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Jackfruit tree is a fast growing tree and Its fruit is considered one of the largest tree-borne fruit, reaching as much as 35 kg (80 lb) in weight, 90 cm (35 in) in length, and 50 cm (20 in) in diameter. Jackfruit tree usually measures over 20m with dense and broad crown, large leaves (about 20cm) in dark green colour. Fruit with rough skin, green- yellow and presents sharp protrusions. The flesh is yellow or orange and can be up to 400 seeds in a single fruit.
Spotted during a day walk in Bandung, Indonesia, rainforest area. The jackfruit tree is well suited to tropical lowlands, native to the forests of southwest India, from where it spread throughout Southeast Asia and Asia. Distribution: It is now cultivated in tropical and subtropical countries from Asia (India, Burma, Sri Lanka, southern China, Malaysia), Africa and South America (Brazil, Puerto Rico ) to United States ( Florida and California). It can grow in tropical areas but it also endures the cold southern regions like Australia. In Southeast Asian countries is is planted in avenues, cities, yards and parks as well as a tree to provide shade. It is a food source .
The word "jackfruit" comes from Portuguese jaca, which in turn is derived from the Malayalam language term chakka (Malayalam chakka pazham). in Spanish, apart for jackfruit, it can be called poor man's fruit, good bread, rhyme, jak tree. Malaysia and the Philippines: Nangka. Thailand: Khanun. Cambodya: Khnor. Laos: Mak My. Vietnam: Mit Kingdom: Plantae (unranked): Angiosperms (unranked): Eudicots (unranked): Rosids Order: Rosales Family: Moraceae Tribe: Artocarpeae Genus: Artocarpus Species: A. heterophyllus