Wednesday, May 7, 2014

70 years old Cempedak tree fruiting

Location: Cempedak Hill, Zone G

Cempedak ( Artocarpus integer)
 It is a huge tree and has been planted here before I was born.  The 'Cempedak' tree (Artocarpus integer) is fruiting extremely well.  It belongs to the same family of the more well-known Breadfruit (Artocarpus altilis), Jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus) and Terap (Artocarpus odoratissimus).  The fruits of Artocarpus range from the size of a tennis ball to a punching bag.  They have latex in the bark, leaves and other living tissues.
Note how the fruits are borne on the main tree trunk and branches rather than end of branchlets as in the Breadfruit and Terap.

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