Jackfruit tree by Dragonsaur Long, Jack fruit are really unusual, They're big as a pumpkin yet they grow in trees They spikey on the outside yet soft and smooth in the outside And some even taste a bit like mango!
The jackfruit tree is well suited to tropical lowlands, and its fruit is the largest tree-borne fruit, reaching as much as 80 pounds (36 kg) in weight and up to 36 inches (90 cm) long and 20 inches (50 cm) in diameter.
Jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus) or Nangka is native to parts of South India and South East Asia. The jackfruit tree is well suited to tropical lowlands and its fruit is the largest tree-borne fruit
The Jackfruit tree is well suited to humid tropical lowlands. The flesh is starchy and fibrous, and is a source of dietary fiber with a flavor similar to a tart banana. The fruit is usually eaten green (unripe) after being cooked; however, it can be eaten raw when ripe. 150 or more large fruit per year per tree is common. Seeds may be boiled or roasted. Propagation is by seed and the seeds must be planted within one month, or discarded. The wood of the jackfruit tree makes excellent lumber.