Wild Jack, Aiyinipila, Aini-maram, Aani, Anhili, Anjili, Hebbalasu

Posted by on January 17, 2015 in fruiting season S, Others | Comments Off on Wild Jack, Aiyinipila, Aini-maram, Aani, Anhili, Anjili, Hebbalasu

Wild Jack, Aiyinipila, Aini-maram, Aani, Anhili, Anjili, Hebbalasu
Scientific Name : Artocarpus hirsutus
Family : Moraceae
Common Name : Wild Jack, Aiyinipila, Aini-maram, Aani, Anhili, Anjili, Hebbalasu
Description:
It is a tall, evergreen tree which grows more than 30 meters high.Unlike the common Jackfruit tree, which bears the fruit on its main trunk, the wild jack fruit grow quite high in several branches. The fruit is much smaller than the common Jackfruit. Its outer skin is covered with longer & softer spine-like outgrowth. Botanical name of the tree is Artocarpus hirsutus. The term ‘hirsutus’ refers to the hair-like growth on the skin of the fruit. The fruit as it matures turns almost orange in colour. Unripe fruit is used for making pickles & also as a vegetable. The fruit on ripening has flesh of deep orange colour. The flesh is a bit sour in taste. The seeds too are used as vegetable or are roasted to eat. Most wonderful thing about this fruit is, the fruit can easily be peeled like an orange; it is also without any sticky gum. It is native to India.
Propagation : Seeds, grafting
Longevity : Perennial

 

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