The most common time to plant a jackfruit tree is in the spring so the rain can do most of the watering for you. The most common pests that attack it are jack fruit borer fruit flies and birds.
We planted the tree 4 5 years ago.
Pictures of jackfruit plant. If after all my pessimistic jackfruit tree info you decide to give it a whirl there are certain items regarding jackfruit care that you should know. Youll have to find for an ethnic market to obtain jackfruit unless youre lucky enough to live someplace where jackfruit are regularly grown. You may want to loosen the soil a bit more at the bottom to assist with.
Jackfruit belongs to the artocarpus family the same family as the breadfruit made famous by captain bligh. How to germinate jackfruit seeds. Jackfruit are large spiny melon shaped fruit originating from southeast asia.
The main species is the a. See more ideas about jackfruit tree exotic fruit and tropical fruits. Jack fruit borer affects all parts of the plant but the use of organic insecticide is enough to deter it.
Remove the plant gently from the pot. If you live in usda zones 10 12 you. How to plant jackfruit.
Jackfruit is the national fruit of bangladesh and the state fruit of the indian states of kerala and tamil nadu. Cutting off dead branches from the interior of the tree is only sometimes needed. Germinating jackfruit seeds isnt hard but you do need to start with fresh seed as the seeds dry out and die quickly.
Growing jackfruit trees produce within three to four years and may live to 100 years old with productivity declining as they age. Heterophyllaaccording to purdue university the origin of the jackfruit isnt knownthe plants are widely distributed throughout tropical asia and india where they have been in cultivation for hundreds of years. Growing jackfruit in florida is pretty easy if youre in a frost free part of the state.
You may need to twist the plant gently or tap the pot to loosen the soil from the edges. 1 once you have found an ideal location for your jackfruit tree make your hole twice the size of the root ball and just as deep. On the other hand covering the fruits is a handy option to save them from fruit flies and birds.
Explore jay tangs board jackfruit tree on pinterest. The pulp of the fruit can be used as a meat substitute since it has a similar texture to pork. Customer reviews photos.
In terms of taking care of the plant minimal pruning is required. Place one hand around the base of the jackfruit plant on top of the potted soil. With your other hand tip the pot over so that the plant and soil slide out together.
Chuck wrote im sending you several pictures of our tree though i dont know much about jackfruit.