Other Names: Jakfruit
Native to: Indian and Southeastern Asian rainforests.
Fruit: The jackfruit is the largest edible tree fruit in the world. It is 1-2' long and can weigh as much as 75 pounds. The spiky skin is yellow-green. The pulp inside is yellow. The jackfruit will sometimes have an unpleasant smell.
The jackfruit is related to the breadfruit and the marang. A distant relative is the fig tree.Size: The tree can grow over 90' tall.
Hardiness: Zones 9b-11
Propagation: Seeds (which can take up to 8 weeks for germination). Grafting is also used.
Uses: The jackfruit is often eaten fresh or used in food dishes. The seeds are also edible and may be boiled or roasted.