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

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

Plant Height48 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 care

  • 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.

    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

    Medicinal Use:

    • Ripe fruit is a valuable source of carbohydrates with a lesser amount of calcium and phosphate

    Culinary Use:

    • 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.

    Pukhrambam Kavita

    Thursday, 06 February 2020

    Is this plant low maintenance.

    padmaja katangur
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