Breadfruit - Artocarpus Altilis

Full-Grown Breadfruit Tree

Common Name:    Breadfruit 
Scientific Name  Artocarpus Altilis
Height:  85 ft
Span:  20 ft
Growth Rate:  Fast
Sun Tolerance:  Full Sun
ABP Index: 3.0 (Aesthetics 3.0, Solidarity 3.0)

Breadfruit is a species of Mulberry family and found all over Southeast Asia and Pacific islands. The tree grows up to the height of 85 ft and has large, thick leaves.  The branches can grow very randomly in different directions, making it look like a ruffled chicken. The Breadfruit tree is monoecious and produces male flowers first followed by female flowers. The fruit of the tree is eaten in varied forms by roasting, frying, baking and boiling. The taste of the breadfruit is similar to potato and freshly baked bread.  

 Breadfruit Female Flower

 Breadfruit Male Flower and Fruits

 Trunk of Breadfruit Tree

 Breadfruit Fruits

 Artocarpus Flower with Adjacent Stipules 

 Artocarpus Stipule Scar 

 Closer View of Breadfruit Fruit

 Roasted Breadfruit's Fruit

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