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. You can unsubscribe at anytime.

Prefers a deep, well-drained soil[ ]. Both these species are native to the same areas. Tropical Plants Database, Ken Fern. In a series of fruit samples taken from wild and cultivated trees, fresh weight per seed ranged from less than 0.

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Fruits change colour to greenish yellow when ripe. It is found in partially shaded locations from sea-level to m elevation. As indicated by the scientific name, the fruit has a strong scent, and is considered superior in flavour to both jackfruit and cempedak.

Energy value is kJ per g. It may be harvested when full size but still firm, and left to ripen until soft.


The ripe fruits are fleshy, aromatic, sweet and juicy – similar to the jackfruit A. It can grow up to 25 m high and its trunk can reach up to 50 cm in diameter.

Desalination and Water Treatment. Yields of 4 – 6 tonnes per hectare have been achieved[ ]. As one of the most highly praised fruits in the genus, it is puzzling why marang is not widely grown. It is known for its sweet, fleshy, and juicy fruits that are said to be superior to the jackfruit and cempedak. The trees can become very large with a spreading canopy. Some information cannot be used for commercial reasons or be modified but some can. Seeds are extracted from ripe fruit, thoroughly cleaned with water and sown immediately in nurseries on sandy loam soil, since they do not retain their viability very long.

The seeds are also edible after boiling or roasting. Seedlings grow very fast and are ready for planting when they are about one year old. Oddoratissimus is native to BorneoPalawanand Mindanao Island, and is closely related to the jackfruitcempedakand breadfruit trees which all belong to artocarps same genus, Artocarpus.

Marang – Artocarpus odoratissimus – Seeds

Those ripened on the tree turn a more brownish color and will eventually fall to the ground and easily split open. Artocarpus sericicarpus has hairs, like a large rambutanand ripens red. Plants are fertilized with g ammonium sulphate after planting and towards the end of the rainy season.


Obviously the species should be much better understood before its prospects can be properly assessed. In the Philippines the species occurs only cultivated, but in Borneo it is also common in the wild state. Not for the casual reader. The roundish to oblong fruit is quite large, averaging about 16cm long and 13cm in diameter[ ]. Copy and print the QR code to a plant label, poster, book, website, magazines, newspaper etc and even t-shirts.

The tree is not cold tolerant as is the breadfruit.

Artocarpus odoratissimus

Bearing trees are given 0. It is native to the Philippines, particularly in Palawan and Mindanao, and Borneo. The fruits are borne at the end of long flexible branches and ripe fruits are heavy, fragile and difficult to reach for harvest[ ].

Mean yield in the Philippines amounted to 4. Thick and fleshy[ ].