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Artocarpus heterophylus


English: Jackfruit, Jakfruit

Luganda: Ffene, Kifenensi

Kiswahili: Mfenesi

Fodder characteristics

Palatability: Good for goats and cows.

Nutritional value: Typical for non-legume tree leaves (ref).

Safety: No problems have been encountered, even when fed in large quantities.

Other characteristics/uses

A very popular fruit.


Very common in Central Uganda, and increasingly being grown in other areas.

Useful references

World Agroforestry Centre - Agroforestree Database

Leaves may be elonganted and pointed in young trees

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Fruits grow from trunk and main branches

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A medium-sized fruit

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Leaves and young fruit

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