Artocarpus heterphyllus

Common name in Sri Lanka is Jackfruit tree

PES Database

Common Name(s)  Kos/ Jak fruit
Botanical Name  Artocarpus heterphyllus
Origin of species  Exotic
Family  Moraceae
AF notation / physiognomy  V7
Plant reference # on ER Plant DATABASE  32
Photosynthetic Biomass
-Weight per leaf -1.75g
-Leaf cycle -Annual
-Length -5-15 cm
-Width -4-5 cm
Conservation Status
Growth Rate  Fast
Crown type  Irregular round
Propagation method  Seed
Root type  Tap deep root
Preferred Soils  Wide range of soils
Impact on Soil  Add organic matter
Salinity tolerance
Human uses  Fruits, seed, forage
Economic Importance  Food, medicine, timber, resin
Distribution  Wet, intermediate and dry zone
Light preferences  Full sun
Flowering time  Throughout the year
Flower Color  Cream
Fruit type  Fleshy fruit