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CHEMPEDAK

Botanical Name: Artocarpus integer
Description

The Chempedak is native to south east Asia where it grows into a large tree. The soft fruits are very sweet with some fiber and a fairly smooth skin. They are smaller, less acidic and less fibrous than the jakfruit. The strongly odored fruits smell like durians when ripe, however if the peel is removed this will remove most of the odor. They are tropical in their growing requirements needing a warm, moist position and deep fertile soil in the full sun . Fruits can be eaten fresh or used in desserts, the young unripe fruit can also be eaten as a vegetable and made into pickles. Seedling trees start bearing after 3-6 years, they flower in Spring and the fruit mature 3-6 months later. The wood from the tree is an excellent quality timberthat is as strong as teak and the tannins extracted from the heartwood produce a saffron coloured dye that is used to colour the robes of Buddhists.

Other Names: Cempedak, Champekak
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First fruiting of Chempadek at John Picone Mullumbimby

Plant Information or Specifications

Preferred Climate

Tropical
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)

+10m

Plants required to Pollinate

1 (Self Pollinating)
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Can it Handle Frosts?

Likes Temps above 5deg

Amount of leaves in Winter?

All Leaves (Evergreen)

Water Requirements

Frequent Watering

Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree?

No (Full Size)

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest

5+ Years

Sun or Shade

Full (Sun:80%-100%)

Preferred Soil Type

Good Drainage

Soil pH

Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

Fruiting/Harvest Months

February, March, April

 

Customer Comments on Chempedak

Tree Information on growing, planting, pruning, maintenance, ripening, taste, pick or bonsai tips. But mainly how to grow a Chempedak Share Your Advice or ask questions on our Forum

Chempedak

Chempedak hereare not common,only in main market in Denpasar, fruit is app10-12 cm wide,35-40cm long, VERY strong smell, but tasty thin flesh around a seed which can be cooked and eaten,very tasty | Dave Smith - Denpasar, BALI 04-Feb-2010

Chempedak

Fruits successfully in coastal Sydney (frost free, warm temperate climate) if given a position in full sun, sheltered from winter winds, and watered deeply once weekly in dry weather. Fruits heavily once established at 7-10 years old. | Jerry Coleby-williams - Brisbane, QLD 18-Dec-2010

Chempedak

Jerry, does it really fruit here in Sydney? I have to see to believe! | Merv Dee - Hornsby, NSW 25-Feb-2011

Chempedak

Makes delicious desserts fried in batter! | Norzaini Amin - Macgregor, QLD 08-Aug-2013
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