As one of the most highly praised fruits in the genus, it is puzzling why marang is not widely grown. Low yield and short shelf life offer only a partial explanation. PDF | Artocarpus odoratissimus belongs to the family of Moraceae and can be found mainly on Borneo Island, especially Brunei, Kalimantan. Artocarpus odoratissimus. a.k.a. Tarap. Large yellow-brown fruit covered with spiny protrubences. Fruits usually grow to “. Flesh is white, juicy, with a strong .

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Artocarpus odoratissimus is an evergreen Tree growing to 25 m 82ft by 20 m 65ft at a medium rate. Artocarpus odoratissimus – Blanco. Many trees lose the leaf lobing once mature.

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Low yield and short shelf life offer only a partial explanation, since these features would not deter most home gardeners. The large fruit is esteemed for the sweet, juicy, aromatic perianths surrounding the seeds, which can be eaten fresh or used as an ingredient in cakes.

The cultivated marang might be a tetraploid derivative of a diploid wild ancestor. Each entry has a brief description of the plant and its uses, accompanied by one to many excellent quality photographs of the fruits.


Regular weeding and irrigation during the first 2 or 3 dry seasons ensures good growth. Prefers a deep, well-drained soil[ ].

Evergreen forests[ ]. Plants For A Future have a number of books available in paperback and digital form. Views Read View source View history. Getting at the heavy fruit at the end of slender twigs is hazardous. Copy and print the QR code to a plant label, poster, book, website, magazines, newspaper etc and even t-shirts.

In comparison the records of a wild tree in the forest in Sarawak are dismal: Tree in Hawaii Photograph by: The fruit is graded and taken to market in bamboo baskets or sacks as soon as possible; the shelf life of the ripe fruit is very short.

The species is largely grown for local consumption; the short shelf-life of the fruit limits its wider use. The seeds are eaten roasted or boiled; boiled seeds 30 minutes in salty water have a delicious nutty flavour. It can grow aetocarpus to 25 m high and its trunk can reach up to 50 cm in diameter. The scent reminds some of the durian but is not so intense, and is in the thick odoragissimus and not the fruit pulp.

Artocarpus odoratissimus of the Moraceae family

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The ripe fruit is opened by cutting the rind around, twisting and gently pulling. We are currently updating this section. QR Code What’s this? A plant of lowland humid tropics, succeeding at elevations up to 1, metres[], it grows best in regions with abundant and equally distributed rainfall[]. Our new book to be released soon is Edible Shrubs.

Young plants need some shade, but need increasing light levels as they mature[ ]. Since the seeds germinate well, they may also be sown directly into containers.

In the Philippines the species occurs only cultivated, but in Borneo it is also common in the wild state. A primary goal in breeding programmes is to develop shorter, more branched trees which are easier to harvest.

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