The Jack Fruit is a large fruit that can have over 500 seeds inside which are covered with a sticky yellow bubblegum like covering and has a flavour similar to banana mixed with honey.They can bear a lot of fruit in one season which means a lot of food on one tree that can be freezed and made into numerous deserts or just eaten straight.

The seeds can also be roasted like chestnuts in an oven and are also very high in nutrients and fibre and are great medicine for many ailments.

Jack Fruit Tree (3 years old)

  • Jackfruit trees are extremely sensitive to frost and won't survive in a drought. They flourish in a good loam soil but drainage is important so planted on a slope or where there is plenty of rocks in the soil. They need a high rainfall or watering but if kept to wet the tree could die or won't bear fruit properly.