JAKFRUIT - SEEDLING
A very handsome evergreen, reaching a height of 8 - 15 metres and bearing the worlds largest fruit. Fruits can weigh up to 20kg. Strong odour but is deliciously sweet. It can be eaten fresh or dried. Very quick growing and usually starts fruiting in 4th year. Cincturing can help earlier fruiting. There is an old Sri Lankan proverb that says, “with jak and coconut in your backyard you will never starve”. This is because every part of the jackfruit tree is useful. Unripe jackfruit can be cooked with chicken, fish and eggs, and ripe ones can be eaten as-is or processed into drinks, jam, jelly or candy. The same applies to other parts of the tree such as the skin, leaves, flowers, wood and latex which have their own uses and benefits.
Plant Information or Specifications
Sub Categories (HashTags)
Dried Fruit (#DriedFruit)
Learn About Climate Zones
Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)
Plants required to Pollinate
1 (Self Pollinating)
Learn about Pollination
Can it Handle Frosts?
Likes Temps above 5deg
February, March, April, May
Question & Answer
How old is the seedling jackfruit tree? Do you have grafted jackfruit tree? Thanks From: COOMBABAH QLD
Perhaps 1-2Years old. Yes we have lots of grafted Jackfruits
Customer Comments on Jakfruit - Seedling
Plant on the south edge of water ( eg a dam ) for the humidity and warmth which Jak loves . Jak has very handsome leaves. | R O L F - Bankstown , Sydney, NSW 22-Dec-2005
QuikJak : Jak is a quickgrower.The more humidity the faster the growth .The seeds can be roasted . | R O L F - Bankstown , Sydney, NSW 22-Dec-2005
In Jaffna (North part -Sri Lanka peoples used Jak leaves as green manure for potato, tobacco and chilli | Tharshani.nishanthan - Jaffna, Sri Lanka, JAFFN 19-Feb-2008
The price of jakfruit timber escalates monthly..plant a couple every year and in less than 20 years your son/grandson will be well rewarded. | David Lambert - Ubud Bali, INDON 16-Oct-2008
Latex collection from Jak tree ensures the good fruit formation. | Tharshani.nishanthan - Jaffna, NORTH 17-Nov-2008
Jack seeds thin square cut prepared with raw mango thin cut and lentil (yellow moong lentil) - hmm tastes different to any vegetarian common curries. Great flavour goes well with rice and pappdums | Gpaul - Sydney, , NSW 24-May-2009
Ardy, i brother lives in Cabramatta and his jakfruit tree is thriving. They slow down during winter but still alive but otherwise in good health and as soon as the weather warms up, they shot! | Trang Le - Punchbowl, NSW 13-May-2010
Ok you want to grow a jackfruit tree well I have found that you need to mulch heaverly at least a bail of hay per tree water deeply during the growing season and buy a bag of nitrophoska and apply abot 150 grams 3 times a year over mulch and water well in | Trevor Garrad - Bundaberg , QLD 20-Nov-2010
When cleaning Jack fruit, have a prefered cooking oil (eg. vegetable oil) on hand to contantly keep your hands & knife coated with oil. This is to prevent the sticky substance from making a sticky mess in the kitchen :-) | Sarah Vasquez - Los Angeles, CA 13-Dec-2010
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I like the jakfruit as it is different and 'outside the square' - usually visitors to my garden have never seen one and it prompts discussion about fruit trees and gardening in general. In addition it tastes heavenly and is easy to grow and fruits easily with very little care!
Fruiting Months January, February, March, April, May, September, October, November, December
Height 6 metres
Growing: In the Ground
Fruit Harvest: 200 kilograms per Year
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Water Given in: Summer
Fertiliser or Organics Used: None
When I Fertilise: Never
Are there lots of different varieties of this fruit or just one??
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