The Jackfruit Tree (Artocarpus heterophyllus) has its origins in India, Sri Lanka, and Malaysia. Jackfruit is in the Moraceae family which includes fig and mulberry trees. It is now grown in many tropical areas and some varieties of Jackfruit grow the largest fruit of any tree in the world (up to 120 poubds each). The Orange Crush Jackfruit Tree grows smaller, yet very high quality eating fruits that reach mature sizes of about 20 pounds. The unique growth of this tropical fruit tree produces its large fruit pods on new stems that often result in Jackfruits hanging directly on the tree’s main trunk or large central branches.
Orange Crush Jackfruits have deep green studded outer rinds and dark orange flesh that is sweet and crunchy. Orange Crush Jackfruit Trees can be grown in the ground in USDA Zones 9 to 11, or in large pots in Zones 4 to 11 and brought indoors for the coldest months. The fruit’s interior pulp surrounds glossy seeds and has a flavor that is a mixture of pineapple, mango, and banana. The trees like partial shade to full sun and will usually begin to produce fruit within 3 to 5 years in the ground. Plant the exotic Orange Crush Jackfruit Tree in your edible landscape and enjoy delicious fruit from a tree that must be seen to be believed.