Heterophyllus ( Jack fruit ) – Plant

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

Plant height : 3 feet (+/- 20%)
Potted in 4 inch black polybag

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Description

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: Fanas, Jackfruit, Kathal

Flower colours: Pale green

Bloom time: Spring, Summer

Height: 80 feet.

Difficulty: 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

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