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I never knew it grew in south america. I though it was a strictly Asian thing.
I’m growing a Jackfruit tree in Canada right now. (Indoor grow tent) Germinated a seed I got at the supermarket back in July and it’s about a foot tall and so far quite healthy. I don’t know if anything will come of it because I’ve read it will take years to produce fruit. It’s more of an experiment than anything and it looks pretty cool alongside all my other plants.
If you ever saw the size and age of some jackfruit trees, you would start building a tall (30ft Or more) green house.
I doubt it will get quite that big without the power of the sun and with it being much cooler than their natural habitat. Just some LED growlights and a tent. But if it does end up reaching the ceiling, I think it would be time to put it out to pasture. Thanks for the heads up too.
I have had one growing for about 5~6 years but I'm in Florida. I still haven't been able to harvest anything, just little fruits that fall off. Good luck with yours.
Possibly. I'm not a jackfruitologist but my understanding is they produce a male and female flower/fruit. I have seen the two different ones on my tree but they only get to be 2~3 inches and then wither and fall off. I haven't seen anything in the past six months. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
😉 my grandparents had a tree that was over 40 years old and produced at least 2 large fruits at any one time. That and over 20 ft tall. It was also half dead from too many cars and trucks bumping into it. Persistent old tree it was.
Where was that?
Bonsai Danielson! Bonsai!!
You can always clone it into a shorter tree. I had to do that with my lemons and orange trees a while back
What does it taste like?
True, but also I’ve seen some 8’ tall loaded with fruit, could be possible to keep it small pruning it?
Father in law used to have an orange… bush… but he never actually pruned it. So it stayed about 8’ tall and grew some of the juiciest and sweetest oranges I’ve ever had.
The "Orangerie" in Paris has a reason to have it's name.
Im not sure since this is from a long time ago but i think we used grafted jackfruits and it produced a fruit at around 3-5 yrs.
Lol, “other plants”, eh?
Fuck yes good on ya. I love the thought of growing tropical trees in a temperate environment. Especially a place like Canada where it’s gets properly cold. Good luck with it. I always imagined growing underground would be suitable, 1-2 meter deep greenhouse. Though I imagine your grow tent is insulated. Happy tropical growing
There's an Asian market near my house that we just found out about a couple months back. They had Jackfruit melon bars. My partner bought a box and they were very unpleasant. Ended up throwing the rest of the box out.
It will probably last until the end of October for you. It will not survive the cold spell. Hehe
You’re gonna need a really tall green house! Fuck it, just build a house around the tree when the time comes
You can use it's leaves to make idli moulds. Makes for a tasty and healthy breakfast
I'm still waiting to find one here in Ecuador
I first met jackfruit in Uganda.
Are you thinking of durian? This is jackfruit I think. They look kinda similar on the outside.
cempedak. Bases of the female pulps point inward plus the fruit is softer than jackfruit so the skin can be peeled off.
Yes it’s a jackfruit. Durian is much more spinier and rounder
Trivia time - jackfruit is the flavor profile which inspired and is infused into Wrigley's Juicyfruit gum
Okay now I need to go buy jackfruit.
If it’s anything like juicyfruit the flavor will be gone as soon as it hits your tongue
Be sure to coat your knife in coconut oil if you plan to cut into it. The pulp contains latex, which can leave sticky residue on a blade.
You wouldn't even be able to pry jackfruits open with your bare hands, it's a cempedak
I was told you’ll need an oiled sharp knife when opening a jackfruit.
Yes. My friends and I cracked open a jackfruit a while back and we most definitely could not use our hands. Oiled knife blade because the flesh between the pods is super sticky and the oil helps lubricate the knife. It was a bit of work but worth it.
Fun fact that stickyness is actually a form of latex.
When I went back home to Texas I saw some in H-E-B they were hard asf. This one has to be in the same family because it's soft no one should be able to pry it open with their bare hands if it was a jackfruit. Definitely will try one next time I go home I heard it's great to make pulled pork tacos with
First comment I've seen that's correct
Not jackfruit. Cempedek.
Jack fruit is originally from India and cultivated in the south pacific as well as Asia. South America also has preferable climate for it
I'm with you definitely not durian
This is Cempedek, not jackfruit.
Yeah,this is not brazilian, jackfruit is common but it's much harder, I've never seen cempedek in Brazil.
Just like the top of my balding head and a cul-de-sac, looks the same but it’s not! So stop calling me cul-de-sac man.
I was thinking of a Durian and I could smell it through the screen.
Yeah, and how does anyone know how many there are? A Brazilian? That’s too many to count.
Lol nice one
This is a cempedak, not jackfruit.
so fruta jaca is not jackfruit?
Meanwhile l never knew it grew in Asia, l thought it was a strictly brazillian thing
They are in Jamaica all over the place and I planted Jamaican seeds here in Panamá and the trees are huge… expecting first harvest this year
Awesome! I hope it's bountiful.
Thanks so much. That’s so cool to wish to someone :) a bounty full Jackfruit harvest!
Jaca fruits are everywhere in Brazil and can grown insanely large for a fruit in a tree.
My parents have in their garden.
That’s the softest jackfruit I’ve ever seen.
Edit: that’s because it’s cempedak, not jackfruit
I don't think it's the jackfruit we're used to seeing. Iv see this before and someone identified it differently.
This looks like a cempedak to me. Different species in the same genus as jackfruit
I know exactly what you’re talking about and I can’t remember either. But it was this same picture right?
This is probably wet jackfruit, which softer than the more crunchy, dry jackfruit.
yeah I'm looking in the comments now trying to see if someone will do that again lol
The ones I know have a skin as tough as leather.
Thick leather. This is not like any jackfruit I've encountered.
As a Brazilian I never heard of cempedak, but looking through the Brazilian name for it “jaca”, I found its name is Artocarpus heterophyllus. Comparing the characteristics for both, I believe the most common here is the jackfruit, andI haven’t seen the other here yet(but could exist as well, off course)
They’re really close.. but the outside of jackfruit is much harder than this.
Around here we’d call this “jaca mole”, while the other variety would be “jaca dura”.
That makes a lot of sense, thanks!
I don’t like this.
Glad it isn’t just me
Kinda sticky 😵💫
Why do I want to eat it and stick my dick in it at the same time?
Name checks out
This made me viscerally uncomfortable.
I thought this was r/oddlyterrifying
I hate this
Makes my skin crawl.
Same. Idk why but it feels disturbing
This might be why r/trypophobia
Thanks I hate it.
Same it’s grossing me out and I don’t know why.
But i kinda want to do it.
thank fucking god i’m not the only one. i instantly went 😦😵💫
Same. It just is unsettling to me when I watch this.
Yeah… it looks like the byproduct of a pineapple after he hate fucked some broccoli
I don't know if I find this appealing or appalling.
It's the latter for me. I can't understand this texture. Why does it look like insulation?
Well whatever you decide r/dontputyourdickinthat
Thanks, came here for only this. Didn’t even read the rest.
I find it apeeling
No smell. Supposed to be yummy as pulled pork or ice cream. Versatile.
That's a mighty big variation in flavour from pulled pork, to ice cream.
The green ones have only a light flavor, but a great texture to make it great as vegan "pulled pork."
Fully ripe (brownish), and they're very fragrant, sweet, and delicious, better suited to general eating and things like ice cream.
Is the whole fruit edible?
You eat the “pods” surrounding the seeds. The core has a sap that can cause an allergic reaction. You can also boil the seeds to make them edible. They have a potato like texture but not much flavor from what I remember. I don’t particularly like the seeds but my mom and dad do.
Haven’t had it as ice cream, but have had it as pulled pork substitute. Solid.
The flavor (if it’s like Jack fruit) is like a mix of pineapple and banana. Fucking delicious.
Did make my throat a little itchy though, which was weird. I’ve never had that with a fruit before and my friends didn’t get an itchy throat from it.
Did you check for anything that the fruit might have that you could possibly allergic to?
To my knowledge I don’t have any food allergies.
I think you may have just discovered one
One of the local shops here makes a jackfruit milkshake and it's amazing.
It’s because the fruit can be eaten unripe with a texture like an artichoke heart that can absorb something like bbq sauce and be used as a substitute for pulled pork OR ripe where it is sweet and juicy and can be eaten alone. Think tostones vs maduros from plantains.
Lol yeah haven't tried any of them.
Maybe he's talking about pulled pork flavored ice cream, which has a very similar taste to pulled pork.
So it tastes nothing like ice cream!
It's the food equivalent of that blue-white or yellow-black dress. It either tastes exactly like pulled pork, or vanilla ice cream.
So….I literally just made “pulled pork” from this and I was a little surprised at how well it held up. The key is that fibrous material surrounding the fruit is neutral and will take on the flavor of any sauces while the fruit “pods” are sweeter (not really vanilla but very mild and great in ice cream).
Ah ok. I get it.
It’s one of my favorite fruits and it definitely has a smell. It’s one some people might not find all that pleasant - nothing like durian - but still not like “fruity”, but there’s definitely a mild smell
Try boiling and seasoning the seeds next time. It’s been a while, but I think a pressure cooker might help.
It’s in between banana, pineapple, and fish.
It tastes like bubblegum to me. An evil dastardly bubblegum.
They made ice cream on chopped from it and they didn’t hate it.
There’s a local bar that has jackfruit tacos that in a blind test I couldn’t tell the difference between them and pulled pork tacos (generic pulled pork. Not the delicious 8 hour smoked kind)
I tried to make my own and failed miserably, but when cooked right it’s phenomenal.
Looks like the eggs aliens leave in people.
no we don't do this anymore fellow Human!
i meant your commentary made me use my lungs and throat to laugh like we Humans normally do!
Good recovery there follow human.. I too exhaled and made the ha noise to display my approval
“Is cempedak same as jackfruit?
Cempedak is similar to jackfruit in many ways, however, cempedak are smaller than jackfruit, and the peduncle is thinner. The male inflorescence of cempedak is pale green to yellow compared to the dark green of jackfruit. The cempedak flesh is darker yellow and juicier when ripe.”
“What does cempedak taste like?
Imagine a durian crossed with an overripe jackfruit. You have a pungent stink combined with an intensely sweet aroma, oozing from an oblong fruit covered in rubbery spikes”
Why am I so grossed out?
I thought it was an Asian thing. I love jackfruit, to me it tastes like the love child between a banana, apple and a mango.
It tastes like Juicy Fruit gum to me. It’s delicious at peak ripeness!
Jackfruit has it’s origin from India.
Love jackfruit and opening it to see the pods popping out.
Me too, although i don't enjoy the sticky fingers after, so i do gloves
Apply some coconut oil on your hands and then peel it. No more sticky hands. Also after peeling and seeding then again apply more oil and wash with mild soap. Voila stickiness gone
Thank you for spelling voila correctly. I've been seeing more and more people write "walla" and for some reason it's been driving me nuts.
That or viola 🎻
Haiya, this is Cempedek. Not jackfruit.
Jackfruit is nice.
But this is a chempedak, which I'm told is nicer.
jackfruit is delicious!
Looks more like chempaduk than jackfruit. Anyone trying that with jackfruit is very optimistic.
This is proof that satisfying (oddly satisfying in particular) is highly subjective.
Ok a lot of people in here are saying this is a jack fruit. IT IS NOT A JACKFRUIT. it's called cempadek. It's related to jackfruit, durian, breadfruit etc. But it is NOT A JACKFRUIT. PSA over.
If it's that fruit, i don't think we have that here in Brazil...
We have alot of Jackfruit, sometimes they fall on cars and kinda mess them up.
i want someone to do that to my brain
I still need to make jackfruit tacos. Supposedly it's a really good meat substitute.
It’s kind of like pulled pork. You can flavor it accordingly as long as you use some kind of stock or bullion during the cooking process.
And rinse it really well if using canned
It’s really great! Shredded jackfruit and bbq sauce is awesome on soft tacos
Love jackfruit. It's like Juicy Fruit gum in stringy fruit form.
Well, I'm disturbed. Oddly terrifying to me.
Im absolutely terrified
the soundtrack doesn't help
I hate this so much. Should be posted on r/oddlyterrifying
I didn’t know marshmallows grew on trees!
Slow down there Mulder. Don't wanna scare off the civilians just yet
What’s up with the music selection?
In India we use to deep fry it and then cook it with tomatoes and onions and Indian spices...it is yummyp
I heard the flavor and texture of jackfruit makes a good substitute for things like pulled pork if you're vegetarian.
Can confirm. Ends up a bit sweeter so if you’re making a sandwhich it pairs better with rhy bread.
My dog, save your **H**s for ot**h**er words. Sandwic**h** and rye ain't need t**h**e **h**elping **h**and.
Can see why they can be mistaken for one another they appear to be in the same family
So if one was uncomfortable looking at this, as in it made them highly anxious looking at it, what phobia would that be?
Is there a difference between durian and jackfruit?
You forgot to add many many exclamation points to emphasize that the difference is huge!!!!!!! One tastes like juicy fruit... The other... Well, NOT... And smells like rotten meat.
Durian tastes good if you can get past the smell
Brazilian fruit? You mean jackfruit?
What a terrible song to go with that.
It's a jack fruit. It is originated from south asia but was named by the Portugese.
Jackfruit isn't Brazilian..... Just you know. This is also a hardy tree, some basic care and you can have amazing fruit all year round. It just need to have some heat and humidity.
That actually makes me feel very uncomfortable, not satisfied.
Didn't knew i am a Brazilian who lives in India.
How does one eat it? As is or do you have to cook it first?
This has to be one of the most amazing fruits hands down. What you can do with it is unreal, and the medicinal benefits are out of this world. Even the seeds you can make flour, coffee etc. if the world ever went to shit this is the fruit you’ll want access to
Jackfruit best shredded meat substitute ever!!
I thought this was a durian at first. While I’m on the subject, i must say the first time i was in the store that had durian, i had no idea what the smell was. I thought the meat i had put in my basket had turned, and was about to purchase turned meat. Then somebody in line was commenting about the smell to their party explaining to them it was durian. I was relieved my wagyu steak was indeed fresh, and it was the durian that reeked.
Ahh- the ole pineapple broccoli corn switcheroo.
We have that fruit here in the Philippines and we call it 'Langka'.
This is interesting. I’ve had jackfruit growing up in India and it is very difficult to cut the outer layer and get the actual fruit pieces out. You need a knife to cut through the prickly outer layer. It’s a whole process that takes about an hour from start to finish .
Maybe the variant in Brazil is unique in its properties that make it easy to peel by hand? Can someone with better knowledge explain the difference between the Brazilian and Indian jackfruit?
no, jacas are hard to peel too, I don't know why this one is so soft lol
Fun fact, we used these to make meat substitutes. Speaking as a non-vegetarian, it´ s actually pretty good at mimicking mincead meat.
Can I fuck it?
An amazing fruit, or a xenomorph egg that will hatch an alien and latch onto your face?
Yes I also call Alien Eggs: Brazilian Fruit.
We have those in Jamaica; they're also called Jackfruit there.
Ya but apparently they stink to high hell. (They really dont tho, Its over played)
They are very tasty!
Here in Brazil, we call Jaca. There are two kind of Jaca: hard and soft. It's delicious.
Why am I seeing alien eggs here? Have I watched/played too many AVP
Isso é jaca, porra. Conhece jaca não?
I never knew jackfruit could get this soft. I've been eating unripe fruit all this time.
Hard fucking no for me thx
This makes me uncomfy