The jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus), also known as jack tree, fenne, jakfruit, is a species of tree in the fig, mulberry, and breadfrui
Jackfruit 'Black Gold' (Artocarpus heterophyllus)
Jackfruit 'Black Gold' (Artocarpus heterophyllus)

Jackfruit 'Black Gold' (Artocarpus heterophyllus)

Regular price $69.95

Jackfruit, a large evergreen fruit tree native to India, is known to produce the largest fruit in the world! The outer part of the Jackfruit is hard and textured. The fruit has an outer rind composed of composite pieces that attach to fleshy yellow fruit pulp that have a pulled-pork like texture.  When ripe and unopened, Jackfruit can smell slightly unpleasant, but when opened it smells and tastes like pineapple bubble gum! 

On average, a Jackfruit weighs about 35 pounds but in it's native climate have reportedly been found to weigh over 100 pounds!  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. Due to it's texture it is often used as a vegan replacement for pulled pork sandwiches.  Extra fruit can be frozen for healthy 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.  It is native to the southwest portion of the Indian subcontinent and is the national fruit of Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.  Jackfruit grows primarily in tropical lowland climates and can bear upwards of 100-200 fruit a year at maturity!

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Important Shipping Information

We ship nationwide year-round to the United States and Canada with 100% plastic-free compostable shipping materials.  Plants ship ready-to-plant in 4" coconut coir pots or 1-3 gal burlap grow bags.

Shipping & Handing Cost
Shipping will be calculated at checkout and varies based on your order weight and your distance from the nursery. Shipping is combined for multiple plants. The more you grow, the more you save!  Live locally and want to save on shipping?  See our Local Pickup option below.

Order Processing & Shipping Schedule
Orders are processed at the beginning of each week and ship on Tuesday-Thursday via 1-3 Day USPS Priority Mail.  Average order processing time before shipment averages from 1-14 days. 

Shipping Confirmation & Delivery Confirmation 
We will automatically send you a Shipping Confirmation Email with tracking information when your order's shipping label or labels are created and your order is processed.  We will also automatically send you a Delivery Confirmation Email the moment your order is delivered so you know exactly when to go out and collect it!

Tracking Your Order
You can track the progress of your order online and sign up for step-by-step tracking alters via your Order Status Page, USPS Tracking Page, or the Arrive App.

A link to your Order Status page is automatically sent to you in your Order Confirmation email.  You can also track your order via the USPS tracking page (a link to that is sent in your shipping confirmation email).  Another way to track your order status is with the Arrive App, which can be downloaded on your Order Status Page. 

Heat Packs & Cold Weather Holds

Heat Packs
Heat Packs can be purchased separately and are necessary for orders shipping to cold climates under 32 degrees. Visit our Heat Packs page to learn more and purchase your heat pack. 

Weather Holds
If you prefer not to ship your order with a Heat Pack and would like to request a custom winter weather hold until your preferred arrival date, please email shipping@sowexotic.com.  

Local Pickup at the Nursery

Online orders can also be picked up at the Sow Exotic Nursery in Winter Haven, Florida. To place an order for Local Pickup, enter LOCALPICKUP into the discount section at checkout. Visit our Local Pickup page to learn more.

Shipping to Hawaii & Puerto Rico

Plants ship bare root to Hawaii & Puerto Rico. Due to USDA restrictions, here's the list of plants that don't make the cut. Plants that DO NOT ship to Puerto Rico: Coffee, Palm, and Banana plants.  Plants that DO NOT ship to Hawaii:
Pineapple, Palm, Papaya, Coffee, Banana, and Passion Fruit plants.

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Plant Care

Plant Type: Tropical Fruit Tree

Harvest Season: Spring, Summer

Mature Size: 80 ft

Soil & Moisture: Moist, rich, well-draining soil. 

Exposure: Full Sun. Jackfruit trees like humid, tropical conditions and are very sensitive to drought and frost.

Zones

Climate Zones: USDA plant hardiness Zones 9+ with frost protection

Patio Planting Zones: 4+

All of our tropical fruiting plants can be grown in small or large containers in northern zones or planted outside in warmer climates.