How to Grow it- Jack Fruit
Jackfruit is one of the most remunerative and important fruits of India. It belongs to the family Moraceae. In this article we will learn about jackfruit plantation.Originally, jackfruit is a native of India and presently cultivated throughout the tropical low land in both the hemispheres.
Wild jackfruit is found in Western Ghats of India. In India, jackfruit plantation is mostly done in Bihar, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Assam, Orissa, Kerela and Tamil Nadu. Its regular plantations are found only in U.P. where marginal orchards exist.
In other parts of the country, it is rarely grown in plantations but preferred very much in homesteads or as a shade tree or as a mixed crop. It grows throughout South India up to an elevation of 2,400 meters.
Its fruits are used both for culinary purposes and as table fruit but it is mainly used for culinary purposes. Tender fruits appear in the market in spring and continue till late summer as popular vegetable. Since common vegetables are scarce and costly at that time of the year, jackfruit enjoys a high demand and premier price.Continue Reading
Source: Krishi Sandesh