Jack Fruit, Kathal, Artocarpus Heterophyllus (Grafted) - Plant
Description for Jack Fruit, Kathal, Artocarpus Heterophyllus (Grafted)
Growing jackfruit trees have flowers borne on short branches extending from the trunk and older branches. This otherworldly looking oddity has a very thick, rubbery rind with short blunt spikes and up to 500 seeds. The average fruit is around 35 pounds.
All parts of the jack-fruit tree produce opalescent, sticky latex and the tree has a very long tap-root. Growing jack-fruit trees have flowers borne on short branches extending from the trunk and older branches.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Fanas, Jackfruit, Kathal||Pale green||Spring, Summer||80 feet.||Easy to grow|
Planting and care
Jackfruit can propagate by softwood grafting. Large scale propagation of jackfruit can be done by cleft grafting during July-August on 4-month-old seedling rootstock. Dig pits of 1 m x 1 m x 1 m, fill up the pits with topsoil mixed with 10 Kg of FYM and 1 Kg of neem cake per pit at the time of planting.
|Full sun.||Rich, deep and somewhat porous soil.||Keep the soil moist but do not overwater.||25 to 35 degree C||Apply any organic fertilizer.|
Caring for Jack Fruit
- Jackfruit care dictates the removal of dead wood and thinning of the growing jackfruit tree.
- Pruning to keep the jackfruit at about 15 feet high will also facilitate harvesting.
- Keep the tree roots damp but not wet.
Typical uses of Jack Fruit
Special features: Fruit shaped like an enormous kidney bean, they have pebbled and rough green skin, and their flavour is indescribable. They are sweet and mild and best served cold.
Culinary use: The pulp of the ripe fruit is eaten fresh or in syrup. Immature fruit is used for culinary purpose.
Ornamental use: NA
Medicinal use: Ripe fruit is a valuable source of carbohydrates with a lesser amount of calcium and phosphate.
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