The Skinny on Jackfruit
Jackfruit grows on a jack tree (also, jak tree), which is is “a handsome tree” of the mulberry family (Moraceae). Jack trees are monoecious, having both male and female leaves on the same plant.
When ripe, the external fruit omits a malodorous scent similar to decayed onions.
Jackfruit is the national fruit of Bangladesh.
With proper care and attention a jack tree will produce fruit for up to one-hundred years.