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Jackfruit Tree

Artocarpus heterophyllus

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Growing Zones: 4-8 patio / 9-11 outdoors
(hardy down to 30℉)



Growing Zones 9-11 outdoors
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

50-70 ft.

Mature Width:

20-30 ft.

Sunlight:

Full Sun, Partial Sun

Spacing:

15 ft.

Growth Rate:

Moderate

Drought Tolerance:

Moderate

Harvest Time:

June - August

Fruit Color:

Green to Yellow

Year to Bear:

2-3 years

Botanical Name:

Artocarpus heterophyllus

Does Not Ship To:

AZ



Don't Buy Bare-Root Trees (learn why below)
 

Harvest over 100 pounds of fruit every season

The Jackfruit is easy to spot with its unique green rind that’s covered with soft spikes and its large oblong shape. Since Jackfruits can weigh anywhere between ten to fifty pounds, they stand out against smaller tropical fruit. Once they’re spotted, they quickly sell out because people can’t get enough of this versatile, delicious fruit.

The Jackfruit is an excellent source of nutrition because they contain protein, vitamin A, vitamin C, B vitamins, iron, potassium, calcium and more to fuel your body with energy and to naturally boost your immune system. 

Once a Jackfruit is cut open you can pick their rich, creamy flesh away from the seeds to enjoy for a fresh, juicy snack. The pulp tastes like a sweet banana mixed with the tang of mango and pineapples. It’s perfect for adding to smoothies and ice cream. When this tropical fruit turns from a shade of yellow to light green then its flesh is at its sweetest and softest point. 

When cooked in a pan or on the grill like barbecue, it gains the texture and flavor of pulled pork, serving as a delicious meat substitute. They’re popular to use in curry, tacos, sandwiches and more.  

While Jackfruit Trees are native to warm tropical climates, they also love growing indoors. If you live outside of growing zones 9 – 11, place your tree in a container and bring it indoors for the winter. Once it warms up again, place your tree back outdoors to soak up some rays. 

Their glossy, wide and flat tropical leaves will add bursts of color to your favorite room. Plus, the Jackfruit’s beauty only intensifies when they erupt with large green blooms every spring, before turning into large, unique fruit.

Jackfruit Trees are tough and low maintenance. They only need to sit by a large sunny window and need little water to thrive while producing tons of healthy and savory fruit. 





Jackfruit Tree Pollination

Jackfruit Trees are self-fertile. You will get fruit with only one plant. However, adding an additional Jackfruit Tree will drastically increase the size of your crop.

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My is good. Very good condition. I will buy more from this website. One tree is damaged during the shipping but they told me, they will send me another one. Good customer service
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Added Aug 24, 2016
August 24, 2016
Stanton, CA
Waiting for recovery
Arrived looking awesome and within two days after following instructions, leaves were dead or dying. Continuing to baby and will see if it recovers MN
July 25, 2016
Kingsbury, TX
Purchased
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
8
Replacement tree
This tre was delivered on time in perfect condition. It had plenty of leaves and buds.
I unpacked it and kept it in the container for almost a week. I placed it where I intended to plant it. I gave it a fair amount of water each day.
I planted it this morning in rich soil. Some leaves are opening and growing. With water eac day and lots of sun, we'll see how it does. So far , so good.
May 20, 2017
Purchased
6 months ago
Growing Zone:
10
So far strong leaves healthy
My Jak fruit is growing very nicely. Healthy leaves and strong.
July 9, 2017
Purchased
7 months ago
Growing Zone:
9
My new Jackfruit tree is growing like wildfire in Austin Texas!
At first I was not sure about buying the tree online in fact most of the people I spoke to said no no no don't do it but when they came it was in perfect health and right now it is growing explosively. I purchased a young Jackfruit tree period i repotted it in a much larger pot and I placed it underneath a large tree to help it acclimate to the harsh Texas environment. Right now it has new growth all over it and is literally already several inches taller. I have been babying it with Rainwater and I have to say I am very happy with my purchase. I am thinking about what else I want to put in my yard and I will definitely be ordering from you again.
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June 28, 2017
Purchased
5 months ago

Planting & Care



It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Jackfruit Tree


Jackfruit Tree Planting Diretions

The Jackfruit tree (or “Artocarpus heterophyllus”) is the producer of the biggest, tree grown fruit in the world. There have been some cases where this unusually exotic fruit can get to be as heavy as 80 lbs. and roughly 35 inches in length; 20 inches in diameter! A healthy, mature tree can produce anywhere from 100-200 of these gargantuan fruits per year. The Jackfruit tree is a tropical native hailing from areas of South-East Asia.  It is typically grown in zones 9-11 but can be potted and brought indoors during cold seasons for zones 4-8 (typically when temperatures start dipping to 50 degrees or lower). Reaching mature heights of 50-70 feet and 20-30 feet wide, the Jackfruit tree will perform best if planted in rich, porous soil. They love heat and humidity as they are tropical trees but will not tolerate standing water around their roots and will not produce fruit if the soil is left soggy.

 

Choosing a location: Find a spot where you’ll have 12 hours of full sun exposure and where water will never pool. Remember, this is native to the tropics so think lots of heat and humidity to keep these trees happy. Avoid areas where there is competing vegetation and where an old tree’s roots may have been.

 

Planting directions (in ground): The most common time to plant a Jackfruit tree is in the spring so the rain can do most of the watering for you.

1) Once you have found an ideal location for your jackfruit tree, make your hole twice the size of the root ball and just as deep. You may want to loosen the soil a bit more at the bottom to assist with the taproot getting established.
2) If you want to guarantee good drainage, you can mix in sand, organic matter, perlite, and a ⅓ part of compost mixed with a gardening soil.
3) Be sure that the bud patch is not lower than the soil line once you begin to backfill the hole as this can lead to root rot and other health problems.
4) Press down on the soil as you fill the hole to prevent air pockets from forming. You can also fill the hole partially, water a little to settle the soil and then continue to backfill.
5) Once you have fully filled the hole, water generously and spread a good layer of mulch around to conserve moisture while keeping competing weeds away.

 

Planting directions (potted): The Jackfruit can be successfully potted and cared for, but it will require lots of sun while indoors and the height will need to be maintained or else it will get to be too large to move easily.

1) The most difficult thing about potting a Jackfruit tree is taking care not to disrupt the delicate taproot. It’s best to find a pot roughly 18-24 inches in diameter and 20 (or more) inches tall to allow plenty of room for the root system.
*Tip* Taproots can break through the bottom of a pot that is too shallow. Try to find a container that has some height to it so there’s ample room for the taproot.
2) Before you pot your tree, an easy way to keep the soil from becoming overly saturated is to line the bottom of the container with a couple inches of gravel. This will assure you proper drainage of the soil. Try to use a light, fast draining potting soil.
3) Place your Jackfruit tree next to a south facing window for maximum sun exposure. You may even want to utilize a grow light to ensure the tree is getting enough light exposure. Tropical plants like 10-12 hours of full sun.
4) Jackfruit knows it’s a tropical tree and will act as such. Be sure to keep the humidity up around the tree by daily spritzing or utilizing a humidifier. Potted Jackfruit can be a bit of a challenge but is possible with proper care.

 

Watering: Jackfruit needs a constantly moistened soil but cannot tolerate standing water or poor drainage. Root rot can easily set in if there is excess moisture being retained in the soil or pooling at the base. Due to the tree’s need for a constant water source, most people wait until the rainy season to plant Jackfruit.

A potted Jackfruit is more easily monitored for water. You can stick your finger into the soil and feel around for moisture. If the soil feels like it is beginning to dry, then water enough to where you see it escaping the drainage holes in the bottom of the pot and stop. You may need to water more regularly in the hotter seasons so be sure to check your soil if the weather is getting hotter.

 

Pruning: Prune regularly to maintain the tree’s height to about 20 feet. When it has grown to 12 feet or taller, cut back the main trunk to about 8 feet to encourage dense branches to form. Pruning the tree to this height will also facilitate harvesting. Be sure to remove any competing weeds from growing in the area that can steal nutrients from the soil.

 

Fertilizing: Jackfruit trees are moderate to heavy feeders and will greatly benefit from fertilizing regularly. Use a time release fertilizer for your in-ground Jackfruit such as a 8-3-9 formula or similar. Be sure to follow the application instructions to avoid burning the tree’s root system. The amount to feed the tree will vary upon its age. Here is a beneficial chart to break down how much to feed the tree based upon its age.

 

Year

Fertilizer

mixture

Amount per tree/

application

Time of application
1st year G 4 oz every 3 months
2nd year G 6 oz every 3 months
3rd year F 1 lb. every 4 months
4th year F 2 lb. every 4 months
5th year F 3 lb. every 6 months
6th year F 5 lb. every 6 months
7th year on      F 6-7 lb. every 6 months

  G = Growth mixture                    F = Flowering mixture

Feed your potted Jackfruit weekly using a weaker liquid fertilizer. They are not heavy feeders in the containers but younger trees will thrive with regular applications of fertilizer.

Planting & Care

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frank j on Oct 14, 2017
It's one of the best fruit in the wold
Luxner J on Jun 25, 2017
good ok
frank j on Oct 14, 2017
I wanted to grow the fruit and have a large shade tree. The tree did not survive the 100 degree weather in Nevada.
Lida B on Oct 8, 2017
It's one of the best fruit in the wold
Luxner J on Jun 25, 2017
Love jackfruit
Lydar S on Jun 14, 2017
unusual fruit. goes well with my mangos and loquats.
Roy J on Apr 22, 2017
I love this fruit and to have it in my garden would be so nice
Anita T on Sep 20, 2016
This sounds like a very interesting fruit...am looking forward to trying it
Debi R on Aug 28, 2016
Because I like the taste of it
Peter L on Aug 16, 2016
Interesting tree.
Frank Z on Aug 6, 2016
Love jackfruit but hesitate to grow although we live in zone 9. Since your nursery guarantee one year survival, I hope it will survive at least first year so we don't have to return for refund or replacement.
Celine Q on Jul 16, 2016
I want to introduce my small town, friends and family to this tropical tree. Also this plant is unavailable in my area.
Kevin S on Jul 8, 2016
I wanted to grow the fruit and have a large shade tree. The tree did not survive the 100 degree weather in Nevada.
Lida B on Oct 8, 2017
Love jackfruit
Lydar S on Jun 14, 2017
Will this tree be okay to grow in Michigan?
Rabbi on May 22, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The outdoor growing zones are 9-11. Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
http://www.fast-growing-trees.com/USDA-Plant-Hardiness-Zone-Map.htm
How long before it begins fruiting?
Hannah O on May 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I was told by customer support that it takes three years to fruit, and that it grows 5 feet per year.
Dear Custer Service: Are your jackfruit trees grafted? Please answer my question ASAP because I'm going to order one. Thanks.
Eddie on Aug 13, 2016
BEST ANSWER: They are propagated from the mother plant.
Will this tree be okay to grow in nipomo california?...
Saul T on Oct 4, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The outdoor growing zones are 9-11 . Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
http://www.fast-growing-trees.com/USDA-Plant-Hardiness-Zone-Map.htm
Can we grow jackfruit in state of. California?
Mllet on Oct 11, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The outdoor growing zones are 9-11. Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
http://www.fast-growing-trees.com/USDA-Plant-Hardiness-Zone-Map.htm
For zones 4-8 you would need to bring them indoors in the winter.
When is the Best time to plant a jackfruit?
Saul T on Oct 4, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Late Spring or early Summer is the best time to plant.
Will it grow in south west pa. The Jack fruit tree ?
Magtop on Sep 19, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The outdoor growing zones are 9-11. Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
http://www.fast-growing-trees.com/USDA-Plant-Hardiness-Zone-Map.htm

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