Friday, July 8, 2011
A 'nangka' (Artocarpus heterophyllus or A. heterophylla) vendor at the road side of Jalan Dr. Otten.
Nangka or jackfruit is said to be native to southern part of India, but is widely spread and cultivated in southeast Asia. It is the largest tree-born fruit known today. The fruit can weigh up to 36 kg (80 pounds) each and can be as long as 90 cm (36 inches) in length and 50 cm (20 inches) in diameter. You can see the whole fruits with their green peel on your left hand side of the picture. This vendor peels and slices the fruit and sell its bright yellow flesh by the kilogram.