Posted by: cochinblogger | July 1, 2013

Jackfruit Country

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Jackfruit abounds in the Kerala countryside. One of my indelible memories is delicious jackfruit being served at tea time in my grandfather’s house. Naturally, the fruit came from a tree in the yard. I took this photo inside a plantation in Kulamavu, Idukki district. I was told that jackfruit trees grow wild in such profusion that the price jackfruit commands is low, and most of the ripe fruit is left for the birds and squirrels. There is demand for the fruit, however; trucks carry away jackfruit from here  to urban centers like Bangalore, where it is turned into products like jam.

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