Artocarpus heterophyllus Lam.

Jack Fruit


Origin: Southeast Asia

The jackfruit tree produces huge fruits weighing up to 40lbs (14kg), which hang directly on the trunk and large branches (the flowers are cauliflory). The fruit can be consumed both raw and in cooked dishes. The tastiest part to eat is the soft yellow sweet flesh surrounding the seeds; however the fibrous tissue forming the bulk of the fruit can also be eaten. It flowers and fruits continuously.


Tree                                                                        Fruit