Jackfruit or Kathal (Artocarpus heterophyllus) is a plant which probably originated from the Western Ghats in India. Jackfruit tree is a tropical perennial fruit tree. This has flowers are borne on short branches extending from the trunk and older branches.
This otherworldly looking oddity has a very thick, rubbery rind with short blunt spikes and up to 500 seeds. The average fruit is around 35 pounds.All parts of the jack-fruit tree produce opalescent, sticky latex and the tree has a very long tap-root.
|Plant Height||24 inch (61 cm)|
|Plant Spread||5 inch (13 cm)|
|Common Name||Fanas, Jackfruit, Kathal|
|Maximum Reachable Height||Up to 80 feet|
|Flower Colour||Pale green|
|Bloom Time||Early Summer|
|Difficulty Level||Easy to grow|
Planting is usually done in the month of July-August in rainfed areas and during February-March in irrigated areas. Planting spacing should be 10 X 10 m. Dig pits of 1 m x 1 m x 1 m. Fill in with topsoil mixed with 10 kg of FYM.
|Soil||Rich, deep and somewhat porous soil.|
|Temperature||25 to 35 degree C|
|Fertilizer||Apply any organic fertilizer.|
Fruit shaped like an enormous kidney bean, they have pebbled and rough green skin, and their flavour is indescribable. They are sweet and mild and best served cold.