About Jack Fruit
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.
|Plant Height||48 inch (122 cm)|
|Plant Spread ||8 inch (20 cm)|
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
|Common Name ||Fanas, Jackfruit, Kathal|
|Maximum Reachable Height ||80 feet.|
|Flower Colour ||Pale green|
|Bloom Time ||Spring, Summer|
|Difficulty Level ||Easy to grow|
Planting and careJackfruit 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.
Jack Fruit 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.|
|Watering ||Keep the soil moist but do not overwater.|
|Soil ||Rich, deep and somewhat porous soil.|
|Temperature ||25 to 35 degree C|
|Fertilizer ||Apply any organic fertilizer.|
|Harvest Season ||Summer|
Jack Fruit special feature
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.
Jack Fruit uses
- Ripe fruit is a valuable source of carbohydrates with a lesser amount of calcium and phosphate
- The pulp of the ripe fruit is eaten fresh or in syrup
- Immature fruit is used for culinary purpose
Frequently Asked Questions
What is another name for a Jack Fruit?
Jack Fruit is commonly known as Fanas, Jackfruit, Kathal
How tall do Jack Fruit grow?
On average Jack Fruit grows 80 feet.
What color are Jack Fruit?
A Jack Fruit plant bears flowers of color Pale green
When Jack Fruit blooms?
With enough light, Jack Fruit may produce Pale green flowers in Spring, Summer
How hard is Jack Fruit to grow?
A Jack Fruit is Easy to grow
How much sunlight does a Jack Fruit need?
A Jack Fruit prefers Full sun.
How much water does a Jack Fruit need?
A Jack Fruit prefers watering Keep the soil moist but do not overwater.
What kind of soil does a Jack Fruit need?
A Jack Fruit prefers Rich, deep and somewhat porous soil.
What temperature does a Jack Fruit like?
A Jack Fruit prefers 25 to 35 degree C
How often should I fertilize my Jack Fruit?
To encourage Jack Fruit growth, Apply any organic fertilizer.
Sunday, 15 March 2020
Do you provide the plant with soil, and in grown condition?
Saturday, 29 February 2020
Air Purifying Indoor Plant.
Thursday, 06 February 2020
Is this plant low maintenance.
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