: In tropical conditions, in any well-draining soil with adequate watering.
     
  • Use: The immature raw fruit can be cooked into curries or kurmas minus the tough exterior skin. The mature fruit yields individual fruit segments which are very sweet when eaten but also make excellent chips and jam. Besides  the seeds are also edible when cooked.
     

 

Gardening Tips: Necessary pruning but otherwise easy to care for.