How Do You Care For Breadfruit Plants?
Breadfruit trees are native to the islands of the Pacific. The fruit, which has a long shelf life, was once very popular with sailors, who carried it on voyages for long-term nutrition. Today these large trees are grown in home gardens for their beauty and fruit. Take care of your breadfruit tree and it may live and produce fruit for up to 50 years. Plant your breadfruit tree from seed or as a sapling, in an area that will support it. Breadfruit trees are subtropical, and require good levels of humidity with warm temperatures. Make sure your area can provide temperatures of 60 to 100 degrees year round. If you live in a cooler area, pot the breadfruit tree to take inside during cold temperatures. Plant breadfruit trees in quick-draining, rich soil. Although some research shows that breadfruit trees can grow in poor soil, if you have the option of providing more nutrition to plants you should always do so. Protect young breadfruit trees from direct sun using shade cloth, or shade from o