Jackfruit tree growing tree of the genus Artocarpus also known as Jack tree, Jackfruit tree perennial evergreen plant, grows in tropics, subtropical, mediterranean climate and growing in hardiness zone 10b+.
Flowers looks like small fruits there are separate female and male flowers, the female bigger and lighter green to yellow, and mostly grown before the male.
Jackfruit tree fruit
Fruit color is green to yellow on the fruit there is spines, fruit weight 3-40 Kg (can be more) the size 15-50 cm. the fruits have bad fragrant and not recommend to touch them in the hand, to know when to pick up the fruit need to check that the spines get out easily by touch.
Seeds edible the color brown the size 2-5 cm
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Requirements for Jackfruit tree growing and care:
Rich in nutrients, airy and drained soil, moist
What is the best way to start growing Jack tree:
Plant / Seed
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No, but can bearing better fruits
Difficulties/Problems with growing Jack tree:
the fruit if fallen is dangerous (heavy fruit), can’t stay without water, sensitive to floods
Spring / Summer
Pests and diseases in Jack tree:
How to prune a Jack tree:
Week branches, and prune the tree as long as the tree string enough (it can crush with the fruit)
Size of the plant?
9-21 m, 36-64 feet
Growth speed in Jack fruit:
Fast growing / Medium growing
Jack tree Irrigation Water Management:
Average amount of water / big amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing Jack fruit tree:
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing Jack tree is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
When does Jack tree bloom?
Spring / Summer
General information about the flower
Light green to yellow flower, the flowers looks like small fruits there are separate female and male flowers, the female bigger
Thinning / Deadheading of Jackfruit Blossom:
Until the tree can hold the fruits
Pollination is done by:
When does Jackfruit yield:
End of the summer, autumn, winter
Pests or diseases in Jack fruit:
What can be done with big quantities of Jack fruit?
Eaten raw, juice, cook, jams
Work requirements on the Jack fruit:
Might need to cover the fruit with net
How long does it take for a Jack to bear fruit?
Scientific name: Artocarpus heterophyllus