LIVE JAKFruit Tree SEEDLING World's Largest RARE Fruit
World's Largest Fruit
Artocarpus heterophyllus Lam.
Indigenous to the rain forests of the
Western Ghats of India
Jackfruit, Jakfruit, Jaca, Nangka.
Absolutely delicious, Jakfruit has a
wonderful tropical taste, sort of a banana/papaya flavor, sticky and sweet.
You are bidding on * live
seedlings with vigorous root systems * inches tall with * leaves born and grown in Hawaii.
Height: over 40 ft. (12 m)
Hardiness: USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)
The Jackfruit is mildly hardy, surviving short frosts and temperatures to 28 °F
for brief periods. Young trees will be killed by any frost.
Sun Exposure: Sun to Partial Shade
Bloom: Inconspicuous/none, Blooms repeatedly
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Jakfruit is the
largest tree-borne fruit in the world, reaching 80 pounds in weight and up to
36 inches long and 20 inches in diameter. The Jackfruit is an attractive, wind
resistant tree from India that bears large green fruits directly from its main branches
leaves are oblong, oval, or elliptic in form, 4 to 6 inches in length, leathery,
glossy, and deep green in color. Juvenile leaves are lobed.
The Jakfruit is oblong in
shape, its skin is greenish in color but turns yellowish when ripen. The skin is
dimpled,soft and slightly bouncy to the touch.
Jakfruit also has its own peculiar strong aroma,strong but not as strong as the durian and
the chempedak. A ripe Jakfruit is easy to be cut open. Most people chop it into
cylindrical rings or triangular cubes for ease of handling.
When cut open, seeds of the Jakfruit will be exposed in the yellowish flesh,
sticking to a rod-like core. Covering the seeds are grass-like soft fibers which are also
yellow in color, sometimes making it hard to see the seeds, and you will have to use your
fingers to dig inside to find the seeds. The flesh of the Jakfruit is very soft and very
The exterior of the compound fruit is green or
yellow when ripe. The interior consists of large edible bulbs of yellow, banana-flavored
flesh that encloses a smooth, oval, light-brown seed. The seed is 3/4 to 1-1/2 inches
long and 1/2 to 3/4 inches thick and is white and crisp within. There may be 100 or
up to 500 seeds in a single fruit, which are viable for no more than three or four
days. When fully ripe, the unopened Jackfruit emits a strong disagreeable odor, resembling
that of decayed onions, while the pulp of the opened fruit smells of pineapple and banana.
There are two main varieties. This
one, the fruits have small, fibrous, soft, mushy, but very sweet carpels with a texture
somewhat akin to a raw oysters. The other variety is crisp and almost crunchy though not
quite as sweet. This form is the more important commercially and is more palatable to
tree should have a well-drained, frost-free location that is sunny and warm. The Jakfruit
flourishes in rich, deep soil of medium or open texture. Planting on top of an old compost
heap would be ideal. The faster one can force a tropical plant to grow, the better the
chance of keeping it alive.
The tree needs the
best drainage and cannot tolerate "wet feet". The tree will not tolerate
drought. Water frequently during warm months and warm periods in cooler months. Less water
is necessary during colder weather.
fertilization requirements are not known, but frequent, weak solutions of all-purpose
fertilizer will speed the plant's growth without causing burn. In the regions where it is
commonly grown, it succeeds without much care from man, the sole necessity being abundant
Jakfruit trees will take several degrees of frost, it is prudent to provide young plants
with overhead protection
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All live plants are shipped bare-root wrapped in moist
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We ship Seeds Internationally.
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For foreign customers, please check your laws concerning permitting and customs,
additional shipping and handling costs may apply.
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We will ship once a week - ON or BEFORE WEDNESDAYS, because
of the special stamps needed to ship plants and cuttings to you. This can only be
done at the Dept. of Agriculture. If payments are not met before that MONDAY, your
items will be shipped the following week and lose the combined discount opportunity.
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This policy is good for all items bought and paid for in the week ending MONDAY.
Payment must be received
within 7 days of the auction ending.
Discounts Won Auctions
For 2-3 winning auctions, the combined discount is 10% of the total Shipping and Handling
charges. For 4-7 winning auctions, the combined discount is 20% of the total Shipping and
Handling charges. For 7+ winning auctions, the combined discount is 30% of the total
Shipping and Handling charges.
As each order is packed and prepared separately you will pay the quoted S/H charges
individually per item. If you buy the same species in that item it does calculate out the
discount (i.e.: additional item $3.61). My stores' combined shipping is built in for same
items rather than a varied selection. Includes postage, USDA certification and inspection,
proper packing and delivery to Airport for prompt delivery. I cant really change any
of these. If you want one of this and one of that, it gets hard to discount much as each
different species requires it's own prep & packing, then at USDA each has to be
unwrapped and inspected then repacked. USDA requires me to clean and prepare every last
piece before we drive them to the Inspection Station on the other side of the island. It
takes my wife and I, a day to pack items and get ready to ship. The whole next day we
drive around the island and get inspected (2-3 hours), then drive to the Airport Post
Office to drop off. It takes the same work with the same type item if you can understand.
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