Matthew for growing in a pot, jackfruit does not like being in a container too long or the taproot being disturbed much in a container.
This is the first year my tree produced. Three small jack fruit at first all perished. Then, two larger ones grew to about half size. Both of those did not make it either. One insects enjoyed and the other looks like a critter dined on. How do I keep my fruit safe?
awesome. thank you!!
Matthew for scions please consider joining the Rare Fruit Council International, in Miami Florida. Members there can help…. http://RareFruitCouncil.org
What is latax
Latex is a complex emulsion in water of proteins, alkaloids, starches, sugars, oils, tannins, resins, and gums that coagulate on exposure to air. Many kinds of trees produce it, especially in the eurphorbia family.
Excellent info Dr. Green
Vegetable oil also removes the sticky latex if you get it on yourself or knife.
Some varieties have only a little latex.
at my house we boil the seeds, eat them with a little salt, they're similar to chestnuts
Jeff said coat your hands and utensils with vegetable oil. For many of us who are not that neat, we need to coat our entire arms up to the elbows.
Remember that the first 1 or 2 years, you only get male flowers which resemble dead upside down rats.
RE: NS1 - We know that Dr. Robert J. Knight Jr. & Dr. Robert McNaughton are among the Rare Fruit Council Int’l. (RFCI) pioneers that helped introduce jackfruit, and other Artocarpus species.
Where is a good place to find jack fruit plants
Crystal - Richard Lyon’s nursery should have some
I purchase mine at ECHO Farms in Fort Myers
I'm guessing Papi is a soft jackfruit since its parents are "gold", which are soft.
I bought one about 5 years ago from Casey’s corner and got a 15 lb jackfruit this year
Gold Nugget is one of the vintages
I print out one of these EDIS publications for every different species of fruit tree I grow. And keep them in a binder.
that's a great idea
Jeff, what is the outlook for commercial production/viability in S. FL? Thanks.
would it be more Ideal to remove the small male?
My friends and neighbors who grow a lot of jackfruit are unable to sell it ripe but many have found reliable markets for green fruit (only).
I use banana blend 6-2-12 and it works well too so far..
Banana blend fertilizer is much higher in potassium, which you want for fruit production.
Fertilize spring only? My municipality has regulated no fertilizing in the rainy season.
which is the book you read?
Usually fertilizer "black out periods" are limiting Nitrogen and Phosphates, not potassium.
Muriel the name of the book is THE EXOTIC JACKFRUIT - Growing the World’s Largest Fruit - Dr. Richard J. Campbell - Dr. Noris Ledesma (2003)
nor micronutrients. Always follow amounts specified on package.
Dr. Julia Morton founder of the RFCI - Rare Fruit Council
Thank you Jeff.
Thanks Jeff for your information
Thank you Jeff.
thank you for another topic well-covered, Jeff
thank you Jeff. thank you everyone