For cooking, select mature fruit that is firm with a greenish-yellow color. For ripening, pick fruits that are yellow and sound hollow when tapped (Malolo et al., 2001; Parkinson, 1989).
Quite large and should be cleaned and cut up to pack in containers.
Jack fruit is a large pale green colored fruit with tough,rough skin. Ripe jack fruit turns yellow-brown in color and softens. The flesh is yellow, juicy, and has a strong aroma. Fruits are available all year round but are more abundant in the hot season (Darley, 1993; Malolo et al., 2001).