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Jack Fruit, Kathal, Artocarpus Heterophyllus (Grafted) - Plant

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Jackfruit or Kathal (Artocarpus heterophyllus) is a plant which probably originated from the Western Ghats in India.

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Jack Fruit, Kathal, Artocarpus Heterophyllus (Grafted) Plant

Description for Jack Fruit, Kathal, Artocarpus Heterophyllus (Grafted)

Plant height: 38 - 58 inches (96 - 148 cm)
Plant spread: 6 - 10 inches (15 - 26 cm)

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(s): Fanas, Jackfruit, Kathal
Flower colours: Pale green
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Max reachable height: 80 feet.
Difficulty to grow: 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.

Sunlight: Full sun.
Soil: Rich, deep and somewhat porous soil.
Water: Keep the soil moist but do not overwater.
Temperature: 25 to 35 degree C
Fertilizer: 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.

Harvesting

Summer

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.

References

  • http://rfcarchives.org.au/Next/Fruits/Jakfruit/JackfruitCultiv2-84.htm
  • http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/jackfruit-trees/growing-jackfruit-trees.htm

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