South Florida gardener Aly recently shared a good post she wrote on jackfruit… and it also includes a recipe for jackfruit tacos:
“The best and the worst part about my passion for growing food is the never-ending list of what I want to grow. Not only does that list go on forever, but also there’s an entire separate list of what to do once its grown! Recipes to try, things to dehydrate, rare fruits to taste….
There’s things on the list like: Grow and make my own mustard, grow and powder my own cayenne pepper, make purple sweet potato pie, make moringa powder…. It literally never ends…
Every now and then it just happens that what I’m fixated on becomes feasible to check off the list. And by check off the list I mean, DO IT. After the summer fruit festival at Fruit and Spice Park, I was enamored by the Jackfruit trees. They were bearing so many Jackfruits I just couldn’t wrap my brain around it.
With my Jackfruit obsession at an all-time high, I’ve been on the lookout to score some locally grown big time Jackfruits- and I’ve had some major success. The largest one I’ve come across weighing in at a 46 pounds!
There could be pages and pages written about this tree, and the fruit itself. Here’s just a bit of what I’ve found fascinating…”
(Click here to keep reading over at Aly’s site)
By the way, the book she mentions in her article – Fruits of Warm Climates – is an excellent read and a must-have for any serious fruit tree enthusiast.
I’ve referred to my copy many times.
It’s an investment, but the book is huge and packed with photos and data.
A definitive work.