JACKFRUIT

Large by nature they can be pruned annually to 12′ x 12′ producing as much as 90 kg (200 lbs) of fruit per year. It is the largest fruit that grows on a tree. The heaviest ever recorded weighed 275 lbs. Cooked green, the fruit can be used as a vegetable. It can be boiled, fried, grilled, roasted, or prepared with sauces. Mature seeds are also prepared in dishes. The ripe fruit tastes like a combination of mango, banana, pineapple, and cantaloupe. It is often compared to juicy fruit gum.

Chill Hours Required: We recommend all plants are given natural cycles of lower temps and shorter days for their blossom timings and maturity.

VARIETIES

ARTOCARPUS HETEROPHYLLUS: BANANA CRUSH
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Pre-order: 3 Gal - $110
Sunlight: Part to FullGrowth Rate: VigorousDrought Tolerance: No
Full Size (WxH): 3m x 3mIdeal Min Temp: 15'C (59'F)Min Temp Tolerated: 10'C (50'F)
Fruit Colour: Light Beige/Brown/GreenHarvest: Sept-NovYear(s) to bear fruit: 2-3
Prop. Method: GraftedFertility: SelfChill Hours Required: See top of page
Description: Banana Crush has cream coloured, extra crunchy flesh, with a nice clean green skin, and low latex. Typically weighs about 20lbs. The interior of the fruit consists of large edible bulbs of creamy, sweet, banana-flavoured aromatic flesh that encloses a smooth seed.
ARTOCARPUS HETEROPHYLLUS: BLACK GOLD
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Pre-order: 3 Gal - $120
Sunlight: Part to FullGrowth Rate: VigorousDrought Tolerance: No
Full Size (WxH): 3m x 3mIdeal Min Temp: 15'C (59'F)Min Temp Tolerated: 10'C (50'F)
Fruit Colour: Dark GreenHarvest: Sept-NovYear(s) to bear fruit: 2-3
Prop. Method: GraftedFertility: SelfChill Hours Required: See top of page
Description: Selected in Queensland, Australia. The tree is vigorous, with a dense and highly manageable canopy. With annual pruning the tree is easily maintained at a height and spread of 2 to 2.5 m (6.5 to 8.1 ft), with consistent, heavy production of 55 to 90 kg (120 to 200 lbs) per tree. The fruit are medium-sized, averaging 6.7 kg (14.7 lbs), with an edible flesh percentage of 35%. The exterior of the fruit is dark green and has sharp fleshy spines. The spines do not flatten, or "open" upon maturity, making it difficult to judge the proper harvest time and maturity. The deep orange flesh is soft, with a strong, sweet flavour and aroma.
ARTOCARPUS HETEROPHYLLUS: CANTALOPE VARIETY
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Sunlight: Part to FullGrowth Rate: MediumDrought Tolerance: No
Full Size (WxH): 2m x 2mIdeal Min Temp: 15'C (59'F)Min Temp Tolerated: 10'C (50'F)
Fruit Colour: Light GreenHarvest: June-AugYear(s) to bear fruit: 2-3
Prop. Method: GraftedFertility: SelfChill Hours Required: See top of page
Description: Rare Cantaloupe Variety. Often off-season fruit; tree easily pruned to maintain small size (~8ft). Average tree height: 8-10 feet. Average fruit weight: 4.5-5.5 kg (10-12 lbs).
ARTOCARPUS HETEROPHYLLUS: CHEENA
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Pre-order: 3 Gal - $120
Sunlight: Part to FullGrowth Rate: VigorousDrought Tolerance: No
Full Size (WxH): 5m x 3mIdeal Min Temp: 15'C (59'F)Min Temp Tolerated: 10'C (50'F)
Fruit Colour: Green, Yellow spikesHarvest: June-AugYear(s) to bear fruit: 2-3
Prop. Method: GraftedFertility: SelfChill Hours Required: See top of page
Description: A natural hybrid between Jackfruit and Champedak. The tree has an open, low and spreading growth habit and can be maintained at a height and spread of 2.5 m (8.1 ft) with annual pruning. 'Cheena' consistently produces 50 to 70 kg (110 to 154 lbs) per tree. The fruit are long, narrow and uniform in size and shape. The skin is green, with blunt spines that yellow and open slightly upon maturity. Fruit are small, weighing 2.4 kg (5.3 lbs) and they have an edible flesh percentage of 33%. The flesh is deep orange, soft and somewhat fibrous, with an excellent flavour. The fruit have an intense, earthy aroma. Fruit preparation time can be as little as 15 minutes, compared to the 1-2 hours required for other cultivars.
ARTOCARPUS HETEROPHYLLUS: DANG RASIMI
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Pre-order: 3 Gal - $110
Sunlight: Part to FullGrowth Rate: VigorousDrought Tolerance: No
Full Size (WxH): 5m x 3mIdeal Min Temp: 15'C (59'F)Min Temp Tolerated: 10'C (50'F)
Fruit Colour: Bright Green to Pale YellowHarvest: July-AugYear(s) to bear fruit: 2-3
Prop. Method: GraftedFertility: SelfChill Hours Required: See top of page
Description: Originally from Thailand, the tree is open, spreading and fast growing. It must be pruned annually to maintain a height and spread of 3 to 3.5 m (9.7 to 11.4 ft). The trees are highly productive, yielding 75 to 125 kg (165 to 275 lbs) per tree, while maintaining vigorous growth. The fruit are bright green to pale yellow and uniform in shape if thinned to one fruit per fruiting spur. The skin has sharp spines that do not flatten or "open" with maturity. Fruit are medium to large, averaging 8 kg (17.6 lbs), with 32% edible flesh percentage. The flesh is deep orange and firm. It has a mild, sweet flavour and a sweet, pleasant aroma. One of the most vigorous Jackfruit cultivars, and must be annually pruned to maintain size.
ARTOCARPUS HETEROPHYLLUS: GOLD NUGGET
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Pre-order: 3 Gal - $120
Sunlight: Part to FullGrowth Rate: MediumDrought Tolerance: No
Full Size (WxH): 3m x 3mIdeal Min Temp: 15'C (59'F)Min Temp Tolerated: 10'C (50'F)
Fruit Colour: GreenHarvest: Sept-DecYear(s) to bear fruit: 2-3
Prop. Method: GraftedFertility: SelfChill Hours Required: See top of page
Description: Selected in Queensland, Australia. The tree is fast growing, with a distinctive dark green, rounded leaf. It forms a dense, spreading canopy, which is easily maintained at a height and spread of 2 to 2.5 m (6.5 to 8.1 ft). The fruit are small, green and rounded, with sharp, fleshy spines on the skin. The spines flatten to a smooth, golden-yellow upon maturity. The fruit weigh 3.2 kg (7 lbs), with an excellent edible flesh percentage of 41%. The deep orange flesh is soft to medium firm depending on fruit ripeness. The flavour is excellent and the flesh has no fibre. Fruit may split open prior to ripening. Yields can be maintained at 60 to 80 kg (132 to 176 lbs) per tree per year.
ARTOCARPUS HETEROPHYLLUS: GOLDEN PILLOW
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Sunlight: Part to FullGrowth Rate: MediumDrought Tolerance: No
Full Size (WxH): 3m x 3mIdeal Min Temp: 15'C (59'F)Min Temp Tolerated: 10'C (50'F)
Fruit Colour: Light GreenHarvest: July-AugYear(s) to bear fruit: 2-3
Prop. Method: GraftedFertility: SelfChill Hours Required: See top of page
Description: Golden Pillow, or 'Mong Tong', was introduced in the 1980s from Thailand. It has attained a reputation as a fruit of distinctive beauty and quality. The tree is small and highly manageable with a height and spread of 3 m (10 ft). The fruit average 3.6 to 5.5 kg (8 to 12 lbs) with 35 to 40% edible flesh. There are typically 65 to 75 seeds per fruit and little latex. The flesh is thick and crunchy, with a golden colour. The flavour is mild and sweet, with no musky aftertaste. This cultivar is noted for precocious fruiting, bearing in the second year after planting.
ARTOCARPUS HETEROPHYLLUS: HONEY GOLD
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Pre-order: 3 Gal - $120
Sunlight: Part to FullGrowth Rate: MediumDrought Tolerance: No
Full Size (WxH): 3m x 3mIdeal Min Temp: 15'C (59'F)Min Temp Tolerated: 10'C (50'F)
Fruit Colour: Light GreenHarvest: July-AugYear(s) to bear fruit: 2-3
Prop. Method: GraftedFertility: SelfChill Hours Required: See top of page
Description: Can be maintained to small tree with pruning. Yellow to orange flesh, with a sweet, rich flavour. The fruit as basketball sized round when ripe and it fruits on the many limbs instead of just the leader. Compatible in texture and flavour to the Gold Nugget with a dwarf growth habit and fruit.
ARTOCARPUS HETEROPHYLLUS: J-31
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Pre-order: 3 Gal - $120
Sunlight: Part to FullGrowth Rate: VigorousDrought Tolerance: No
Full Size (WxH): 3m x 3mIdeal Min Temp: 15'C (59'F)Min Temp Tolerated: 10'C (50'F)
Fruit Colour: Deep YellowHarvest: July-AugYear(s) to bear fruit: 2-3
Prop. Method: GraftedFertility: SelfChill Hours Required: See top of page
Description: Open, spreading, fast growth habit. Early season producer; tree easily pruned to maintain small size (~8 ft). Deep yellow fruit that is firm, sweet rich flavour, earthy aroma. Fruit rarely splits and has excellent texture. Fruit weight 12 kg (26 lbs). Tree of 6-8' can produce 40-60 kg per year.
ARTOCARPUS HETEROPHYLLUS: MAI 1
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Pre-order: 3 Gal - $120
Sunlight: Part to FullGrowth Rate: MediumDrought Tolerance: No
Full Size (WxH): 3m x 3mIdeal Min Temp: 15'C (59'F)Min Temp Tolerated: 10'C (50'F)
Fruit Colour: Golden YellowHarvest: July-AugYear(s) to bear fruit: 2-3
Prop. Method: GraftedFertility: SelfChill Hours Required: See top of page
Description: This Thai variety has oval 11-16 kg (25-35 lbs) fruit; the flesh is extra crispy with a golden-yellow skin colour, sweet and delicious, with little latex. The tree can be maintained at a height and spread of 8 ft.
ARTOCARPUS HETEROPHYLLUS: MAI 2
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Sunlight: Part to FullGrowth Rate: MediumDrought Tolerance: No
Full Size (WxH): 3m x 3mIdeal Min Temp: 15'C (59'F)Min Temp Tolerated: 10'C (50'F)
Fruit Colour: Golden YellowHarvest: July-AugYear(s) to bear fruit: 2-3
Prop. Method: GraftedFertility: SelfChill Hours Required: See top of page
Description: Crunchy taste with little latex, fruit can weight between 9-18 kg (20-40 lbs) but this variety is not as productive as the Mai 1, as some growers have learned.
ARTOCARPUS HETEROPHYLLUS: ORANGE CRUSH
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Pre-order: 3 Gal - $125
Sunlight: Part to FullGrowth Rate: MediumDrought Tolerance: No
Full Size (WxH): 3m x 3mIdeal Min Temp: 15'C (59'F)Min Temp Tolerated: 10'C (50'F)
Fruit Colour: GreenHarvest: July-AugYear(s) to bear fruit: 2-3
Prop. Method: GraftedFertility: SelfChill Hours Required: See top of page
Description: Orange Crush has a dark orange, extra crunchy flesh, with a nice clean green skin, and low latex. Typically weighs about 9 kg (20 lbs). The interior of the fruit consists of large edible bulbs of yellow, sweet, banana-flavoured aromatic flesh that encloses a smooth seed.
ARTOCARPUS HETEROPHYLLUS: RED MORNING
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Pre-order: 3 Gal - $120
Sunlight: Part to FullGrowth Rate: MediumDrought Tolerance: No
Full Size (WxH): 5m x 3mIdeal Min Temp: 15'C (59'F)Min Temp Tolerated: 10'C (50'F)
Fruit Colour: Light GreenHarvest: July-AugYear(s) to bear fruit: 2-3
Prop. Method: GraftedFertility: SelfChill Hours Required: See top of page
Description: Pink inside, sweet and crunchy, excellent flavour.
ARTOCARPUS HETEROPHYLLUS: SMALL
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Pre-order: 3 Gal - $125
Sunlight: Part to FullGrowth Rate: MediumDrought Tolerance: No
Full Size (WxH): 2m x 2mIdeal Min Temp: 15'C (59'F)Min Temp Tolerated: 10'C (50'F)
Fruit Colour: Light GreenHarvest: July-AugYear(s) to bear fruit: 2-3
Prop. Method: GraftedFertility: SelfChill Hours Required: See top of page
Description: This variety features are described by its name: it has a smaller 8-10" fruit that weighs 2-3 kg (4-6 lbs), and the tree has a dwarf habit. It is a perfect Jackfruit for container culture. The fruit is sweet and aromatic and has very little latex, which makes it easy to handle when opening the fruit.
ARTOCARPUS HETEROPHYLLUS: VIETNAM Dwf
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Sunlight: Part to FullGrowth Rate: MediumDrought Tolerance: No
Full Size (WxH): 5m x 3mIdeal Min Temp: 15'C (59'F)Min Temp Tolerated: 10'C (50'F)
Fruit Colour: Light Green/YellowHarvest: June-July, Sept-OctYear(s) to bear fruit: 1-2
Prop. Method: GraftedFertility: SelfChill Hours Required: See top of page
Description: Flowers and bears fruit within a year. The tree will bear Jackfruit twice a year. All fruits are medium-sized, not as large as the normal Jackfruit, so that even children can carry or harvest the tree. The stems are not thick. Constant pruning is required as the stem is not thick like other varieties. Prune the unnecessary branches every year. Can expect fruit from the tree for at least 15 years.

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