Jackfruit 'Golden Nugget' (Artocarpus heterophyllus)

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Jackfruit, Artocarpus heterophyllus, is a large fast-growing tropical fruit tree related to Mulberry and Fig 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 than other jackfruit varieties.  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, eaten raw, added to smoothies, chips, or sauces.  When ripe and unopened, Jackfruit can smell slightly unpleasant, but when opened it smells and tastes just like delicious pineapple bubble gum.

Mature Jackfruit trees can bear up to 100-200 fruit a year!

Plant Type
Tropical Evergreen Fruit Tree

Harvest Season
Spring, Summer

Mature Size
Up to 80 ft tall 

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

Light Requirements
Full Sun


Growth Rate

Zone Hardiness
Outdoors 9-11 with frost protection; Patio/Greenhouse 4+


Small: 2" Peat Pots
Medium: 4" Coconut Coir Pot
Large: 6" Peat Pot
X-Large: 8-10" Pot 
Citrus: 4x14" Pot

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Dig Deeper

Not only does Jackfruit have an incredibly unique look, fragrance, and flavor, but it is also a rich source of vitamin, minerals, phytonutrients, carbohydrate, electrolytes, fiber, fat and protein.

Jackfruit contains calories but no cholesterol or saturated fats.

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