Artocarpus integer

Chempedak fruit

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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Specifications of Chempedak

Preferred Climate TropicalLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From SeedlingLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) +10m

Plants required to Pollinate 1 (Self Pollinating)Learn about Pollination

Can it Handle Frosts? Likes Temps above 5deg

Amount of leaves in Winter? All Leaves (Evergreen)

Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas WA

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

Chempedak Reviews & Tips

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Norzaini Amin
8y ago

Macgregor, QLD


Makes delicious desserts fried in batter!

Merv Dee
10y ago

Hornsby, NSW


Jerry, does it really fruit here in Sydney? I have to see to believe!

Jerry Coleby-williams
10y ago

Brisbane, QLD


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.

Dave Smith
11y ago

Denpasar, BALI


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

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