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Artocarpus camansi, Seeded breadfruit, Breadnut

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Artocarpus camansi

Seeded breadfruit, Breadnut
Family: Moraceae
Origin: New Guinea, Philippines
Big tree > 20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterOrnamental foliageEdibleUltra tropical, min. temperature 55F

Seeded breadfruit is a large tree, to 100 feet tall, with large, spreading branches and a straight trunk with smooth gray bark. Leaves large, 16-20 inches wide and 24-35 inches long, with shallow lobes. All parts of the tree contain abundant white latex. Monecious, with axillary inflorescences. Male inflorescence elongated, 1-1.5 inches wide and 6-10 inches long, female inflorescence globose, 2-3 inches wide and 3-4 inches long. Fruits large, spheroid, 4-12 inches in diameter, green and covered with soft spines. Fruits contain between 20-60 rounded or flattened seeds, about 1 inch long. Immature fruits are cooked as a vegetable with coconut milk. Seeds are soft, edible and delicious, and may be boiled or roasted.


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