Jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus) Live Seeds & Plants, Fresh Fruit at Mass Spectrum Botanicals
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JACKFRUIT (Artocarpus heterophyllus)


With fruit sizes recorded at over 90 pounds, Jackfruit is the worlds largest tree-born fruit! Fruits that go whole to markets are usually about 20-30 pounds. Seeds have a very high germination rate, assuming they’re properly handled and promptly planted.

These live plants regularly outgrow the standard flat rate shipping size, often requiring trimming so the CHOICE upgrade is recommended.
Scroll down for shipping upgrade info…

 Ordering Options:
1 Live Seed | 10 Live Seeds | 25 Live Seeds | 1 Live Plant (2″⬜ rootball/pot) | One Live Plant (3.5″⬜ pot) | Shipping Upgrade: CHOICE | Shipping Upgrade: HEAT PACKS (2)


Product Description

SEED ORDERS: All Jackfruit seed orders ship out in a ‘planted’ state, and upon arrival should be immediately opened up and set out to proper planting. Jackfruit seeds are recalcitrant seed type that cant be allowed to dry out once removed from fruit. These seeds are effectively live plants and are handled as such, and they begin germinating quite quickly and get rather big very fast for a tree. As a result, depending on the timing of an order, for many seed orders we often have to go get and open a giant fruit fresh.

LIVE PLANT ORDERS (2014): We’re well stocked and will continue to be so all year.

READY TO EAT WHOLE FRUIT ORDERS: Is a new feature this year, but given the size variability this is a special order feature only.

Shipping Upgrades:
-CHOICE: Bigger box + choice select + less trimming = superior specimens normally not provided under the flat rate system.
We can ship out all year round, but that doesn’t mean we can ship to you. If you live in a FROZEN state and don’t want to wait until the thaw we can add heat packs. The parcel will also be wrapped / sealed  / taped more thoroughly than usual. For best results add on this upgrade for as many true tropical plants you order, or know that each upgrade unit will provide up to 2 heat packs to the parcel. If you only add 2 heat packs to a bigger order we can’t be held responsible if things die. A lot of stuff in the inventory can deal with being cold actually, but other stuff simply cannot. If you see this message then the order will be held until you thaw, unless you add heat packs (72 hour). Unless you have it shipped to your workplace (recommended), they might be labelled advising the USPS hold the parcel indoors at the Office for you to pick up (they may or may not actually do it).

Artocarpus heterophyllus is mainly cultivated for its fruit, though the timber is of high quality. The leaves, and also the ripe fruits, are fed to cattle in India. Jack leaf is a staple roughage for goats in Kerala, India. Its crude protein digestibility is fairly low because of its high content of tannins. Cattle also relish the rind of the ripe fruit.

Botanic Description:
Artocarpus heterophyllus reaches 8-25 m in height; straight stemmed, branching near the base at an angle of 32-88 deg; canopy dense, dome shaped or rarely pyramidal; diameter varies with age, in 5-year-old trees it ranges from 3.5 to 6.7 m; trunk rarely buttressed, with a girth of 30-80 cm and a circumference of 42-96 cm; bark greyish-brown, rough, uneven, somewhat scaly; inner bark thick, ochre; all parts smooth, having either no hairs or minute, white hairs up to 0.5 mm long with tips easily broken, giving twigs and leaves a slightly rough feel; trees produce a long taproot; when injured, all living parts of the tree exude a copious, white gummy latex. Leaves 4-25 x 2-12 cm, coriaceous, glossy, usually glabrous; top dark green, underside pale green; may be flat, wrinkled or with upcurled sides; arranged alternately on horizontal branches, and spirally on ascending branches with 2/5 phyllotaxis; broadest at or above the mid-portion; pinnately nerved, with 5-12 pairs of veins; those on flower-bearing branches obovate or oblong, those on young shoots oblong, narrow; entire when mature, 2 or 3 lobed when young; apex blunt, short and pointed; base cuneate or pointed; midrib and main veins greenish-white to pale greenish-yellow; at the nodes, stipules fused around stem, leaving an encircling scar after they fall off. Individual flowers borne on an elongated axis and forming a racemoid inflorescence; male spikes produced singly, elongated, whitish-green or dark green with smooth skin, becoming yellowish and rough when mature, oblong, cylindrical, clavate, ellipsoidal or barrel shaped, distal end with a 1.5-2.5 mm wide annular ring, 3-10 x 1-5 cm, slightly hairy. Hanging or drooping peduncle 1.5-3.5 cm long and 4-5 mm thick, many densely crowded sterile or fertile flowers; sterile flower has a solid perianth and the fertile one is tubular and bi-lobed. Female spikes either solitary or paired, oblong or cylindrical with rough, light to dark green skin, 5-15 cm, peduncle 8-9 mm thick; base with 3-4 mm wide and green annulus. A multiple fruit consisting of several achenes (syncarp), each of which is indehiscent and 1-seeded, cauliflorus, 20-100 x 15-50 cm, the entire fruit weighing 4.5-50 kg; oval, oblong or ellipsoid, pale or dark green when young, greenish-yellow, yellow or brownish when mature; peduncle green, 2-10 cm long, 1-3.5 cm thick, covered by a rubbery rind and hard pyramidal, pointed or blunt spines. Inside are the fruitlets, which are the true fruits, 4-11 x 2-4 cm, 6-53g, composed of fleshy aril and the seed; aril waxy, firm or soft, yellow, golden yellow to yellow-orange, sweet, aromatic, 2-6.5 x 0.1-0.7 mm, 5-42 g. Fruits contain more than 500 firm or waxy seeds, oval-oblong or oblong-ellipsoid, thickened at the hilum, flattened in a plane parallel with the sagittal, 2-4.5 x 1-3.7 cm, 2.5-14 g. The generic name comes from the Greek words ‘artos’ (bread) and ‘karpos’ (fruit); the fruits are eaten and are commonly called breadfruit. The specific name, ‘heterophyllus’, is Latin for various leaved, or with leaves of different sizes and shapes; it is from the Greek word ‘heteros’ (different).

Nursery Treatment:
Techniques for raising the seedlings are similar to those for A. lakoocha. The seed, however, is considerably larger, 45 to 90 weighing 1 kg, so the seedlings should be raised in large polythene pots. The seed loses its viability quickly, and should be sown immediately after collection.

Common Names:
ackfruit, jack, jack tree, jak, jakfruit, kanthal, peignai, langka, nancas, jacquier, Jackfrutchbaum, chakki, kanthal, kathal, kathar, panos, nangka, nongko, khnaôr, miiz, miiz hnang, Kifenensi, Yakobo, nangka, tajaka, panasa, kos, buen pan, jaca, pan de fruta, rima, mfenesi, mfenesi mfuu, pilapalam, pilavu, pilla, banun, khanun, makmi, mít, katahar (कटहर), jaqueira, jaca, árbol del pan, jaqueiro, कटहल, कठल, থৈবোং, फणस, பலா, ചക്ക, పనస, Halasina hannu, কাঁঠাল Kathal, ପନସ Panas, पनसम् Panasam, Lamphong

Artocarpus brasiliensis Gomez., Artocarpus heterophylla Lam., Artocarpus maxima Blanco, Artocarpus philippinensis Lam., Polyphema jaca Lour., Soccus arboreus major Rumph., Artocarpus integra (Thunb.), Artocarpus integrifolia L.f., Artocarpus integrifolius auct., Artocarpus integer auct.

Jackfruit Culinary Links:
Chow Vegan (BBQ Pulled Jackfruit Sandwich)
Ethnic Health Court (Health Benefits of Jackfruit Seeds)
FatFree Vegan Kitchen (Mu Shu Jackfruit Lettuce Wraps)
Hungry Hungry Hippie (BBQ Jackfruit)
Jackfruit Nutrition Facts
Keepin’ It Kind (Jackfruit “Tuna” Melt Sandwich)
Philly’s (Jackfruit Taco’s)
SheSimmers (How to Prepare a Jackfruit (Kha-nun ขนุน)
VegNews (13 Stellar Vegan Jackfruit Recipes)
Youtube (How To Eat)

Jackfruit in the News:
Humble jackfruit offers hope amid climate worries
“Researchers say jackfruit — a large ungainly fruit grown across south and south-east Asia — could be a replacement for wheat, corn and other staple crops under threat from climate change. “

Jackfruit Research Data Links:
Agroforestry NetBiotikBotanyCalifornia Rare Fruit Growers – Crops for the FutureEOLeFlorasExtension 2FeedpediaFlowers of IndiaMiami HeraldMissouri Botanical Garden – National Tropical Botanical GardenPubMedRoom Full of NutsTrees PlanetTropical BiologyUSDAWayne’s WorldWikipediaWorld Agroforestry Centre

Formulation optimization and evaluation of jackfruit seed starch-alginate mucoadhesive beads of metformin HCl.
New phenolic compounds from the twigs of Artocarpus heterophyllus.
The immunomodulatory effect of plant lectins: a review with emphasis on ArtinM properties.
Isolation and characterization of jackfruit mucilage and its comparative evaluation as a mucoadhesive and controlled release component in buccal tablets.
Tyrosinase Inhibitors from the Wood of Artocarpus heterophyllus.
ArtinM offers new perspectives in the development of antifungal therapy.
A novel serine protease with human fibrino(geno)lytic activities from Artocarpus heterophyllus latex.
Flow injection assessment of nitrate contents in fresh and cooked fruits and vegetables grown in Fiji.
Antimicrobial activity of a 48-kDa protease (AMP48) from Artocarpus heterophyllus latex.
Batch and continuous (fixed-bed column) biosorption of crystal violet by Artocarpus heterophyllus (jackfruit) leaf powder.
Purification and characterization of a heteromultimeric glycoprotein from Artocarpus heterophyllus latex with an inhibitory effect on human blood coagulation.
The recognition of N-glycans by the lectin ArtinM mediates cell death of a human myeloid leukemia cell line.
Quality of diversified value addition from some minor fruits.
Optimization of ultrasonic-assisted extraction of total flavonoids from leaves of the Artocarpus heterophyllus by response surface methodology].
Jacalin interaction with human immunoglobulin A1 and bovine immunoglobulin G1: affinity constant determined by piezoelectric biosensoring.
Nutritional assessment of a jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus) meal.
Antioxidant activity of Artocarpus heterophyllus Lam. (Jack Fruit) leaf extracts: remarkable attenuations of hyperglycemia and hyperlipidemia in streptozotocin-diabetic rats.
Abundance of jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus) affects group characteristics and use of space by golden-headed lion tamarins (Leontopithecus chrysomelas) in Cabruca agroforest.
Evaluation of the hypoglycemic and hypolipidemic effects of an ethylacetate fraction of Artocarpus heterophyllus (jak) leaves in streptozotocin-induced diabetic rats.
Antioxidant and antibacterial activities on foodborne pathogens of Artocarpus heterophyllus Lam. (Moraceae) leaves extracts.
Cytotoxic effect of artocarpin on T47D cells.
Identification of Bet v 1-related allergens in fig and other Moraceae fruits.
3-Prenyl luteolin, a new prenylated flavone with melanin biosynthesis inhibitory activity from wood of Artocarpus heterophyllus.
Evaluation of antioxidant capacity and phenol content in jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus Lam.) fruit pulp.
Isoprenoid-substituted flavonoids from wood of Artocarpus heterophyllus on B16 melanoma cells: cytotoxicity and structural criteria.
Carotenoid composition of jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus), determined by HPLC-PDA-MS/MS.
Wound healing properties of Artocarpus heterophyllus Lam.
Evaluation of genetic diversity in jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus Lam.) based on amplified fragment length polymorphism markers.
Isolation of tyrosinase inhibitors from Artocarpus heterophyllus and use of its extract as antibrowning agent.
Anti-inflammatory effects of phenolic compounds isolated from the fruits of Artocarpus heterophyllus.
Specialized use of two fingers in free-ranging aye-ayes (Daubentonia madagascariensis).
Comparative study of the chemical composition and mineral element content of Artocarpus heterophyllus and Treculia africana seeds and seed oils.
Structure-activity relationship of prenyl-substituted polyphenols from Artocarpus heterophyllus as inhibitors of melanin biosynthesis in cultured melanoma cells.
Antioxidant activities of some local bangladeshi fruits (Artocarpus heterophyllus, Annona squamosa, Terminalia bellirica, Syzygium samarangense, Averrhoa carambola and Olea europa).
Inhibitory effect of artocarpanone from Artocarpus heterophyllus on melanin biosynthesis.
Screening of traditional antidiabetic medicinal plants of Mauritius for possible alpha-amylase inhibitory effects in vitro.
Antiinflammatory flavonoids from Artocarpus heterophyllus and Artocarpus communis.
Structural characterization of rubber from jackfruit and euphorbia as a model of natural rubber.
Carbonised jackfruit peel as an adsorbent for the removal of Cd(II) from aqueous solution.
Antibacterial activity of Artocarpus heterophyllus.
Artocarpus heterophyllus seeds inhibits sexual competence but not fertility of male rats.
Freeze-substitution of dehydrated plant tissues: artefacts of aqueous fixation revisited.
The interaction of selective plant lectins with neuraminidase-treated and untreated IgA1 from the sera of IgA nephropathy patients.
Characterisation of Jack fruit lectin.
Jackfruit lectin: properties of mitogenicity and the inhibition of herpesvirus infection.
Jacalin: a jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus) seed-derived lectin of versatile applications in immunobiological research.
Scavenger and antioxidant properties of prenylflavones isolated from Artocarpus heterophyllus.
Determination of sugar specificity of jackfruit lectin by a simple sugar-lectin binding assay using microtiter plate.
Flavones with antibacterial activity against cariogenic bacteria.
Mitogenic activity of new lectins from seeds of wild Artocarpus species from Vietnam.
The isolation and characterisation of jacalin [Artocarpus heterophyllus (jackfruit) lectin] based on its charge properties.
The composition and properties of jacalin, a lectin of diverse applications obtained from the jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus) seeds.
Identification of a novel 4 kDa immunoglobulin-A-binding peptide obtained by the limited proteolysis of jacalin.
Dietary fiber from Musa paradisiaca and Artocarpus heterophyllus on intestinal mucosal and bacterial beta-glucuronidase activity in hexachlorocyclohexane-treated rats.
Interaction of Artocarpus lectins with human IgA does not involve asparagine-linked oligosaccharide of the immunoglobulin.
Effect of Artocarpus heterophyllus and Asteracanthus longifolia on glucose tolerance in normal human subjects and in maturity-onset diabetic patients.
Hypoglycaemic activity of some medicinal plants in Sri-Lanka.
Increase in fluid viscosity during epididymal transit and the immobilization of rat epididymal spermatozoa.
A sperm-agglutinating lectin from seeds of Jack fruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus).
Characterization of jacalin, the human IgA and IgD binding lectin from jackfruit.

Plant Germplasm (definition): Any portion of genetic material that can be grown into a live plant. Examples include seeds, stem cuttings (via many methods including air layering), root cuttings, root divisions (multiplication via division), leaf cuttings, leaf fragments (in tissue culture), rooted nodes (vines), “eyes” (offshoots from potato tubers), cacti pieces, etc. The term germplasm can also be used to describe a collection of genetic resources for an organism such as as a seed collection or, for trees, a nursery. MASS SPECTRUM BOTANICALS (Tampa, Florida): Germplasm Factory - Micronursery - Commercial Seed Bank Areas of Intent & Expertise: >Custom heirloom vegetable seed vaults. >Live Plants of a useful nature (exotic fruits, tactical landscaping plants, etc.). >Plant growth hormone regulators (PGR's) and other Plant Biostimulants. >Rare edible perennial jungle plants (green leafy vegetable year round tropical plants). >Drought tolerant edible landscape xeriscaping. >Complimentary Cancer Survival medicinal plants; >Cutting edge skin, weight & diabetes health targeting. >Laboratory-spec seed sprouting, germination & vegetative propagation kits. >Advanced horticultural science. >Ethnobotanical supplies. >Isolated herbal extracts. Pure & technical grade chemicals (powders, salts & crystals). >Tissue Culture laboratory research supplies. >Antibiotics for fish, bird, cat, dog, reptile, horse, marine, swine, chicken &  invertebrate care. >Aquarium, aquaculture, hydroponic, aquaponic & pet terrarium supplies. >Bioremediation / phytoremediation environmental solutions for the natural cleanup of toxic / nuclear waste spill / contamination. >Seeking to Buy / Sell / Trade. Seeking trade partners, suppliers and purchasing agents worldwide. EXCLUSIVE: All live plants, bulbs and recalcitrant seeds are regularly inoculated with numerous strains of beneficial symbiotic mycorrhizal fungi & bacteria (listed below) essential for strong healthy plant roots. Generally this is one of the last aspects of horticultural science that gardeners learn about when it should be the first. Beneficial Ectomycorrhiza: Laccaria bicolor, Laccaria laccata, Pisiolithus tinctorius, Rhizopogon amylopogon, Rhizopogon fulvigleba, Rhizopogon luteolus, Rhizopogon roseolus, Rhizopogon subcaerulescens, Rhizopogon villosulus, Rhizopogon vulgaris, Scleroderma cepa, Scleroderma citrinni, Suillus granulatus, Suillus punctatepies Beneficial Endomycorrhiza: Gigaspora brasilianum, Gigaspora margarita, Gigaspora monosporum, Glomus aggregatum, Glomus clarum, Glomus deserticola, Glomus entunicatum, Glomus intraradices, Glomus monosporum, Glomus mosseae Beneficial Tricoderma: Trichoderma harzianum, Trichoderma koningii Beneficial Bacteria: Acidovorax facilis, Azotobacter chroococcum, Azotobacter polymxa, Bacillus azotoformans, Bacillus coagulans, Bacillus licheniformis, Bacillus megaterium, Bacillus pumilus, Bacillus stearothermophilus, Bacillus subtilis, Bacillus thuringiensis, Cellulomonas flavigena, Paenibacillus dorum, Paenibacillus florescence, Paenibacillus gordonae, Paenibacillus polymyxa, Psuedomonas aureofaceans, Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Most of these strains are available in water soluble form in "Myco Madness" (available here at M.S.B.). 

Additional Information

Weight 5 oz
Dimensions 4 x 2 x 1 cm

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