The Jackfruit (of which the latin name is Artocarpus heterophyllus) has the largest fruit that grows on a tree in the world. Did you know that Breadfruit and Jackfruit are related? The fruit can get so big that it can reach a weight of up to 55 kilos! The flesh is often described as meat. Jackfruit meat has a yellow colour that has a really intense sweet taste.
Unique smell and taste
Jackfruit taste can be described as a sweet chewy like fruit gum. A ripe jackfruit has a weird distinctive smell that some people love and others despise. The smell can be described as musky. Unripe jackfruit does not smell. A green jackfruit doesn’t have a strong flavour, and is often spiced up with different herbs and flavours.
Growing Jackfruit seeds
The big fruit has an immense amount of seeds and the good part is, you can use jackfruit seeds for planting! The tropical fruit is grown in any tropical and subtropical environment around the world. The viability of artocarpus heterophyllus seeds is one month, so they should be planted inside the given time period. Here’s how you grow jackfruit seeds yourself:
- Step 1. The first step is attaining the seeds. You can either remove them from the fruit or buy jackfruit seeds online at this page.
- Step 2. Plant the seeds in a container filled with potting soil and put the container in a warm spot of about 25 degrees celsius.
- Step 3. Make sure you water the soil bed, once it’s dried out, regularly.
- Step 4. Once your Jackfruit plant has grown in size, it’s time to move it outside! Pick a sunny and warm spot and dig in the plant
- Step 5. Caring for a jackfruit plant requires patience. The plant needs water all year round consistently. Your jackfruit tree will bear fruit in a few years!
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Being the biggest tropical fruit in the world comes with responsibility, and the fruit does not disappoint. A jackfruit is rich in protein, different antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Jackfruit seeds are also extremely nutritious and also contain high levels of protein, vitamins and minerals. Did you know that jackfruit meat is increasingly used as a substitute for… meat!
Buy Jackfruit seeds online
If you are interested in buying seeds online, you’re in luck! Price of the jackfruit’s seeds is $2.50 per seed! Next to that, we sell sprouted seeds, which results in a shorter growing time! Sprouted seeds cost $2.75. Please email us with any questions regarding any orders or growing questions! We also sell breadfruit seeds online here.