Jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllis
The jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus), also known as jack tree or jakfruit, is a species of tree in the mulberry and fig family (Moraceae). Archeological findings in India have revealed that jackfruit was cultivated in India 3000 to 6000 years ago.The flavor is comparable to a combination of apple, pineapple, mango, and banana.
It is native to parts of South and Southeast Asia, and is believed to have originated in the southwestern rain forests of Indian Subcontinent, in present-day Goa, Kerala, Odisha, Tamil Nadu, Sri Lanka coastal Karnataka, and Maharashtra. The jackfruit tree is well suited to tropical lowlands, and its fruit is the largest tree-borne fruit, reaching as much as 35 kg (80 lb) in weight, 90 cm (35 in) in length, and 50 cm (20 in) in diameter.
The jackfruit tree is a widely cultivated and popular food item throughout the tropical regions of the world. Jackfruit is the national fruit of Bangladesh, by name Kathal (কাঁঠাল) in Bengali language. The Jackfruit tree can produce about 100 to 200 fruits in a year. (Wikipedia)