April’s talk will feature a trip to the opposite side of the world, to an area known as the Indo-Malay Arc. There are many fruits that originate from here, as it is the most biologically diverse zone on earth – on land and in the sea!
Fruits from the genus Artocarpus – jackfruit, breadfruit, Kwai Muk, Marang, chempedak, cheena, and other lessor known fruits, all call this area of the world home.
While most of these fruits are ultra tropicals and cannot be grown here, several do quite well with a bit of planning and a steady supply of water.
This talk will provide a survey of the most important fruits from this genus, with an emphasis on those that can be grown in Florida, and in particular, Sarasota. These include jackfruit, Kwai Muk, Marang, cheena, and chempedak.