Friday, December 24, 2010
Since I have now a bit more time to give attention to other topics then posts in Lolo's House B(uilding) LOG , I intend to report with brief blogs on local animals and plants that I encounter here. Also because we intend to plant fruit trees in our new garden soon.
This time I want to show you Jack fruit. This tree is growing in our garden for probably three years, grown from some seeds.
Each piece can weigh up to more than 30 kilo. It is the largest tree borne fruit in the world.
It looks like a durian, which I saw first time in Indonesia, but unless the durian, the jack fruit is not so irritating smelly. It seems the two are not related.
What amazes me in the garden - well it is not really a garden, but just a few meters between the house and the fence - that we have three such trees in a row, but only one bares fruit, the others not. May be it has to do with the fact that the fruit baring tree is next to the sink of the pump and gets most of the water.
This is an interesting tree for us to put in the garden as the tree grows fast, gives a lot of shadow and the fruit looks nice and can be used for all kind of desserts and even as a kind of vegetable.