1 super happy Breadfruit Tree – Artocarpus altilis


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The breadfruit tree, scientifically known as Artocarpus altilis, is a tropical evergreen tree with large, lobed leaves and green, bumpy fruits. Native to the South Pacific, it's renowned for its starchy, nutritious fruits that are versatile and often used as a staple food source. The fruits can be roasted, boiled, or baked and have a taste and texture similar to bread, hence the name. This tree has significant cultural and culinary importance in tropical regions, where it provides sustenance and plays a vital role in local cuisine.

The Breadfruit Tree - Artocarpus altilis, may have different names in various languages and regions:
Breadfruit Tree

  1. Spanish: Árbol de pan or Fruta de pan
  2. French: Arbre à pain
  3. German: Brotfruchtbaum
  4. Italian: Albero del pane
  5. Portuguese: Árvore-do-pão or Fruta-pão
  6. Tagalog (Philippines): Kamansi or Rimas
  7. Hawaiian: 'Ulu
  8. Tahitian: 'Uru
  9. Māori (New Zealand): 'Ulu or Rimu

Other names: Sukun, Suku, Kulur, Kelor. Hindi: bakri-chajhar Marathi: नीरफणस nirphanas, विलायती फणस vilayati phanas Tamil: ஈரப்பலா irppla, kadapila Kannada: ಜೀಗುಜ್ಜೆ Jeegujje, ದೀವಿಹಲಸು Deevi halasu, ರೊಟ್ಟಿಹಲಸು Rotti halasu ಗುಜ್ಜುಹಲಸು Gujju halasu ಸೀಮೆಹಲಸು Seeme halasu Konkani: जिवी कडगी jivi kadgi Sanskrit: नागदामिनी nagadamani

Properties & Care

How do you take care of a Breadfruit tree?

  1. Pot and soil:
    • Use a large pot with excellent drainage to accommodate the tree’s growth. Choose well-draining, loamy soil rich in organic matter.
  2. Sunlight:
    • Provide as much sunlight as possible. Place the potted tree in a location with at least 6–8 hours of direct sunlight each day. Consider using grow lights when indoors.
  3. Temperature:
    • Protect the tree from cold temperatures. Breadfruit is sensitive to temperatures below 10°C. Move the pot indoors during the colder months or provide a warm, sheltered environment.
  4. Watering:
    • Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Water when the top inch of soil feels dry. Proper drainage is essential.
  5. Fertilization:
    • Use a balanced, slow-release fertilizer during the growing season (spring and summer). Follow the manufacturer’s recommendations, and reduce or stop feeding during the dormant period in winter.
  6. Pruning:
    • Prune the breadfruit tree for shape and to remove dead or overcrowded branches. Pruning helps maintain a healthy canopy and improves air circulation.
  7. Pollination:
    • Breadfruit trees are typically pollinated by the wind. Ensure good airflow around the tree to facilitate pollination.


Breadfruit tree

  1. Size and shape:
    • Breadfruit is typically large, reaching 8 to 12 inches (20 to 30 cm) in length.
    • It has a round to oblong shape with a textured, bumpy surface.
  2. Color and texture:
    • The skin of a ripe breadfruit ranges in color from green to yellow or brown, depending on its ripeness.
    • The texture of the skin is rough and bumpy, somewhat resembling durian.
  3. Pulp:
    • The pulp of a breadfruit is starchy, creamy, and pale white to pale yellow when cooked.
    • It has a mild, nutty flavor and a texture that is often compared to that of freshly baked bread.
  4. Seeds:
    • Breadfruit typically contains small, inedible seeds located in the core of the fruit. These seeds are usually discarded during processing and consumption.
  5. Harvesting and Processing:
    • Breadfruit is harvested when fully mature but still firm. Ripe fruit yields slightly to pressure.
    • The fruit can be roasted, boiled, baked, or fried, depending on culinary preferences. It’s often used as a starchy staple food, much like bread, and is enjoyed in various dishes in tropical regions.

Breadfruit is a versatile and nourishing tropical fruit cherished for its starchy, bread-like pulp, making it a significant food source in many cultures.

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