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Plant Species of the genus Artocarpus

Information about this genus
Name: Artocarpus
Cultivation: CULTIVATION: These trees require constantly warm moist conditions. They prefer well-drained humus-rich soil and will fruit more reliably and heavily if fed well. Plant in full sun or partial shade with shelter from strong winds. Propagate the species from seed and the cultivars from cuttings or aerial layers.
Description: This pantropical genus of around 50 species of evergreen and deciduous trees includes several commercially important fruits, notably breadfruit and jackfruit. The leaves are large with bracts (stipules) at the base of the stalks and may be simple or lobed. There are separate male and female flowers; the males borne in small catkins, the females in large heads. The flowers are tiny but the starchy white-fleshed fruit that follows is conspicuous and in some cases very large indeed.

Specie Vernacular Zone
Artocarpus altilis
Artocarpus heterophyllus 10-12
Artocarpus integer 11-12

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