Artocarpus integer, Chempedak, Jack-edak

Artocarpus integer

Chempedak, Jack-edak
Family: Moraceae
Origin: Malaysia, Indonesia
USDA Zone: 9-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall tree 10-20 ftSemi-shadeFull sunRegular waterEdible plantSubtropical or temperate zone plant. Mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Artocarpus integer, more commonly known as the Chempedak tree, is species of small tree native to Malaysia and Indonesia. It can grow up to 10-20 feet tall and prefers full sun to semi-shade. It requires regular watering but should be kept in a pot in cooler regions for better frost protection.

It is known for its hardiness and its ability to withstand temperatures of at least 30° Fahrenheit for a short time, making it suitable for USDA zones 9 through 11. The mature plant is cold hardy and its leaves are evergreen.

The fruits of the Artocarpus integer are medium sized, growing between 5 and 7 inches long, smooth to the touch, and generally more cylindrical in shape than its cousin, the Jackfruit. Inside, the pulp is sweet and juicy, but also creamy. It is much less fibrous and acidic than the Jackfruit, making it an optimal choice for eating fresh and even making ice cream! The young fruits are also sometimes eaten as vegetables.

The Chempedak tree produces around 100 fruits per year. With such an abundance, this fruit tree can provide plenty of health benefits. Not only is it relatively low in calories, it's packed with vitamins and minerals like vitamin C, potassium, folate, and protein, making it a great snack or ingredient to add to any meal.

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Jackedak Cheena, Jackfruit x Chempedak (Artocarpus x integer)

Jack-edak is a highly recommended variety grown in TopTropicals garden from a seedling of Cheena (Jackfruit x Chempedak) that fruited for us within 3 years from planting. The fruit (20-25 inches size) is probably the best we ever tasted! It is super sweet, crunchy and has a rich, pleasant, excellent flavor. It has very little latex which makes it easy to handle when cutting up. The tree produces at the very base of the trunk, so you can prune it as short as you want. Our tree survived light frosts as well as 48 hours of 3ft flooding, with no damage!

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