South Florida gardener Aly recently shared a good post she wrote on jackfruit… and it also includes a recipe for jackfruit tacos:
Jazzed On Jackfruit: Recipes, History and More
“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.
David! Thanks for sharing!
I’ve got a potted jackfruit tree with your name on it for the next time you’re down south! And a little jar of the bio-char we’re making.
I look forward to continuing to grow food. I love your site and refer to it all the time.
Thanks, Aly. One day.
Hello Mr. David I know you just escaped the northern FL environment. However I’m just about to leave my central FL home to move onto property I’ve had in the panhandle. 0.17 acres now and going to 0.96 acres and possibly may obtain the property next door adding another 1.92 acres. I want to start my new permaculture paradise immediately when I get there in hopefully 3 months or less. Sucks to leave my more tropical food forest of 4 years in the making which was very unexpected…but now I’m on to my permanent location where I’ll never have to leave this time. Unless I win some kind of huge some of cash…then I’ll buy something like you just got…very nice by the way! I couldn’t find a way to contact you directly on the site to pick your brain. I understand your always busy though so if you cannot get back to me its no worries. Very sorry Aly to put this here in your comments but I figured it was Dave’s most recent post so he’d surely see it. If you’ve got an email address I could message you at David I’d greatly appreciate it! Thanks!
Comments are always fine, d-grower. Congrats on the solid piece of property and my condolences on losing the other one. You can contact me at: david@thesurvivalgardener .com