Jack Fruit(Artocarpus heterophyllus) for your Edible Garden in Florida

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Jack Fruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus) for your Edible Garden in Florida


Common name is Jackfruit and the scientific name is Artocarpus heterophyllus. It is the national fruit for the countries of Bangladesh and Indonesia. Many Asians in Florida plant the tree in their edible garden.




We met a Vietnamese friend living in Sarasota Florida that has this ten year old jack fruit tree which he planted when he bought the house.  The biggest fruit he had harvested weighed 50 pounds, and the smallest weighed 30.


He also showed us several about twenty feet of the ground, but the branches made it hard to get a good pictureof them.




Jackfruit Tree


In Malaysia and Indonesia they call it Nangka. Jackfruit trees like tropical temperature and will damaged by cold weather when the tree is young. It has the biggest edible fruit of all trees. If the leaves or branches are broken, milky colored latex will flow down. The size of the oval shape dark green leave is about 4 inches width by 6 inches long. The tree may grow up to 30 – 50 feet tall.


Jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus) - Nutrition and Health Benefits


Jackfruit may take three to four month to ripe. The fruit has pointed and rough skin. To avoid the sticky latex on the knife and your hand, you may rub them with oil before cutting it.




There are a variety of Jackfruits some flesh are crunchy, moist and others are soft.


The delicious fruit tastes somewhat like a sweet starchy melon in yellowish to oranges color. It is a natural source of carbohydrate and sugar to boost your energy without cholesterol and fats.  It is rich in vitamin C & B, potassium and fiber.



Jackfruit – How to Eat


You may eat the flesh as a snack.

Bake, boil or roast the seeds and enjoy the nuts.

Make smoothies, ice cream, custards, and dried fruits or deep fried with batter.


Benefits of Jackfruit Tree in your Edible Garden


Make your yard look nice.

Harvest fresh organic fruits from the tree.

Save money from grocery stores

The tree provides shade to reduce your electric bill.

Share your produce with your friends and neighbors.



Related posts on Edible Garden in Florida:


Dragon Fruit (Pitaya) Progression – Edible Garden in Florida 



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Now you know Mark, try the delicious fruit, you will like it.  

Sep 06, 2014 11:20 AM #4
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Vision Quest Realty - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Would like to try this fruit and would love to be able to grow the tree here...but not with our weather. Thanks for all the excellent information about Jackfruit Tree, as I have never heard of it before now.

Sep 06, 2014 02:26 PM #5
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Wow, Kwee...I've never heard of Jack Fruit until today. It looks like one fruit would feed a family for a long time. Thanks for teaching me something new today. 

My peach tree did so well this year, that I can hardly give all of the peaches away. 

Sep 06, 2014 02:39 PM #6
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Home and Condo Specialists

What an interesting looking fruit an seems it has so many uses...

Sep 06, 2014 09:16 PM #7
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Kwee, thanks for the education about the Jack Fruit.  I will need to see if I can find one to taste.

Sep 06, 2014 09:21 PM #8
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for telling us about Jack Fruit. I would love to try it.

Have a great day and an outstanding week!

Sep 06, 2014 10:10 PM #9
Joy Daniels
Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd. - Harrisburg, PA

I have never heard for Jack Fruit, but now you have peaked my interest.  I love fruits and this sounds like a good one!  When I visit my mom this year, I will have to ask her if she knows anyone that has one.  Thank you Kwee.

Sep 07, 2014 12:05 AM #10
Bob Ratliff
Robert Ratliff Realty - San Antonio, TX
"Sold with Bob"

Kwee, what a history lesson on "Jack Fruit", I had no idea. I can't believe a piece of fruit could weigh around 50 lbs. Your photo is amazing showing off the size, that poor tree...

Sep 07, 2014 09:24 PM #11
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Kwee, that jackfruit sure is a strange looking fruit, and doesn't look like something you would want to eat.   Good thing you identified it as edible! 

Sep 07, 2014 11:28 PM #12
Jennifer Fivelsdal
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 - Rhinebeck, NY
Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection

Kwee it is so good to see the Jackfruit, I love this fruit but have not seen it in years.  However I still remember the unique taste.

Sep 10, 2014 03:41 PM #13
Will Nesbitt
Nesbitt Realty at Condo Alexandria - Alexandria, VA
Nesbitt Realty is a family-run brokerage.

This is a attention getting photo blog series on the jack fruit from an edible garden, Venice, Florida Real Estate Agent Kwee Huset at (941) 716-3090.

Sep 11, 2014 03:47 AM #14
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Hi Kwee, I am so glad to know about the Jack Fruit Tree. The fruit is huge bsge cut open it reminded me a little of a pineapple. You sound like you have eaten it so I wonder if you really like it?

Sep 11, 2014 11:33 AM #15
Anna Hatridge
Goodson Realty - Farmington, MO
Missouri Realtor with Goodson Realty

Kwee, Good morning.  I think the Jack Fruit Tree would be a welcome addition to any yard.  The fruit looks so delicious.  I have never eaten it, winter weather would not allow it to grow in Missouri.  I will be watching for it next time I travel to your state.  Thank you for sharing so much information and the photos are great. 

Sep 13, 2014 07:05 PM #16
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Realty ONE Group - Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas Henderson Homes for Sale

Hello Kwee ...VB is very familiar with Jack Fruit and loves it ;o)

Sep 13, 2014 11:19 PM #17
Joni Bailey
101 Main St. Realty - Huntsville, TX
Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®

Wow! You always teach us the most interesting things. I have friends from Bangladesh. I will have to ask Sohel about this.

Sep 14, 2014 08:21 AM #18
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Kwee, that is some kind of fruit!  I don't think I've ever seen anything like it and I would love to try some Jack fruit some time!  Thanks for sharing!

Sep 16, 2014 10:34 AM #19
Toni Weidman
Sailwinds Realty - Trinity, FL
20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL

Wow, Kwee, that fruit is gigantic! I haven't ever seen those anywhere in our area.  

Sep 17, 2014 10:07 AM #20
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I love Jackfruit. I had no idea they grow in Florida. Thanks for sharing.

Sep 19, 2014 09:15 PM #21
Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459
Coldwell Banker - Oconomowoc, WI
Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent. SOLD!


Wow, I learn something new everyday. I never had herd of them before

Nov 20, 2014 12:41 PM #22
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I love jack fruit and I'm the only person in my family who eats it ( for smell, if you know what I mean:). I live close to 3 Asian markets and each of them sell them.

Jun 20, 2015 05:50 PM #23
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