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Jackfruit Varieties without Acid/Fruity Flavor
« on: January 07, 2019, 03:29:52 PM »
Hello! First post here. I've only ever tried jackfruit imported from Mexico to the mainland U.S., but I loved the deep orange/pink ones I was getting last summer.

I'd love variety recommendations for that taste. I don't like them too firm or crunchy, soft to medium firm is best. The ones I had were somewhat firm but really melted in the mouth.

Thank you!
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Re: Jackfruit Varieties without Acid/Fruity Flavor
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2019, 04:41:50 PM »
Per my experience growing jacks, the acidity is due to picking slightly under-ripe. Allow to ripen on the tree to mitigate acidity. I'm actually the opposite and prefer my jacks on the tart, so I pick them mature green.
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Re: Jackfruit Varieties without Acid/Fruity Flavor
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2019, 06:11:05 PM »
Thanks, Cookie Monster! I had a feeling that's a key reason. Though I have yet to taste a yellow variety without some fruity flavor , I'm sure most/all imported jackfruits are picked early. Maybe I just got lucky with a lot of the orange ones. Although, even the slightly fruity oranges did seem to be a bit richer in flavor/sweeter than all the yellows.

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Re: Jackfruit Varieties without Acid/Fruity Flavor
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2019, 07:21:49 PM »
Regarding the fruity flavor, that's probably cultivar specific. But the acidity is generally a factor of picking time.
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