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Jackfruit - Artocarpus heterphyllus - San Diego, CA

Jackfruit - Artocarpus heterphyllus - San Diego, CA (Jackfruit - Artocarpus heterphyllus - San Diego, CA)

A little Jackfruit getting slighly has a long way to go
yet. It will be interesting to see if it matures to its 3 feet long
/ 50 lb. fruit. Photo taken Oct. 12, 2009 at the San Diego Zoo.

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How big? wow that's a big fruit

15 Oct, 2009



Jackfruit is the largest tree-borne fruit (known) in the world.

16 Oct, 2009


I've seen these growing in Africa and they're massive things.
Delonix, have you ever eaten it and did you like it ?
I have and didn't !!!

16 Oct, 2009



Yes, I have...and love it! I just hate the white latex in the fruit which is horrible! One needs to oil the knife before cutting into the fruit or it will stain the knife...aslo, it should be done on news paper...or you'll have a terrible mess.

I've never tasted the roasted seeds before though...I heard they are good.

16 Oct, 2009


No, i've not tasted the seeds either !

16 Oct, 2009



I'll have to try some soon...I have a friend who always buys whole jackfruits...which are very expensive. He usually throws the seeds in his yard and has seedlings popping up everywhere. I'll have to ask for seeds to roast...I'll let you know how they taste. : > )

16 Oct, 2009


Incredible. It looks like it's just balanced there!

17 Oct, 2009



Yes, it does...the stem is around the back. The fruit should eventually hang down because fruit wil grow
so large and heavy.

17 Oct, 2009


I love jackfruit sometimes they sell chunks of it at the local weekend markets

20 Oct, 2009



Yes, it is a very good tasting fruit. The only thing I dislike is the white latex sap...which stains everything.

20 Oct, 2009

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