Breadfruit growing on the tree ready to be picked.
breadfruit at the market often sold hard so that they can be used for cooking or give the customer time for them to ripen later.
The large leaf of the breadfruit plant
Specifications of Breadfruit
Preferred Climate TropicalLearn About Climate Zones
Grown From CuttingLearn 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 NSW, VIC, SA, WA, ACT
Water Requirements Frequent Watering
Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree? No (Full Size)
Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest 4-5 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, May, June, July
Customer Tips & Reviews Breadfruit
Do not confuse breadfruit with jackfruit. Breadfruit has no seeds, just a pulpy, fibrous centre that needs cutting out for cooking, along with the hard outer skin. A great carbohydrate staple, cooked as a vegetable or made into very tasty chips.
Dear Daley's,I have seen a breadfruit tree, with fruit, growing in Balmain, admittedly right on the waterfront in a front "yard" of a terrace house.It's been there quite a while as it was very large.
The variety in North Queensland has no seeds and is from Samoa, the variety in Fiji is seeded and the seeds are also very edible something like a chestnut to eat. I would say they would grow well in the Brisbane area.
Disagree with the comment 'not suited to temperate climate'. A very old & established one grew in church grounds at Castle Hill, NSW. Withstood frosty winters. I doubt still exists. Great fun smashing the fruit as a kid.