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Artocarpus heterophyllus

Jackfruit is a member of the Artocarpus family. Its botanical name is Artocarpus heterophyllus. The scientific name epithet heterophyllus means 'with leaves of different kinds'.

Related to the mulberry this fruit can attain weight from 30 to 40 pounds. The inside is very aromatic. The skin is spiky and green.

Jackfruit grows as an evergreen and is a flowering edible fruit / ornamental. Being an evergreen plant, it will keep its leaves throughout the year. Normally grows with a tree habit. This plant tends to bloom in early spring, followed by first harvests in late summer. Try planting Jackfruit if you'd like to attract butterflies, bees and birds to your garden.

Philippines is believed to be where Jackfruit originates from.

Jackfruit tends to need a moderate amount of maintenance, so ensuring that you are aware of the soil, sun, ph and water requirements for this plant is quite important to ensure you have a happy and healthy plant.

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

How to grow Jackfruit

  • Full Sun

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  • Partial Sun

  • Medium

Warm soil in mild climate.

Plant in a location that enjoys full sun / partial sun and remember to water moderately. Use Zone 10 - Zone 14 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Jackfruit needs a clay, loamy and silty soil with a ph of 5.56 to 6.8 (weakly acidic soil). Jackfruit is generally regarded as a half hardy plant, so remember to protect this plant from frosts and low temperatures.

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

Growing Jackfruit from seed

Seeds germinates easily in moist soils or sorroundings.

For optimal germination, soil temperature should be a minimum of 20°C / 68°F.

Transplanting Jackfruit

Fully grown jackfruit can be transplanted in clayloam soils rich in organic matter.planting is done on early summer.

Jackfruit is half hardy, so ensure you wait until all danger of frost has passed in your area before considering planting outside - as a guideline, the minimum temperature outside should be approximately 20°C / 68°F.

Harvesting Jackfruit

Ripe fruits emits aromatic odor,usually skin has cracks showing yellow pulps of fruit.young green fruit can be boiled and remove skin,slice and eaten with soy sauce vinegar dippings.

Common Jackfruit problems

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

Fungi in young fruits.

Jackfruit Etymology

The botanical epithet is from the Latin heterophyllus meaning “with leaves of different kinds”

Other names for Jackfruit

Jakfruit, Nangka,Langka

Jackfruit care instructions

How long does Jackfruit take to grow?

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