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Requesting Breadfruit varieties from USDA
« on: May 21, 2015, 01:26:06 PM »
Researching the varieties available from USDA and had a few questions:

1.  I am assuming lower latex ratings are more desirable, but then I had a thought that higher latex may be beneficial for surviving cool temps here in south FL.  thoughts?

2.  Most of the varieties say they have spines.  Does the tree have spines (a la salak), or just the fruit?

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Re: Requesting Breadfruit varieties from USDA
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2015, 01:37:18 PM »
Can you show me one that says it has spines?

Also, you may just be better off buying one of the tissue cultured breadfruit trees that Pine Island sells.

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Re: Requesting Breadfruit varieties from USDA
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2015, 01:40:36 PM »
I think the spines are on the leaves, on my tree the leaves have a fuzzy-ness that itches.

I don't know about the latex, sorry

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Re: Requesting Breadfruit varieties from USDA
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2015, 01:44:54 PM »
Can you show me one that says it has spines?

Also, you may just be better off buying one of the tissue cultured breadfruit trees that Pine Island sells.

Just noticed it under the "Observations" links.  Seems like most of them have it so I am thinking that spines may be attached to the core.  I have had breadfruit in Jamaica (and brought back from there) several times, but never actually prepared it myself.
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Re: Requesting Breadfruit varieties from USDA
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2015, 01:50:45 PM »
I haven noticed any spines in the core of the fruit.

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Re: Requesting Breadfruit varieties from USDA
« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2015, 02:11:39 PM »
Just noticed it under the "Observations" links.  Seems like most of them have it so I am thinking that spines may be attached to the core.  I have had breadfruit in Jamaica (and brought back from there) several times, but never actually prepared it myself.

If you read what it says in the observations it explains what it means by spines. "Definition: Definition of presence/absence of spines on fruit skin, greatest frequency of 5 fruit."

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Re: Requesting Breadfruit varieties from USDA
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2015, 02:13:13 PM »
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Re: Requesting Breadfruit varieties from USDA
« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2015, 02:52:52 PM »
Just noticed it under the "Observations" links.  Seems like most of them have it so I am thinking that spines may be attached to the core.  I have had breadfruit in Jamaica (and brought back from there) several times, but never actually prepared it myself.

If you read what it says in the observations it explains what it means by spines. "Definition: Definition of presence/absence of spines on fruit skin, greatest frequency of 5 fruit."

Ain't nobody got time for that!  ::)
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Re: Requesting Breadfruit varieties from USDA
« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2015, 03:10:21 PM »
Just noticed it under the "Observations" links.  Seems like most of them have it so I am thinking that spines may be attached to the core.  I have had breadfruit in Jamaica (and brought back from there) several times, but never actually prepared it myself.

If you read what it says in the observations it explains what it means by spines. "Definition: Definition of presence/absence of spines on fruit skin, greatest frequency of 5 fruit."

Ain't nobody got time for that!  ::)

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Re: Requesting Breadfruit varieties from USDA
« Reply #9 on: May 21, 2015, 03:18:17 PM »
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Re: Requesting Breadfruit varieties from USDA
« Reply #11 on: October 28, 2020, 01:49:34 PM »
Sorry old thread, but has anyone successfully obtained different varieties from them? Pictures? I plan on obtaining a few more varieties next spring.

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Re: Requesting Breadfruit varieties from USDA
« Reply #12 on: October 28, 2020, 10:10:00 PM »
Artocarpus altilis is breadfruit with smooth skin and no seeds. But the blunt spiny skin is Artocarpus camensi a seeded variety of breadfruit called breadnut. Both have traces of latex mostly in the skin.

 

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