Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Jackfruit

Photo: Jackfruit

Native to Southeast Asia. Harvested in Florida May to November. Typical size is 10-20 inches in diameter, 9-65 pounds. Allow fruit to ripen at room temperature until soft, flesh breaks off into small off-white to pinkish segments with a distinctive mild to strong pleasant flavor. Best eaten fresh or may be refrigerated one to five days, frozen or dried for later use. Good source of vitamins A and C, calcium, potassium and iron. Use fresh, baked, boiled, fried, and in soups and salads.