Growing Jackfruit for Money

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Jackfruit is a native fruit from the Western portion of India. It is broadly cultivated all over the tropical valley of the hemisphere. This is one of the most significant fruit crop in Indonesia, India, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Burma and Philippines.

This fruit is not just known for its sweet and juicy taste, it is also popular for various uses. Growing jackfruit is a great opportunity to earn money.

What is Jackfruit?
 

Jackfruit is an oval-shaped fruit, usually large and with spines all over it. This fruit usually grows in areas with tropical climates like in Asia and some portions of Americas such as San Diego and Florida. It is also considered as one of the largest fruits in the planet. Even though, the smell of the fruit is not as pleasing as other fruits when already ripe, it has a lot of benefits and uses. They are ideal in desserts as well as curries. In Bangladesh, it is their national fruit.
 

Economic Use of Jackfruit

  • The tree of jackfruit can also be used as a reforestation, intercropping, agro-forestry and a great shade during sunny weather.
  • The fruit of jackfruit is not eaten when ripe, its young fruit is also used as veggies and the fruit can be use for making ice cream, preserves and sweets. The ingredients are also use for salad and even as alcoholic beverage after it is distilled or fermented.
  • The seeds jackfruit can be roasted or boiled and it is very abundant in starch.
  • Jackfruit’s rags are also rich in pectin very nice for making a jelly.
  • The wood of this fruit can also be used in making musical instruments\, building materials, furniture and timber.
  • In India, the leaves of the jackfruit are sewn to make plates as well as other kinds of containers and even fodder.
  • The bark of a jackfruit is also rich in white latex, which is ideal for pasting damage chinaware or to trap birds and caulking boats.
  • When you boil the sawdust or wood, it will produce a yellow dye, ideal for coloring garments.
     

As one of the fruit with a lot of uses like the coconut, it is expected that the market of jackfruit will increase in the next decades, so if it is your hobby to plant fruit bearing trees, it is an ideal option also for you to earn cash on it.
 

Site Requirement of Jackfruit
 

This fruit thrives well in tropical climates like in Southeast Asia and other portions of America. The best thing about jackfruit is it can grow in any kind of soil and it prefers well-drained, clay or sandy soils. This fruit cannot tolerate a soil with poor drainage. Jackfruit is usually propagated in various ways such as seeds, inarching, budding, grafting and marketing.

8 Comments

  • 1. Amit Trivedi said on 1/7/2014 1:51:35 PM
    I am interested in this business. I have my own farms with good water resources. I can grow this jackfruit in big quantity. I need a help, after producing this fruit where and to whom i should send or sell. Like brokers, consumers etc. of this corp. I need guidance. Kanpur, Uttar pradesh and India.
  • 2. neelmani said on 2/7/2014 5:09:36 PM
    I am interested in this business. I have my own agricultural lands with good water resources. I can grow this jackfruit in big quantity. I need a help, from where does i get its seeds, how to cultivate it, after producing these fruit where and to whom i should send or sell. Like brokers, consumers etc. of this & at what price for what volume. I need complete guidance. Siwan-Bihar-India,
  • 3. Lucky said on 4/23/2014 6:37:02 AM
    Please let me know how this fruit can be exported and to which countries, thanks.
  • 4. Jabeera B said on 7/12/2015 1:25:32 AM
    I am interested in this Location Kollam, Kerala
  • 5. ajay said on 11/12/2015 3:00:09 AM
    I am interested in this jack fruit business. I have my own farms with good water resources.What are the verity/ type of jack fruit. what are the financial and technical help i can get in this business. I need a help. After producing this fruit where and to whom i should send or sell. Like brokers, consumers etc. of this corp. I need guidance. Bhubaneswar, ODISHA, India.
  • 6. Rabin Prasad said on 6/21/2016 12:46:50 AM
    I am interested to start this business at orissa. I have 2 acre of bare land where i can start cultivating this fruit. Kindly provide some idea about national n international market to supply or sell this fruit directly in large scale. I am also interested to put up one processing unit.
  • 7. Eldhose Gigi said on 1/10/2017 6:30:57 AM
    I am interested to start this business. I have 3 acres of land in Kerala where I can start cultivating jackfruit. Actually I had some trees in my land. Kindly provide some idea about its market to supply or sells this fruit directly in large scale
  • 8. SREEJITH KRISHNA said on 2/10/2017 12:33:51 AM
    I AM INTERESTED IN THIS BUSINESS. I HAVE LOT OF JACKFRUIT TREE IN OUR LAND. Kindly provide some idea about its market to supply or sells this fruit directly in large scale
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