Archive for March, 2009

Monday, March 30th, 2009

Jackfruit – The Largest Tree-Borne Fruit In The World

Jackfruit REALLY looks like something from another planet!!

Jackfruit Tree With FruitsNative to South and South-East Asian countries its fruit is usually around 10 – 12 inches in diameter or more.

It is the national fruit of Bangladesh, has been cultivated in India for centuries. and is also very common in the Philippines and Brazil in particular.

We live in a more-or-less sub-tropical area of SE Queensland in Australia and Jackfruit is not something that you see much here at all. But when it does show up in the markets or at a store, it is quickly pounced on by those who know about it. Others just stare at these wondering, “What on earth is that!?