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Jackfruit Artocarpus heterophyllus Lam., Artocarpus integrifoliu

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Artocarpus heterophyllus Lam., Artocarpus integrifolius Auct., A. integra Merr., Moraceae, jakfruit, jak, jaca, jaqueira, Jackfruit, Jackfruit tree,. Native to India and Malaysia, this attractive large tree has glossy, dark green leaves and produces a very large, oval shaped, rather unusual looking segmented (spiked) fruit. Typically, fruit are produced in clusters of 2 or more at various height intervals along the trunk. The skin of the fruit must be peeled to reveal the succulent, yellow to orange colored pulp. Because of sticky latex in the peel, coat your hands with vegetable oil prior to peeling a jackfruit. This will make clean up a lot easier. The flavor is sweet, not unlike that of banana or pineapple, but with a strong, fruity aroma and taste. Fruit may be used fresh, fried green, pickled or roasted (seeds). Jackfruit must be planted in flood free, well-drained soils. In south Florida, jakfruit trees have few serious pest or disease problems. Season: spring-fall (some all year round).

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This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 30 December, 2010.