Growing Zones: 4-11 patio / 9-11 outdoors(hardy down to 30℉)
This plant is perfect for your area!
- Mature Height:
- 40-80 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 20 ft.
- Full Sun
- Botanical Name:
- Artocarpus altilis
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A Unique Tropical Fruit Tree Full of Nutrition
A staple in Oceanic cultures, but a rarity in the US, the Breadfruit Tree will make an incredible addition to your yard. You may have never heard of this exotic fruit, but it's been providing important nutrition to Oceanic cultures for centuries. If you've ever visited Hawaii, you've probably seen this tree. Imagine having a slice of the tropical life growing right in your own yard.
Unlike anything you've ever seen before, this tree will help your yard stand out from the rest. Growing to heights of 40-80 feet, with a width of 20', your Breadfruit tree will look unlike anything else growing in your neighborhood. Large green to yellow fruit, growing to the size of a football hang from thick, sturdy branches adorned with lush green foliage. You'll never get tired of looking out at your yard and watching this incredible plant grow.
Growing fast, you'll have a big tropical tree in very little time. It may take a few years to get your tree to fruit, but in the meantime, your tree will sprout up quickly and start to give you the exotic atmosphere you're looking for. Once you do start getting fruit, you can expect 20-50 fruits per year and in some cases, even more.
If you don't live in the south, you can still grow a Breadfruit Tree. By planting your Breadfruit Tree in a container, you'll get a smaller tree, but one that will survive even in cold climates. The Breadfruit Tree really doesn't like to be in temperatures less than 60 degrees, so you'll need to bring your plant indoors once temperature drop.
Eat the fruit that nourishes Oceanic cultures. Breadfruit are extremely nutritious fruit. Packed with calories, carbohydrates, protein and amino acids, this fruit is an excellent choice for vegans, vegetarians and those with limited diets due to food allergies. You can't eat the fruit raw, but by cooking ripened fruit with seasoning, you'll have a bountiful supply of nutrients in one simple dish.
Start growing your exotic, nutritious Breadfruit today. The Breadfruit is growing in popularity in the US. As exotic foods grow in demand, the Breadfruit is gaining momentum. Be the first in your neighborhood to plant an exotic Breadfruit. Order your unique tree today.
Breadfruits are self-fertile. You will get fruit with only one plant. However, adding an additional Breadfruit will drastically increase the size of your crop.
Customer Reviews & Photos
My breadfruit tree leaves are enormous! The secret is to repot it in good soil in a large pot and keep it inside for a while instead of shocking it by putting it in sunlight right away. After 2 weeks its outside and growing new leaves. Not sure if ill put it in the ground yet.
Planting & Care
Planting: Plant your Breadfruit tree in a very sunny location in your yard. It will need plenty of sun exposure to thrive. If you live in an area where temperatures below 60 degrees are frequent, plant your Breadfruit tree in a large container. If planting in the ground, remove all the grass in an area 3' around where you plant to plant your tree. Be sure to plant your Breadfruit at least 20' away from powerlines and buildings. Be sure to plant in well-drained soil. Plant in a hole equal in depth to the container it arrived in, but twice as wide. Lay down a thick layer of mulch, 6" away from the trunk, spreading out to 3 feet.
Watering: Never let the soil dry oil under your tree when it is young. Water immediately after planting and water frequently enough that the young tree's roots do not dry out. If the leaves begin to wilt, your Breadfruit is not getting enough water. After a few years, you will not need to water ask frequently, as a mature Breadfruit tree has some drought resistance.
Fertilization: Frequent fertilization with a complete fertilizer is helpful during the plant's entire life. Adding a small amount of fertilizer twice a year should be sufficient to help the tree receive the nutrients it needs. If you have poor soil, you may need to double your fertilizer application.
Pruning: You don't need to prune your tree during its youth. Once it begins to produce fruit, you can cut up to 1/3 of the branches off to reduce size and maintain shape.
Harvesting: Breadfruit will turn yellow-brown when ripe and may then be picked from the tree. The fruit can also be picked before it is fully ripened and then left to ripen in the refrigerator for a week. Picked fruit will last for up to 10 days in the fridge, but it does not freeze well.
Preparing and Eating: Do not eat raw Breadfruit as it can induce vomiting. As with all foods high in protein, starch and carbohydrates, Breadfruit must be cooked to be digestible. Similar to potatoes or rice, this fruit does not have much flavor when cooked plain. However, treating Breadfruit like tofu, you can add it to any dish and it will absorb and magnify the flavor. Keep in mind, breadfruit is eaten for its nutritional value as it is not a sweet fruit.
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|
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 - 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our
Growing Zone Finder.
Some plants are not available for immediate shipment, and delayed delivery is noted.
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 May 4th|
|Zone 5||Week of April 13th|
|Zone 6||Week of March 30th|
|Zones 7 - 11||Ships Now!|