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.
24 inch (61 cm)
5 inch (13 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Fanas, Jackfruit, Kathal
Maximum Reachable Height
Up to 80 feet
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.
Apply the organic fertilizer in the spring season.
Jack Fruit 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.
Rich, deep and somewhat porous soil.
25 to 35 degree C
Apply any organic fertilizer.
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
How to plant a jackfruit tree?
To plant Jack fruit tree consider the following points
1. To grow Jack fruit tree in pot, choose a pot having of 7-10 inch upper diameter and drainage holes. 2. Fill the 1/3 pot with well drained soil rich in organic content and place the plant in the center of the pot.
3. Fill the remaining pot with same soil.
4. Keep the plant in indirect bright light location for 2-3 days and then gradually move to a location that receives more than 6 hours of direct sunlight. 5. Once the plant is overgrown in current pot, plant it in field. If you are planting purchased plant directly in ground follow below procedure. 1. Keep the plant in indirect bright light for 3-4 days and gradually move to a location receiving direct sunlight for more than 6 hours a day. 2. Dig a pit twice the size of the bag/pot the current plant is in. 3. Fill the 1/3 of pit with soil rich in organic content, place the plant in center and fill the pit with same soil. 4. Apply water. General caring tips- Plant should get more than 6 hours of sunlight a day. Water the plant when surface soil (1-2 inch) feels dry to touch. Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season (June-July).
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Does jackfruit grow in india?
Jack fruit is originated in India therefore it grows well in Indian climatic conditions
How to grow jackfruit plant?
Jack fruit Plant is grown by seed, layering, budding and grafting. Consider the following points to grow plant. 1. Sunlight- More than 6 hours of direct bright sunlight is required. 2. Soil- Soil should be well drained, fertile and nutrient rich.
3. Water- Water the plant when 1-2 inch surface soil layer feels dry to touch. 4. Fertilizer - Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season (June-July).
Do jackfruit grow on trees?
Yes, Jack fruit grows on the trunk of the plant.
Where does jackfruit grow?
Jack fruit grow in outdoor growing conditions and require more than 6 hours of direct bright sunlight.
Can you plant jackfruit seeds?
Yes, But trees may take 10 years to bear fruits therefore vegetative method of propagation is best for growing Jack fruit.