|Jackfrut purchased from Lee Lee International Market|
The Jackfruit - Grocer To Garden Approved
My son told me about this crazy fruit that has texture of pork and tastes like pineapple and banana combined. For such an unusual description, I had to try it out for myself.
I went to Lee Lee Supermarket and found whole and partial fruits. These fruits are HUGE. For a buy to try, I decided on the partial option in case it didn't turn out too well... No need to spend a bundle if it's not a sure winner.
At the store, there were various colorings of the Jackfruit. A very kind couple picked out a ripe one and instructed on which part is edible. There *is* still good in the world...
I was expecting something with more tang like pineapple, but it really is more like the mellow part of a pineapple mixed with earthy canteloupe. It is refreshingly sweet - not an overbearing sickeningly sweet fruit.
We tried it and decided this is probably a good fruit to grow. However the trees are super huge and there are soooooo many trees/fruits out there to decide on it becomes a difficult decision to grow this one or not. It is a water hog, and we already have an avocado tree in the chute that is also a water hog and doesn't require as much ambient humidity.
We're going to sprout seeds and do more taste tests. We should have a couple of years to decide before these need to be put in the ground.