Jack Fruit, Kathal, Artocarpus Heterophyllus ( Grown through seeds ) - Plant
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Description for Jack Fruit, Kathal, Artocarpus Heterophyllus ( Grown through seeds )
Jackfruit or Kathal (Artocarpus heterophyllus) is a plant which probably originated from the Western Ghats in India. Jackfruit tree is a tropical perennial fruit tree. This has flowers are 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.
Planting and care
Planting is usually done in the month of July-August in rainfed areas and during February-March in irrigated areas. Planting spacing should be 10 X 10 m. Dig pits of 1 m x 1 m x 1 m. Fill in with topsoil mixed with 10 kg of FYM.
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.
- Apply the organic fertilizer in the spring season.
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.
Medicinal use: Ripe fruit is a valuable source of carbohydrates with a lesser amount of calcium and phosphate.
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Can be kept in semi shade areas
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Perfectly OK for indoor use with artificial lighting.
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