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Kwai Muk

Artocarpus hypargyraeus

a.k.a. A. hypargyraeus, A. lingnanensis

Smallish orange-brown fruit with fuzzy skin and a nice subacid taste. Fruits are popular in some parts of Asia.

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Description

Medium sized tree to 20-50ft. It is usually fairly slow-growing. The tree is very ornamental, with pretty, glossy green leaves. The bark contains a milky latex. Male and female flowers are borne on the same tree. Fruits ripen in late summer and early fall, and often ripen seedless.

Hardiness

Trees are reasonably hardy, surviving to at least 26F, with some specimens standing brief drops even a few degrees lower.

Growing Environment

Grow in full sun. Water regularly.

Propagation

By seed.

Uses

Fruits are usually eaten raw and are also dried and eaten.

Native Range

Southern China, where it is also occasionally grown commercially. Local Adaptation Florida - Grows well in warmer, mostly frost-free parts of Florida.

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