Growing Zones: 4-11 patio / 9-11 outdoors(hardy down to 30℉) 4-11 patio / 9-11 outdoors
- Mature Height:
- 50-70 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 20-30 ft.
- Growth Rate:
- Harvest Time:
- June - August
- Botanical Name:
- Artocarpus heterophyllus
- Does Not Ship To:
100 Pounds of Fruit Each Season
The Jackfruit is easy to spot with its unique green rind, a large, oblong shape, and softly spiked exterior. Because Jackfruits can weigh anywhere between ten to fifty pounds, they stand out against smaller tropical fruit. Once they’re spotted, they quickly sell out – people can’t get enough of this versatile, delicious fruit.
The Jackfruit Tree offers this unique fruit that’s an excellent source of nutrition, containing protein, vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin C, iron, potassium, calcium and more to fuel your body with energy and naturally boost your immune system. Once a Jackfruit is cut open, their rich, creamy flesh can be picked away from the seeds for a fresh, juicy snack. The pulp’s taste is reminiscent of a sweet banana mixed with the tang of mango and pineapples. It’s perfect for enhancing smoothies and ice cream. The Jackfruit transitions from a shade of yellow to light green when its flesh is at the sweetest and softest point.
Whether it’s cooked in a pan or on the grill like barbecue, Jackfruit gains the texture and flavor of pulled pork, serving as a delicious meat substitute. Jackfruits are popular to use in curry, tacos, sandwiches and more.
While Jackfruit Trees are native to warm tropical climates, they also thrive 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 it grows large green blooms each spring before it produces it's unique namesake fruit. Jackfruit Trees are tough and low maintenance - place them by a sizable, sun-soaked window and give them a little water to thrive. They'll produce a ton of healthy, savory fruit. Order your Jackfruit Tree today!
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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Customer Reviews & Photos
Great tree and great company
tree arrived looking great. I followed the planting instructions but after a couple of days the leaves started dying. I emailed fast-growing trees and they gave me some advice. After a few mire days the tree limbs started dying. They promptly sent me a new tree. after a week and a half the new one is doing great. i even have new leaf growth. I give it 5 stars this early on because the customer service alone was excellent.
So far strong leaves healthy
My Jak fruit is growing very nicely. Healthy leaves and strong.
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.
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
Planting & Care
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
Most items ship the next business day unless otherwise noted
Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however some orders may ship in 1-2 business days (we do not ship on the weekends) from date of purchase. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.
|Amount of Order||Shipping Charge|
|Less than $15||$11.95|
|$149 & above||Free Shipping!|
You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in
Growing Zones 3, 4, 5 or 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our
Growing Zone Finder.
We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.
|Growing Zone||Shipping Resumes|
|Zones 3 & 4||Week of April 29th|
|Zones 5||Week of April 14th|
|Zones 6||Week of April 7th|
|Zones 7-11||Ships Now!|