One of the most handsome and fast-growing tropical fruits is Breadfruits. Breadfruits tree can produce more than two hundred cantaloupe-sized fruits in a single season. Breadfruit is a starchy fragrant fruit that taste like bread. It is also rich in fiber, vitamins, minerals and it has high-quality protein. Breadfruit is actually an important source of nutrition in many parts of the continent. This tropical fruit is usually propagated by taking the root cuttings or shoots that produce a tree identical to the parent plant. Other common methods of propagation include layering, in-vitro propagation, or grafting. Once the plant is established, they require a very little care. Breadfruit can be grown from seed. If you’re really interested in growing breadfruit seeds, just continue reading to learn more on how to grow breadfruit from seed.
Growing Breadfruit from Seed
Start by removing the seeds from the healthy ripe breadfruit. You need to plant the seeds fast because they lose viability quickly and they can’t be stored. You have to rinse the breadfruit seeds in a strainer to remove the pulp, then treat the breadfruit seeds with fungicide or soak them in a weak (two percent) bleach solution for about 5 to ten minutes. Get a seed tray and fill the seed tray with loose, well-draining potting mix. Plant the breadfruit seeds shallow to a depth of no more than twice the width of the seed. Make sure you water to keep the potting mix lightly moist but never saturated. Make sure the mix is not allowed to dry out. You can plant each of the seedlings into an individual pot shortly after germination, which generally takes about ten to fourteen days. You will want to continue the plant care in this container for at least a year, at which time you can plant the young breadfruit trees outdoors in light, well-drained soil. Make sure you look for a planting location in partial shade.
Furthermore, you can easily add a handful of balanced, all-purpose fertilizer to the bottom of the hole before planting. Also, a thin layer of mulch will really help to keep the soil moist and cool.