Jackfruit 'Golden Nugget' (Artocarpus heterophyllus)

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Jackfruit is a large fast-growing tropical fruit tree that produces the largest fruit in the world! On average, a Jackfruit weighs about 35 pounds but in it's native climate have reportedly been found to weigh over 100 pounds.  The Golden Nugget Jackfruit variety produces smaller, more round fruit.  When ripe, the spikey skin turns golden yellow. 

The outer part of the Jackfruit is hard and textured. The inner fleshy yellow fruit pulp has have a pulled-pork like texture and is often used as a vegan replacement for pulled pork sandwiches.  When ripe and unopened, Jackfruit can smell slightly unpleasant, but when opened it smells and tastes like pineapple bubble gum.  Not only does Jackfruit have an incredibly unique look and flavor, but it is also a rich source of vitamin, minerals, phytonutrients, carbohydrate, electrolytes, fiber, fat and protein. It contains calories but no cholesterol or saturated fats. Jackfruit can be eaten raw, added to smoothies or made into a variety of products, sauces, or even chips.

Artocarpus heterophyllus is the scientific name for the Jackfruit, a member of the fig family of plants and a relative to the Mulberry.  Jackfruit grows primarily in tropical lowland climates and can bear upwards of 100-200 fruit a year at maturity.

Our Jackfruit trees are grafted.

How to Grow Jackfruit Trees

Plant Type: Tropical Fruit Tree

Harvest Season: Spring - Summer

Mature Size: 80 ft.

Soil & Moisture: Moist, rich, well-draining soil. Likes humid, tropical conditions and are very sensitive to drought and frost.

Light Requirements: Full Sun

Self-Fertile: Yes

Zone Hardiness: Outdoors 9+ with frost protection; Patio/Greenhouse 4+