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    08 / 26 / 2017

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For educational purpose and for you plant lovers to mull over. I know because I planted the seeds about two months before the photo was taken. That is a 5 gallon bucket in the one photo. At first I thought the leaves had been chewed by insects but I guess that is the way they are suppose to look. That Ohio bit is just to throw you off. Good luck.


  • jake12121212 Master Identifier says:

    The arils or the part around the seed of a very slightly soft jackfruit has a nice light fruity starchy slightly sweet flavor (I like this stage the best and cannot eat enough.)(The dehydrated ones I have found retain this flavor pretty well) After the fruit gets older and very soft and turns a brown or dark color it looses the starchiness and becomes sweeter but the overpowering taste limits how much I could eat. The seeds reminded me of fava beans. I microwaved them with butter and salt and they tasted somewhat like lima beans. But remember to save a couple to plant!

    January 8th, 2018 at 11:09pm

  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    Hi Jen, the included link will help to answer your question about the taste of jackfruit. Asian grocery stores often sell them in smaller cut up portions. According to sources, the seeds are edible also. Best wishes Jen! Laura

    December 1st, 2017 at 5:49pm

  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    Thanks Jake12121212 for being so generous! I’m looking forward to receive this exotic gigantic delicious fruit LOL!!! Laura

    November 27th, 2017 at 6:07pm

  • Jen Morey Registered says:

    Fascinating leaves! Love the asymmetry. What does jackfruit taste like?

    November 26th, 2017 at 6:37pm

  • Metrosideros Master Identifier says:

    In Hwai’i the fruit gets two times the size of a basketball.

    November 25th, 2017 at 8:09pm

  • jake12121212 Master Identifier says:

    Wow, Laura, you ARE good! It is indeed a jackfruit. Seeds were from a delicious 20 pounder! Just for knowing I’ll share my first harvest with you!

    November 25th, 2017 at 7:05pm

  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    I want to add: “or something in the Artocarpus genus?”

    November 25th, 2017 at 6:54pm

  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    Is it jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus)?

    November 25th, 2017 at 6:39pm

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