Friday, 8 July 2016

Exploring Home: Jackfruit

My growing boy remembered the unusual tropical tree growing in his Grandmother's garden. The tree with heavy limbs and large leaves that reached the ground to form a protected and secret hiding spot. His four year old self would run through one of its leafy "doors", giggling and waiting to be found by those doing the seeking. But, he clearly hadn't remembered this tree's emormous fruit because, as he ducked into the secluded shade under the tree this time around, he exclaimed with much surprise that something from outer space was hanging from the tree. That "something" was a Jackfruit.

The huge Jackfruit.
 Jackfruit are very impressive. (So much so they can leave an older boy agape!) They are the largest tree-borne fruit in the world with a taste akin to ripe banana with a pineapple twist!  They have edible seeds too. If you'd like to read more about Jackfruit, or some other tropical fruits grown in the region where I grew up, you can follow this link.

Have a lovely weekend. Perhaps you'll find something unusual or surprising in your own garden.



  1. Wow I think they would leave me agape too, they are amazing in a photo!

    1. They are incredible fruit. Very heavy too!