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Artocarpus altilis

Breadfruit is part of the Artocarpus genus and its scientific name is Artocarpus altilis. It is a flowering edible fruit and is treated mainly as a perennial, so it grows best over a period of time (3 years and greater). Normally reaching to a mature height of 58.50 feet (18.00 metres). Expect harvests to start to occur in late summer.

Breadfruit is great for inexperienced gardeners and those that like low maintainance gardens.

This plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Breadfruit have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Breadfruit

  • Full Sun

    OR +
  • Partial Sun

  • High

Propagation is by root cuttings and air layering .

Position in a full sun / partial sun location and remember to water often. Use Zone 10 - Zone 11 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Breadfruit requires a soil ph of 6.1 - 7.4 meaning it does best in weakly acidic soil - weakly alkaline soil.

See our list of companion Plants for Breadfruit to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing Breadfruit from seed

Transplanting Breadfruit

Common Breadfruit problems

These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Breadfruit plants:

Other names for Breadfruit


Breadfruit care instructions

How long does Breadfruit take to grow?

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Popular varieties of Breadfruit

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