Is this ok with the Jackfruit?

goldfishgrayMay 4, 2009

My mom planted my jakfruit seeds in the same pot as the blueberry bushes. Will the Jackfruit grow or will it kill the blueberries? Does anyone know a cheap place to buy jackfruit seeds?

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esh_ga

Do you happen to know the scientific name for jackfruit? I am not familiar with that name.

    Bookmark   May 6, 2009 at 9:05PM
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goldfishgray

no i don't, if you find out please tell me that is an interesting fact. if i find out i will tell you.
will my jackfruit die? :(

    Bookmark   May 7, 2009 at 4:24PM
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esh_ga

Without knowing what it is, I really have no way of knowing if it will die or not.

Where are you located and are you growing these indoors in a pot or outdoors? Where did you get the jackfruit seeds?

According to Wikipedia:

The jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus) is a species of tree of the mulberry family (Moraceae) native to parts of South and Southeast Asia. It is well suited to tropical lowlands. Its fruit is the largest tree borne fruit in the world[1], seldom less than about 25 cm (10 in) in diameter. Even a relatively thin tree, around 10 cm (4 in) diameter, can bear large fruit. The fruits can reach 36 kg (80 lbs) in weight and up to 90 cm (36 in) long and 50 cm (20 in) in diameter. The jackfruit is something of an acquired taste, but it is very popular in many parts of the world. The sweet yellow sheaths around the seeds are about 3Â5 mm thick and have a taste similar to that of pineapple, but milder and less juicy.

Does that sound right? If so, it is not native to North America.

    Bookmark   May 7, 2009 at 6:08PM
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goldfishgray

I got it from a ripe jackfruit.
I am in northern Georgia.
It is outside in a pot.
Yes it sounds right.
Do you have any jackfruit trees? I don't realy know if they are in that pot. She won't admit where she put them. They might be inside w/the mini decoration tree (it is alive). Do you know some where to order jackfruit seeds?
I like the scientific name. :)

    Bookmark   May 7, 2009 at 7:59PM
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esh_ga

I am in north Georgia too. I don't know where you can get jackfruit seeds. I am really only interested in plants native to this area.

Good luck with it. Be sure and check the hardiness of it - it may not be hardy to zone 7 low temperatures; if it is not, don't leave it outside in the winter.

    Bookmark   May 7, 2009 at 9:02PM
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goldfishgray

what kind of plants do you grow?

    Bookmark   May 8, 2009 at 4:43PM
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esh_ga

Mostly trees, shrubs, ferns, some perennials like coreopsis, penstemon, cardinal flower, butterfly weed, sunflowers, mountain mint. In the spring I have trilliums, bloodroot, coral bells, foamflower, wild ginger, lots of spring ephemerals.

    Bookmark   May 8, 2009 at 4:56PM
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goldfishgray

Where did you get the mountain mint from?

    Bookmark   May 9, 2009 at 1:14PM
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esh_ga

I have rescued some but I also bought some. It has spread a lot!

    Bookmark   May 9, 2009 at 2:39PM
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goldfishgray

where did you buy, and rescue them from?

    Bookmark   May 9, 2009 at 5:46PM
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esh_ga

I can't remember where, but I participate in authorized plant rescues via the Georgia Native Plant Society.

Here is a link that might be useful: Georgia Native Plant Society

    Bookmark   May 9, 2009 at 6:40PM
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goldfishgray

Thank you! I grow blueberries(8 months old) and lemons (4 years old).

    Bookmark   May 10, 2009 at 2:32PM
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padma_2009

Hi Goldfishgary,

U can get jack fruit seeds from many nurseries in florida thru online. But is u go to any asian stores in summer u will be able to get fresh fruit (fresh cut fruit into 1 lb or 2lb blocks. Eat the fruit and use the seeds for plants. The seeds when fresh germinate very easily, if soaked in water for a day and then planted in a pot with seed starting mixture. In around 10 days u will be able to see the shoots. I did the same 3 weeks back and now i have 2 to 3 inch seedlings. These plants usually take 3 years to fruit.

Padma

    Bookmark   June 1, 2009 at 6:06PM
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amazondude69

Hi, I am looking for someone who can supply me with fresh blackgold jackfruit seeds or other variety, so that I can buy them! if someone can supply with the seeds please dont hesitate to e-mail me! stevenmadz@hotmail.com

    Bookmark   March 16, 2010 at 11:36AM
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