Family grows 113-pound jackfruit in back yard

Robert59

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RadishRose

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CT USA
I bought a thick slice of well-wrapped jackfruit once. It smells a little funny, but the inside tasted good. I have never noticed it before nor since, in my usual supermarkets.
 

hellomimi

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City of Angels
I remember back home in Manila, we had a jackfruit tree outside and it smelled heavenly when the fruits were ripening. Our nanny had to cover them with jute sacks to keep the birds from pecking at them.

Did y'all know the seeds are edible when boiled? They're good and taste like boiled sweet potatoes.
 

Mahatma

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i generally leave India the first week of April as it is getting way too hot for my delicate Scottish skin, but where i live the jackfruits are not near ripe then, but further south they ripen earlier, i have a photo somewhere of me flexing my muscles holding one just over 50 lbs and that was a monster... to me anyway, previously i had never heard of them, they are both a fruit and a vegetable depending on how they are used, they also grow weirdly, perhaps out of the trunk or a thick branch, at the thick part of the branch, where as most fruits grow at the end of the branches...
 


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