Jakfruit - Seedling

Artocarpus heterophyllus

Jakfruit arils close up

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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.
Other Names: Jackfruit, Jakfruit, Jaca, Nangka

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Specifications of Jakfruit - Seedling

Preferred Climate Tropical, SubtropicalLearn 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)

Water Requirements Moderate 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, May

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Jakfruit - Seedling Reviews & Tips

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Ranawana Perera
3y ago

Bellbowrie, QLD, Australia

Jakfruit - Seedling

In Sri lanka People call it "RICE TREE".Rice is the main meal over there.If you are unable to find rice for your meal,Jack Fruit is the next best option.

Danny N1
★★★★ 6y ago

WYNN VALE, SA, Australia

Not sure what variety this is?, was an Ebay purchase also didnt arrive in a good state and was really small - has since adpated and put on new leaves. When i got it, it was a  single skinny little stem with a bud at the top!!. Have since given that eB...

★★★★ 7y ago


I have 2 of these, one from Daley's and one from ebay, both seedlings. Both trees are now planted in the ground, one in the front yard and one down the back.

★★★★ 8y ago


Jakfruit tastes great but is rather expensive to buy in Sydney, so decided to try growing it. The tree likes plenty of water, but we don't have a suitable location so it took a while of TLC to get the tree to grow large enough to start producing fruit....

★★★★★ 9y ago


Very crunchy and nice taste.

★★ 11y ago

Strathpine, Qld, Australia

I have grown a few seedlings and kept one for myself, from a truly delicious fruit we came across in an abandoned orchard while learning to prune. Not sure if I'm game to plant it as it's supposed to grow quite tall and my garden is already full lol. N...

★★★★★ 11y ago

ËIDSVOLD, QLD, Australia

Tropical taste and good texture

Sarah Vasquez
11y ago

Los Angeles, CA


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 :-)

Trevor Garrad
11y ago

Bundaberg , QLD


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

★★★ 11y ago

Bardon, Qld, Australia

Massive fruit, interesting tree, and yummy!

★★★★ 11y ago

Monaltrie, NSW, Australia

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 easi...

Trang Le
12y ago

Punchbowl, NSW, Australia


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!

★★★ 12y ago

Eagleby, QLD, Australia

New since (sept 09) growing well in the pot. Not sure what variety.

13y ago

Sydney, , NSW, Australia


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

13y ago

West Ryde, NSW, Australia


Can Jackfruit grow in Sydney region?

13y ago

Jaffna, NORTH


Latex collection from Jak tree ensures the good fruit formation.

David Lambert
13y ago

Ubud Bali, INDON


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.

14y ago

Jaffna, Sri Lanka, JAFFN


In Jaffna (North part -Sri Lanka peoples used Jak leaves as green manure for potato, tobacco and chilli

16y ago

Bankstown , Sydney, NSW, Australia


QuikJak : Jak is a quickgrower.The more humidity the faster the growth .The seeds can be roasted .

16y ago

Bankstown , Sydney, NSW, Australia


Plant on the south edge of water ( eg a dam ) for the humidity and warmth which Jak loves . Jak has very handsome leaves.

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