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Jack

Jack (Artocarpus heterophyllus) of the Moraceae family is the world’s largest fruit. It is a tropical fruit. The fruits are delicious and a rich source of vitamin A,C and minerals and they also supply carbohydrates. Tender Jackfruits are used as vegetable. The timber of Jack tree is valued for furniture making and rarely attacked by termites.
Some of the popular varieties of Jackfruit are Champa, Gulabi, Hazar,Velipala, Singapore, Hybrid jack, Panruti selection, Thanjavur jack, Burliar 1, PLR 1, PPI 1,Varikka, Koozha, Navarikka, Muttam Varika, Dewaria, NJT 1, NJT 2, NJT 3, and NJT 4(table varieties), NJT 5, NJT 6, NJT 7 and NJT 8 (culinary varieties)

The tree comes up well in warm humid climate upto an elevation of 1500m . It cannot tolerate frost Rich, deep well drained soil is necessary. Soil pH around 5.5 at the time of planting is desirable.


List of references:
Handbook of Horticulture , Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Pusa, New Delhi, 2009, pages 109-399
Crop Production Techniques of Horticultural Crops, Directorate of Horticulture and Plantation Crops Chepauk, Chennai - 600 005 & Tamil Nadu Agricultural University Coimbatore - 641 003, 2004, pages 1-31
K. Manibhusan Rao, (1990) Textbook of Horticulture, Macmillan India Limited, New Delhi 110002 pages 248-258
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