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.
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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.
Seeds germinates easily in moist soils or sorroundings.For optimal germination, soil temperature should be a minimum of 20°C / 68°F.
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.
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.
These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Jackfruit plants:
Fungi in young fruits.