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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 an edible fruit. Being an evergreen plant, it will keep its leaves throughout the year. Normally grows with a tree habit.

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How to grow Jackfruit

Growing Jackfruit from seed

Transplanting Jackfruit

Companion plants for Jackfruit

These plants have been known to grow well alongside Jackfruit so consider planting:

Repellent plants for Jackfruit

These plants will not grow well with Jackfruit so avoid planting these within close proximity:

Common Jackfruit problems

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

Jackfruit Etymology

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

Other names for Jackfruit


Jackfruit care instructions

How long does Jackfruit take to grow?

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Popular varieties of Jackfruit

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